Baobab Fruit and Seeds

Baobab Oil: The Tree of Life

Article Summary: The baobab oil in Good & Simple balms is USDA certified organic, fair trade, non-GMO, cold-pressed, and unrefined. With a heavy hitter list of attributes and benefits for your skin, this ancient oil is an excellent one to incorporate into your daily skincare routine. We combine baobab oil with other key ingredients such as grass-fed tallow, emu oil and essential oils, and now we have a powerful blend of natural ingredients that hydrate, soothe, and enhance our body's natural state-of-being and our skin's texture.



Baobab oil is pressed from the seed of the baobab tree (native to Africa). Baobab oil is an excellent carrier oil that can be used alone or in combination with other oils and butters. It is a non-comedogenic, lightweight oil with quick absorption and is suitable for most skin types.

Baobab oil is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant-rich, and anti-inflammatory (rich in Vitamins A, E, and F as well as sterols).

It serves as an excellent moisturizer, skin softener, may improve the texture and elasticity of your skin while helping to repair the skin barrier and reduce inflammation (redness, swelling, irritation).



The baobab tree is known as the "Tree of Life" in southern Africa.

The baobab tree is native to Malawi, Kenya, and Madagascar. An unusual tree, the baobab tree looks like it is upside down with the root system growing up into the air. Locals use every part of the tree as it is renowned for its numerous health benefits.

The baobab fruit pulp has 7-10x more vitamin C than an orange. The fruit powder is also used in baking.

The average lifespan of a baobab tree is approximately 500 years with some of the oldest trees at 5,000-years-old and reaching 20 meters in height!



The baobab oil in Good & Simple balms is USDA certified organic, fair trade, non-GMO, cold-pressed, and unrefined.

But what exactly is "fair trade"? Products designated as fair trade ensure that producers, workers, and farmers have safe working conditions and receive fair wages and market prices for their work and products.

When you purchase fair trade products that utilize fair trade ingredients, you support this effort. In addition to ensuring safe working conditions, wages, and market prices, supplementary funds may also be in place and used to improve the lives of the farmers and their communities.



  • USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Non-GMO, Cold-Pressed, Unrefined



  • Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral
  • Non-comedogenic (will not clog pores)
  • Suitable for most skin types; lightweight oil with quick absorption
  • Rich in Vitamins A, E, and F as well as sterols
  • High in Omega-3 fatty acids and other beneficial fats; Omega-3 skin benefits include: excellent moisturizer, skin softener, improved skin texture and elasticity, may help repair skin barrier and reduce inflammation
  • May help reduce skin redness, irritation, and swelling to alleviate blemishes and breakouts
  • Baobab tree is known as the "Tree of Life" in southern Africa
  • Find this ingredient in our Soothe and Glow Face & Body Balms. Shop all products here.


    Baobab Trees
    (Photo: Baobab Trees)



    By selecting premium organic, fair trade, unrefined, cold-pressed baobab oil and combining it with other key ingredients, we create nutrient-dense balms that support healthy and balanced skin. This choice in turn supports fair pay and safe working conditions for those harvesting and processing this skin-supporting oil. The organic label also ensures earth-friendly and earth-healing farming practices (free of pesticides, herbicides, etc) are in place -- alleviating you of any worries when using this oil.

    Purchase power at its finest. We can all make a difference.

    What we put on our skin is just one component of living a healthy lifestyle. Support your skin and body with healthy, nutrient-dense skin care products.



    You will find this ingredient in our Soothe and Glow Face & Body Balms. Interested in exploring the rest of our capsule line? Shop all products here.



    Interested in learning more about other ingredients we use in our face & body balms? Please take a peek at our Ingredients page where we give a brief overview of each ingredient along with products that use them as a part of the formulation.

    We are 100% transparent and share all of the ingredients that we use in our balms. No hidden ingredients cloaked with "fragrance" or "proprietary ingredient" language. What you see is what you get. :)



    If you would like to take a deeper dive into baobab oil and the benefits of using this ingredient for natural skin care, below are a couple of articles to get you started:

      We always encourage you to dig in and do your own research. What your body needs and what suits you best will be unique to you  - and this may vary and even shift as you move through life. Take time to listen in and discover what it is that you need.


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      Anne & Jen
      Owners, Good & Simple



      Good & Simple is a handcrafted line of face and body balms formulated with premium, wholesome ingredients. Our balms are nutrient-dense, nourishing for your skin, and serve as a multi-purpose solution to your skin's unique needs. Yes, it can be easy.

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