The Next Essential Oil Craze – Moringa Oil

December 13th, 2016

We just found out about moringa oil and we already know that it’s going to be the next big thing in the world of essential oils. It’s has so many benefits all packed in a small drop and did we mention that it’s pretty affordable as well? Moringa oil is extracted from the seeds of Moringa oleifera and has got a special nickname, Ben oil–because it contains high amounts of behenic acid. The nutrition of moringa leaves is highly nutritious, even more so than vegetables like spinach. Its seeds are also very nutritious as they contain high levels of vitamins B and C. The oil can be extracted either by cold pressed or by solvent extraction. Used as traditional remedies for hundreds of years, it is still great for topical use on the skin, hair and body today.   BENEFITS OF MORINGA OIL Antioxidant – has strong antioxidant capacity. Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation both topically and internally. Anti-aging – provides nutrition to our skin and relieves aging signs. Anti-microbial – traditionally used in Sudan to purify water and is shown to reduce bacterial counts. Disinfectant – can be used to treat wounds. Carrier – excellent carrier oil for aromatic compounds. Hepatoprotective – protects the liver from damage. Emollient – is a great moisturiser for the skin. Preservative – resists rancidity and also used as preservative in certain products. Exfoliant – drives away dead skin cells. Enfleurage – absorbs the aroma of essential oils and other fragrant compounds like herbs, nuts, seeds, spices and chemicals. This makes it the perfect perfume base.   BENEFITS FOR SKIN   1. SUPERB MOISTURISER Moringa oil is one of the best moisturisers for the skin as it pacifies dry skin and soothes irritated skin conditions like eczema. It imparts glow, smoothen the skin and makes it well moisturised, […]

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