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, but not too oiled as it is absorbed well into the skin. This brilliant effects is because of very high amount of omega-9 fatty acid (oleic acid) and behenic acid in moringa oil. Behenic acid is used in many products for its ability to smooth the skin and condition hair.
This nutrient-dense oil is famous for its anti-aging properties. It helps reduce the striking appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. It comes filled with anti-oxidants that slow the aging process down and help curb the activity of free radicals.
3. NATURAL GLOW
Moringa oil actually helps fight skin fatigue and its oil secretion. It is really great in counterfeiting the ill effects of pollution on your skin. It’s a great skin purifier, making it glow naturally.
4. FIGHTS ACNE, BLACK HEADS AND DARK SPOTS
This powerful oil is also known for its outstanding properties of curing acne. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, moringa seed oil can be used as a spot treatment for acne. It works wonders in removing black heads and spots from your skin.
5. HEALS SCARS, CUTS, BURNS AND RASHES
Moringa oil is also known to be good anti-septic and anti-inflammatory oil. It helps cures minor skin cuts, rashes, insect bites and even burns. Moringa oil mixed with tamanu oil is a powerful scar diminishing formula.
BENEFITS FOR HAIR
Moringa oil is a powerful hair conditioner and can be used as a hot oil conditioner to deal with nearly any hair related problem. The hot oil treatment leaves the hair well moisturised, the hair roots nourished, dandruff washed out and there is much less irritation on the scalp. Shiny and glossy hair is manageable and can be combed nicely. Moringa oil is also well known as a hair massage oil.
2. STRONGER HAIR
Regular use of Moringa oil on your hair can actually help you gain stronger hair. It strengthens your hair by delivering important minerals and vitamins to the hair follicles. It kind of rejuvenates your hair from deep within which in turn reduces hair loss.
3. PREVENTS DANDRUFF AND SPLIT ENDS
These same minerals and vitamins make your hair stronger and fight dandruff and split ends. It has great healing properties which makes it ideal for hair care as it nourishes weak, damaged hair and reduces the lifelessness in them.
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1. SOOTHES NERVOUS SYSTEM
Moringa oil was traditionally used to calm down hysteria and uncontrolled emotional instability as it soothes the nervous system and creates a lot of good cholesterol in the body.
2. RHEUMATIC PROPERTIES
It can be applied to painful, arthritic joints as it is effective at reducing swelling and inflammation, which provides relief from the pain in the joints.
3. INDUCES GOOD SLEEP
Moringa oil is an excellent cure for people with insomnia. It induces a good night sleep and also helps lower and control blood pressure.
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