She would always use it on us whenever any one of us, my brothers and I, had fever and convulsions. She would give us some too lick too. Not that it was sweet to taste but there mere thought brings back nostalgic memories .
It was her go-to cure-all product. And truth be told it worked.
What other oil could I be talking about if not the beloved Palm Kernel Oil (PKO).
Palm Kernel Oil is very different from Palm Oil, which is extracted from the flesh of the palm fruit.
The former on the other hand is extracted locally, in this part of the world, from roasting the palm nut and shell leftover after the palm oil has been extracted.
Locally produced PKO is very dark in colour with a very distinctive and strong nutty, roasted smell. Thanks to its method of extraction, roasting.
It is easily absorbed when applied to the skin with very minimal greasy feel. It feels somewhat close to real coconut oil and here's how I use it:
- Firstly, for shine all over my hair and to seal my ends.
- I mix it with my deep conditioner for a more moisturizing deep treatment.
- As a moisturiser for my dry hands and feet especially after laundry and/or a foot soak. Or anytime they need a TLC.
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- As oil for my baby's skin.
- As a moisturiser for my baby's hair.
- As massage oil for my baby. She loves massages.
- You can also use it on your bump if you're expecting to help minimize dry skin and stretch mark.
- I am sure you too can come up with other uses for it.
I remember when I gave birth to my child, and my mom came for omugwo, she was like "where is the ude-aki (as it is called in Igbo language) for the baby?"
And I brought out one fancy Coconut oil like that. She was like, "Mba mba o. This is not what I'm talking about. It's ude-aki."
I told her I didn't have and as expected she brought the one she had at home. It's unique smell filled my house the moment she used it.
I used it on my baby's skin even up till now and looking back, I can't remember any time she suffered skin or scalp problems.
To make your order, kindly call Esther of Kaima's Farm on 08162204233. I am certain that you will definitely love it.
Till next post. . .
It's lots of love from me.