why bao-med?

The baobab tree called the tree of life for its almost mythical powers, it provides food, water, shelter and traditional medicine. The baobab tree is found in very remote areas of Africa. Surrounded by the sounds and smell of the African bush, these iconic trees can live up to 2000 years.

BAO-MED® is pure baobab oil, cold pressed, unrefined and certified organic. BAO-MED® oil is a superb skin moisturiser and deeply nourishes the skin, repairing dry skin conditions. This warmly golden coloured oil, extracted from baobab seed is a tribute to these ancient African trees.


the baobab tree

All Baobabs are deciduous trees ranging in height from 5 to 20 meters. The Baobab tree is a strange looking tree that grows in low-lying areas in Africa and Australia. It can grow to enormous sizes and carbon dating indicates that they may live to be 3,000 years old. One ancient hollow Baobab tree in Zimbabwe is so large that up to 40 people can shelter inside its trunk. Various Baobabs have been used as a shop, a prison, a house, a storage barn and a bus shelter. The tree is certainly very different from any other. The trunk is smooth and shiny, not at all like the bark of other trees, and it is pinkish grey or sometimes copper coloured.

When bare of leaves, the spreading branches of the Baobab look like roots sticking up into the air, rather as if it had been planted upside-down. Baobabs are very strong, they can be burnt, or stripped of their bark, and they will just form new bark and carry on growing. When they do die, they simply rot from the inside and suddenly collapse, leaving a heap of fibres, which makes many people think that they don’t die at all, but simply disappear.

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