Through his company Kummetz Corporation, Eloi Kummetz has been working in Africa to extract a variety of seed oils to help promote economic development in the area. Not only can African oils provide health benefits to residents of the area, Eloi Kummetz points out, but they create important exports to countries that are eager to experience their medical benefits. That can provide income to help strengthen Africa’s economy, providing revenue to strengthen the country’s infrastructure.
- Palm oil—Extracted from African palm trees, palm oil is widely used in cooking around the world. In America, African palm oil is used in Palmolive dishwashing soap, according to Eloi Kummetz. Red palm oil, which also comes from African palm trees, is used in mayonnaise and salad oil. Palm oil also has uses that coincide with Eloi Kummetz’s devotion to the environment. Palm oil is used in the development of biofuels, which not only pose an alternative to oil as a fuel for transportation but are good for the environment, Eloi Kummetz says.
- Baobob oil—From the tree that bears the same name, Baobob oil is an effective ingredient in many skin creams and moisturizes, Eloi Kummetz explains. According to Eloi Kummetz, Baobob oil’s benefits include skin softening and restructuring and hair conditioning.
- Watermelon seed oil—Many don’t realize that watermelons have been traced historically back to Africa, according to Eloi Kummetz. The watermelon seed produces oils that, when extracted, have benefits to the skin, cleansing skin without clogging pores, Eloi Kummetz describes. Watermelon oil is both an emollient and a great moisturizer, states Eloi Kummetz.
- Black seed oil—With origins in Egypt, black seed oil has many health benefits that make it a prime candidate for export, Eloi Kummetz believes. Not only is black seed oil good for the skin and hair, it has been found to be useful as an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory, Eloi Kummetz says. According to Eloi Kummetz, black seed oil is also beneficial in boosting immunity in those who use it.
In Africa, oils have been used to treat diseases and help with skin and hair care for centuries, Eloi Kummetz explains. By taking advantage of these age-old treatments, Eloi Kummetz believes he can help bring financial success to areas of Africa that need it.