Kalahari Gold Philosophy
Kalahari Gold is dedicated to empowering women, preserving the environment, and promoting well-being by importing premium-quality, eco-friendly Marula oil from Namibia to the USA.
We are committed to fostering economic growth in local communities and providing our customers with a natural, organic solution for healthier skin, hair, and nails.
Veronica Jeans, Owner & Namibian
Veronica Jeans, the dynamic force behind Kalahari Gold, is a Namibian native who now calls the United States home. A seasoned entrepreneur with multiple successful businesses in the US, she has honed significant expertise in the Ecommerce sector.
While living in the US, Veronica's heart remains linked to Namibia, her roots and family still deeply entrenched in her birthplace. Inspired by the fervent support of her fellow Namibians, Veronica harbors a profound passion for contributing to her home country. She is particularly committed to uplifting women in Namibia, generously sharing her experiences and insights to help them establish and grow their own businesses.
Moreover, Veronica extends her support to women working in the Marula oil industry. By doing so, she contributes to the empowerment of these women and the overall economic growth of their communities, reinforcing her commitment to giving back to Namibia.
Veronica's vision for Kalahari Gold is to blend nature's bounty with science's power to create superior, non-toxic skincare solutions. She is driven by a dedication to skin health and a desire to solve genuine skin issues. Her mission is to produce safe and effective products that truly work, setting a new benchmark in skincare.
How It All Started
The Team Behind Kalahari Gold
Veronica was approached by her fellow Namibians, Mossie Oosthuizen and Matt Ludick, who own and operate African Natural Oils, to distribute Marula oil internationally.
She recruited her friend, ZB who is a molecular biologist and already in the rejuvenation research field, to prove that Marula oil is the one of the top oils for skincare.
Knowing that the best way to succeed in the skincare business is to have products scientifically proven, her partnership with ZB is a fabulous idea.
After ZB tested the Marula oil samples from African Natural Oils, he called it the Gold Standard of Marula oil as they knew they were getting an A grade products.
Through our dedication to ethical sourcing and promoting economic growth, we aim to inspire and empower women everywhere, one drop of Marula oil at a time.
ABOUT MARULA OIL*
For more than a century, the marula fruit has been traditionally harvested by local communities living in the north-central parts of Namibia, where the marula tree is an abundant natural resource.
Although the fruit looks more like a food source than a high-value ingredient for overseas cosmetic products, the marula’s real secret is locked away inside it. The key to opening this secret is rooted deep within African tradition.
For generations, women in the Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati, and Oshikoto regions of north-central Namibia have been using marula to provide for their families.
DID YOU KNOW?
The marula kernels are only extracted after the beer is made.
Sourced from Namibia
Marula oil, sourced from Namibia, is obtained through the eco-friendly harvesting and processing of kernels from wild Marula trees in the region. Local communities participate in the hand-crushing of these nuts, contributing to the preservation of their natural environment.
The production process involves over 2,500 Nambian women, empowering them and fostering economic growth within their communities.
We use the plants to support our livelihoods, while conserving them so that they sustain us for a long time
Kalahari Gold & Namibian Marula Oil
Kalahari Gold is a USA-based company and we are proud to partner with Africa Natural Oils, a Namibian-based company founded in 2018 to produce natural cold-pressed oils. In our pursuit to accomplish this, we designed and manufactured our own hydraulic presses to produce extremely high-quality cold-pressed natural oil.
Marula oil, sourced from Namibia, is obtained through the eco-friendly harvesting and processing of kernels from wild Marula trees in the region.
Local communities participate in the hand-crushing of these nuts, contributing to the preservation of their natural environment. The production process involves over 2,000 women, empowering them and fostering economic growth within their communities.
Provide the highest grade of Namibian Marula Oil
With Africa Natural Oils, we take pride in being one of the two Marula oil exporters from Namibia, providing the highest grade of Namibian Marula Oil available in the market. We understand the importance of maintaining the purity and integrity of our oil, which is why we have strict quality control measures in place. Our oil is cold-pressed and filtered of all impurities, ensuring it is pure and retains its essential fatty acids' benefits. Unlike most other producers, we never use a method that heats the oil, which can damage its effectiveness.
The highest quality with lab analysis
To ensure our Marula oil is of the highest quality, we send it to a lab for analysis, checking that the acid and peroxide values are below cosmetic standards. We also use only high-pressure water to clean our equipment, avoiding harsh chemicals that can degrade the oil's effectiveness. We clean our stills every day and do not run them continuously to avoid any contamination.
The cleanest and non-contaminated Marula oil in Africa
We are proud to produce the cleanest and non-contaminated Marula oil in Africa, earning us a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy supplier. Our commitment to quality control ensures we provide our customers with the purest and most effective Marula oil on the market. At Africa Natural Oils, we take pride in producing a product we believe in, and we believe you will too.
Decades of Research
Our expertise stems from decades of research and hands-on experience.
African Natural Oils personally inspect the collection areas and our representative with whom deals with our ladies directly. All production processes are executed by rural communities and fairly compensated, skilled personnel. The entire production process adheres to stringent international regulations on cosmetic products, and our offerings are dermatologically tested by specialized laboratories for safety and effectiveness.
Bio Trade Program For Namibian Women & Marula
BioTrade & Namibia
Biodiversity is the natural capital base for a sustainable economy. The conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use and trade of biodiversity-derived products and services can provide countries valuable opportunities for economic development and improvement of livelihoods.
BioTrade principles encourage sustainable trade and investment in developing countries’ unique natural resources, while ensuring their long-term conservation and enhancement.
More than 80 countries have implemented the principles to date, with several examples of successful adoption by governments, companies and communities.