Saturday, April 12, 2014

Myra Aso 100% Pure Marula Oil Review + Giveaway

Towards the last half of 2013, I attended the Whole Life Expo in Toronto. Shows like that are great for discovering new brands that are eager to get their products seen, tried, and loved. Myra Aso instantly grabbed by attention. Her beautiful smile and knowledge of marula oil intrigued me. She was in no way pushy, which I liked. After walking around the entire show, I knew I had to go back and pick up a bottle.

Marula oil actually comes from a fruit, which I didn't know. Correction: The oil is extracted from the nut of the seed of the fruit. The marula fruit is edible and inside is a seed. When the seed is cracked open, there is a nut. The oil is then extracted (cold pressed) from that nut. It grows on a tree that is Native to Africa and considered a miracle oil for it's ability to moisturize dry skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce stretch marks, reduce facial redness, and much more. It's high in antioxidants like Vitamin C, and minerals like zinc and magnesium.
Myra Aso is a natural hair and skin care company, founded in 2012 by Myra Moyo and based in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. The company specializes in marula oil and the formulation of marula body and hair care products.  
The company educates women in the importance of natural beauty, through private consultations, workshops and seminars held at various community health organisations. 
As a young woman, Myra maintained a natural approach to her beauty, preferring short cropped hair and natural styles even in the face of opposition from accepted social standards, often finding herself forced to use products with synthetic ingredients which never solved any problems but created new ones.

As a wife and mother of four, the need for good products with clean and healthy ingredients is a passion. She has spent many years studying natural health and beauty alternatives and has decided to share her research with other women, who often are left with little option but to use products and services offered by people unqualified to address their, more natural, needs in managing beauty.

All product formulations are created by Myra, based upon the success of her hand-made formulations for family and friends. Myra is dedicated to using natural, earth-derived ingredients that take the health of the user into consideration. She is also dedicated to the empowerment of women through education, providing alternatives they seek as they become more aware of the options that are available to them, as they take their beauty and self esteem into their own hands. Naturally.
Read more about Myra Aso here.

Description: Organic Marula oil can be used for dry, chapped skin, stretch marks, redness, scars, as a facial moisturizer, around the eyes, for babies and small children and as a massage oil for the whole family.

Although I have used this a few times on my face and initially bought it for that sole purpose, I've quickly come to love it as a hair oil. My hair is fine, straight, and gets easily weighed down. That's why I only use a shampoo (all over) and oil (on my ends), no conditioner or styling products. Ever. This clear, light oil works like a charm to smooth frizz and makes my ends shine without weighing it down. I just apply one drop (yes, just one) between my hands and work it into my ends after my hair has already dried. I even apply it after using a sea salt spray to get beachy waves without looking like I need a deep conditioning mask. As for the scent, it's really hard to describe. I will say that it's not strong and doesn't linger, anyone sensitive to scents will not be bothered by it. Marula oil is hands down my new favourite hair oil and a must try for all of you who have yet to do so.

Myra Aso can only be found in Ontario, Canada at these retailers. She has told me that she's working on an online store. Fingers crossed that happens soon! If you live in the GTA and will be attending the Green Living Show, go visit her at booth #429!


Myra Aso was kind enough to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to try the magical oil that I just raved about, as well as some additional goodies. How exciting is that!? The winner will receive:
  • Pure Organic Marula Oil
  • Marula Jojoba Facial Serum
  • Marula Coconut Hair & Scalp Oil
  • Marula Argan Body Cream - scented and unscented
To enter, you must subscribe to my blog and complete Rafflecopter below. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. After 24 hours, I will pick another winner. Myra Aso will ship the products to the winner, however, you are also welcome to pick them up at the show. Just let me know which option you prefer. Open to Canadian Residents only.

Good luck :)

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  1. Argan oil for my hair and tamanu oil for my face, because it's really good for acne prone skin.

  2. I actually tried marula oil for the first time a couple weeks ago and fell in love :) Waiting on a bottle I ordered to get here now! I really like argan (especially for hair) and jojoba (for just about everything)

  3. Aww too bad it's only open to Canadians! Sounds like Marula oil is going to be the next It oil? Have you tried the Josh Rosebrook's hair products? I have similar hair like yours and my hair feels so soft and light after using his shampoo and conditioner!

  4. I love Argan Oil because it seems like it is the go to oil for everything! Hair, skin, nails! And it's light as well- but lately, I've been digging in squalene oil made from sugar... sounds nuts, but it's actually amazing- odorless, clear, and light!

  5. Woohoo! Another great Canadian brand! So exciting! I've been wanting to try natural oil for ages! Great post!

  6. Forgot to leave my favourite oil! I having tried many but so far I am loving lavender and tea tree oil, fabulous for treating blemishes!

  7. hmmm that's a tough question! Ive become a fan of rosehip oil because a mixture of that and jojoba (with a dash of tamanu that I picked up your recommendation!) seems to be really helping my acne scarring :)

  8. Favorite oil would have to be Tamanu oil it does wonders for healing and soothing.

  9. Yay a giveaway open to Canadian residents. I am so happy about this! Perfect review, I hope that they start selling this product in Alberta sometime soon!

  10. I love tea tree oil and coconut oil. coconut oil especially. It has so many uses, and you can eat it!!!!!

  11. i love coconutoil because its one of the only oils to penetrate the hair shaft and it helps my curly hair while flat ironed

  12. My favourite oil is coconut oil!

  13. I love coconut oil, so practical! and smells fantastic


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