Dr. Ashton Kaidi and wife Michelle attended the "Sunset on the Serengeti" which was held at the Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, CA. to support Cradle to Career(C2C): Kenya, which represents the best of African Child Foundation and Agano with Kenya. It is the commitment to stick with every child under Father Henry’s care who begins as an orphan or is mired in such poverty that hope seems elusive. C2C has a commitment to every child who is driven and committed to a top-level educational experience, and who is determined to complete the circle by giving back to their country and their fellow citizens. Read more
Being resourceful is something Katy Leakey knows how to be. Living in East Africa, nothing goes to waste. "We are passionate about preserving the earth's precious resources and being good stewards of our planet. By recycling and applying sustainable practices in the creation of our products, we can help ensure that these resources will last well into the future." We we're inspired to think about how we could lower our own impact here at home. We came up with a few easy ways to reduce waste and think forward with an eco-conscious lifestyle. Read more
As the sun fades and the winter winds starts, our skin has to adjust to the changing climate. Fortunately, with a little help from the tanning salon and dermatologist, you can keep your skin tip-top shape just in time for the holiday season. We know you work hard in the winter months preparing and planning, so here are a few Marula Beauty tips to add to your skin care treatment this season.
Facial and Chemical Peels are great around this time of year because sun exposure is lower. Excessive sun exposure will damage the new skin and work against what your peel was trying to accomplish. Because of the lower sun exposure in the winter, recovery is quick. Marula oil can be applied daily after the procedure in conjunction with a sunscreen. This locks in the moisture in the skin while the sunscreen protects it from the damage sun can cause. With more moisture, this skin will peel correctly, and moisturize the emerging skin to leave your face soft and glowing. Read more
By now you know we love to share information about the beauty and skin benefits of Marula with you, and trust us, we do, but there is something else Marula does, beyond the bottle that we think is just as beautiful. You know the old cliché, beauty is only skin deep? Well here at Marula, it’s beyond that. Your support of our products and our business help better the lives of women in East Africa. As a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation, the production of Marula Oil provides rural women an essential sustainable source of income with which they feed, clothe, and educate their families. Sharing Marula with you helps us share a better and brighter future for our sisters working to produce Marula oil. If beauty was only skin deep, it wouldn’t look or feel nearly this good to give back. Thanks for your support from the MarulaBeauty team and from the beautiful families and futures in East Africa. Read more
Marula - The Leakey Collection is throwing off the bowlines and sailing straight into the Malaysian beauty scene. We recently introduced our Marula Oil to the Malaysian beauty markets, and women are taking notice. Philip and Katy Leakey recently presented at the Breast Cancer Symposium in Malaysia, and met with beauty bloggers and our distribution partners to discuss launching Marula on the other side of the world. Fiona, a blogger and attendee of these meetings, is one of the women the Leakey’s met in Malaysia that is a proponent of facial oils. She has oily skin and learned that if she uses oil as a moisturizer that the production of oil from healthy, hydrated skin actually goes down not up. She loves Marula oil now! Jacinta has already written a piece on the Miracle of Marula Oil.
We are excited to be launching in a new market, and sharing the beauty of our Marula Oil with our new sisters in Malaysia. Read more
Our Marula Beauty extraordinaire, Susan Jolley, visited the Soft Surroundings flagship store in St. Louis to lend support for a 4 day promotion this particular store was running in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Assoc of St. Louis chapter. They offered a 20% discount store wide, the proceeds of which would be donated to that important organization. The focus was on the caregivers of those with this devastating disease. In keeping with the spirit of the event, we were able to offer further insight and training to the salespeople and beauty experts on staff – illuminating the unique back-story that is Marula and just how empowering the harvest and production of this oil is to the Masaai women of East Africa. A wonderful and enlightening time was had by all.
Thank you Soft Surroundings, for letting us into your store and sharing your passion to make a difference in the world! Read more