aka Manketti Kernel Oil, Mongongo Nut Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel oil

Carrier oils

Schinziophyton rautanenii

100% Vegan Organic Sustainably Sourced


  • Product Code:: PCO4066
  • INCI Name:: Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil
    Nut Kernels
    Schinziophyton rautanenii (Schinz) Radcl.-Sm.
    Mongongo Tree, Mongongo Nut, Manketti Tree
    Cold Pressed



    Palmitic Acid C16:0

    5.00 – 15.00

    Stearic Acid C18:0

    4.00 – 9.00

    Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

    14.00 – 20.00

    Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)

    27.00 – 45.00

    α-Eleostearic Acid C18:3

    20.00 – 35.00


500 g (17.64 oz): 10% OFF
$32.20 $28.98
1 kg (2.20 lb): 29% OFF
$62.00 $44.02
2 kg (4.41 lb): 31% OFF
$121.50 $83.80
5 kg (11.02 lb): 33% OFF
$298.06 $199.70
10 kg (22.04 lb): 35% OFF
$583.00 $379.00
25 kg (55.11 lb): 38% OFF
$1425.81 $884.00

Our organically crafted Manketti Oil, also known as Mongongo Oil, is cold pressed from the nuts of the Schinziophyton rautanenii trees [Family: Euphorbiaceae], an endemic plant of the savannahs and deserts of Namibia. Manketti Oil is rich in a rare polyunsaturated fatty acid: Alpha-Eleostearic Acid which provides excellent protection to the skin from damage caused by UV rays. This wonderful oil has been revered for centuries by many African tribes like the Kung bushmen of the Kalahari as a wonderful protectant for skin and hair.

The Mongongo trees grows widely in the deep sands and tough environment of the Kalahari, where it survive several years of drought droughts and huge variations in temperatures. The tree begin to bear their egg-shaped, velvety brown fruit in late October. These fruits have a thin layer of edible flesh around hard stone. Inside this stone lies the delectable and nutrient-dense nut which is cold pressed to yields the bright yellow Mongongo (Manketti) Oil.


Manketti Oil contains high levels of Vitamin E (tocopherol) and polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it highly beneficial for skin protection. It is effective not only for moisturizing the skin but also for restructuring and rejuvenating the epidermis. While Mongongo Oilis effective in soothing severely dry and flaky skin conditions, its remarkable absorbency makes it perfectly suited for all skin types (dry, sensitive, mature, oily) as it will not clog pores. The high Vitamin E content also provides the oil with excellent stability and protects the oil from going rancid.

Rich in powerful antioxidants, Manketti Oil helps fight free radicals and help maintain skin elasticity to prevent signs of premature aging and wrinkles. Mongongo Oil is a gentle yet effective and fast-absorbing oil that contributes long-lasting moisture to hair strands, restoring vitality to dry, brittle and damaged hair.


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Certificate of Analysis(COA) - Current Batch

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Cosmetic Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).

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Extraction Method

Nature In Bottle certify that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil has been extracted using cold pressing which means it is minimally processed using mechanical extraction (pressure) and low-temperature controlled conditions [at around 80-90°F (26-32°C)] controlled conditions to extract the oil. The phytonutrient-rich oil is then fine-filtered using a screen, to remove any significant solids or undesired impurities from the oil. No chemical solvents, no high-heat temperatures, and no further chemical refining to alter the condition (colour, scent) of the oil.

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Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle certify that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing.
Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.

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Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.

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TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.

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Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Manketti (Mongongo) Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Nature In Bottle also declares that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide

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Gluten Free Statement

Nature In Bottle can approve that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.

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Melamine Free Statement

Nature In Bottle confirm that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

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Nanomaterials Declarartion

Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Manketti (Mongongo) Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.

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California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

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REACH Conformance

Nature In Bottle declare that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.

Furthermore, Manketti (Mongongo) Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.

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Natural Criteria Statement

Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

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Residual Solvents

Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Manketti (Mongongo) Oil.

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Non-CITES Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Manketti (Mongongo) Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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Sustainable natural ingredients, from a source you can trust



All our products are created with respect for nature, ensuring unmatched attention to quality and detail at every step of the process. We select and source oils that fit the ideal fatty acid profile to provide the maximum therapeutic benefits. No chemical solvents, no high-heat temperatures, and no chemical refining is done to alter the condition (colour, scent) of the oil.



We only offer products that are certified organic, wildcrafted in their natural habitat, or grown using organic practices in cases where organic certification is unavailable or impractical. We rely on our relationships with the distiller/supplier and knowledge of their good practices to ensure that the product is free from pesticides and adulteration.



We are a non-MLM company, selling online directly to our customers located in over 220 countries across the world. Our pricing is always wholesale, for every customer - there is no need to sign up or become a member to avail the benefits of our wholesale pricing. We also provide hugely subsidised rates for international shipping.