Moringa Oil 100mlSKU060 £10.90
Derived from the seeds of the moringa tree, often referred to as the “tree of life”, moringa oil is incredibly rich and nourishing nutrients dense, rich in fatty, oleic and linoleic acids and vitamins A, B1 and deeply moisturising and conditioning – can be used on skin, hair and nails used for thousands of years as a moisturising agent, emollient, salve and topical medicine skin-rejuvenating vitamins to improve tone and texture, boosting collagen production – reducing fine lines and wrinkles reduce the symptoms of a number of severe skin complaints, including dermatitis and psoriasis Anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties to treat cuts, scrapes, rashes and burns clear pimples and blemishes, reducing sun spots and age spots and with regular use, can result in clear, bright, dewy skin efficient cleanser, moringa oil can even be used to cleanse the hair and skin
Moringa oil can be used in cooking and has virtually the same vitamin content as olive oil
Additional Moringa Information
Moringa oil is derived from the seeds of the moringa tree. The seeds are approximately 40% oil and are pressed to extract a pale yellow, non-drying, nourishing oil with a shelf life of around five years. It’s packed with antioxidants, which prevents it from spoiling and going rancid. Packed with nutrients, vitamins and fatty acids, it works its magic in multiple ways: as a cleanser and emollient, and as a moisturiser and skin protector. When used in cooking, or when ingested, it can also boost health and wellbeing and can even help to strengthen your immune system.
Different ways to use Moringa
Moringa oil is rich in vitamins, including vitamins A and C, as well as numerous fatty acids including palmitoleic, oleic and linoleic acids that nourish and strengthen skin, providing a number of beauty benefits, including:
Anti-ageing: dense in nutrients and fatty acids that help to rebuild collagen within the skin, renewing skin cells and increasing cell turnover – leading to tighter, brighter skin with a more even tone and texture. Regular use can help to minimise sagging and restore a youthful glow and the antioxidants can help to fight against potentially damaging free radicals. It also contains cytokinins, which are plant hormones. When used regularly, the cytokinins in the oil can help to delay cell damage, boost cell repair and prevent the destruction of tissues, whilst vitamin C can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Oil reduction: many people believe that if you add oil to the skin, it’ll make it even oilier – especially if you’re stuck with a greasy T-zone. After all, adding oil to oil will just make the problem worse, right? Nope! If you use a light, non-drying and non-greasy beauty oil, such as moringa oil, it’ll gently cleanse the skin, removing dirt, debris and oil from pores, allowing the skin to breathe. Rub a few drops into the skin in the morning before you apply your makeup to reduce oil secretion, then follow up with a few drops of mattifying primer to keep skin smooth and oil-free all day long.
Spot reduction: the same vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids that help to reduce oil production, leaving skin clean and clear, also help to reduce spots, blackheads and acne. Use it sparingly though, alongside a cleanser that contains retinol or glycolic acid.
Anti-septic and anti-inflammatory: the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of moringa oil means that it works to treat rashes, burns and minor injuries brilliantly well. Apply it topically to reduce the risk of infection, to improve redness and swelling and to speed up the healing process.
Hair cleanser: non-greasy oils are now increasingly being used as a hair cleanser, and with good reason. Moringa oil in particular acts as an emollient, cleansing hair of grease and dirt whilst the fatty acids nourish each and every strand of hair, helping to rebuild collagen bonds within the hair. Not only will your locks look beautifully sleek and shiny, but they’ll be stronger and more able to withstand damage from heat. Use moringa oil before shampooing so that it melts onto the hair fibre, as a hair conditioner, as a blow drying agent to protect hair whilst styling and even as a serum to add shine once hair has been styled. Put simply, you can use it to do pretty much anything you like to your locks and it’ll only make your hair healthier.
To prolong fragrance: the properties of moringa oil means that it “hangs on” to scents for an exceptionally long time, which is why it’s often used in perfumed products to prolong the scent. You could mix a few drops of moringa oil with the essential oil of your choice – or with your favourite perfume, then dab onto wrists, behind the ears and on any other pressure points that you like to super-charge your fragrance’s staying power.
Moringa Oil for Health
Moringa oil has plenty of health benefits when used in cooking or when ingested, although it can be a little expensive if used as a cooking product. It’s rich in vitamin C, which helps develop a strengthened immune system. The antioxidants in moringa oil not only improve skin tone and texture but when ingested, can boost energy and wellbeing too. Some research has even shown that Moringa oil can strengthen the circulatory and nervous systems, protecting and strengthening bones – and even lowering blood pressure.
Moringa Oil Recipes
Below are just a few examples of how you can use moringa oil in your day-to-day beauty regime.
Nail strengthener: massage a few drops of moringa oil into nails and cuticles to strengthen nails and soften cuticlesMakeup remover: mix ½ coconut oil with ½ moringa oil and a few drops of tea tree oil. Use cotton pads to remove your makeup
Skin toner: combine 1 tbsp. coconut oil with 1 tbsp. moringa oil and 1 cup witch hazel. Shake together and store in a bottle, then use morning and night to moisturise and tone skin
Exfoliating scrub: combine raw brown sugar with moringa oil to create a scrub. Massage gently into knees, elbows and heels in circular motions then rinse off with warm water
Using Moringa Oil
You can either mix moringa oil with another carrier oil or a few drops of an essential oil to create your own bespoke oil or use it exactly as it is. A little bit goes a long way, so start with a couple of drops – you’ll be surprised at how far it goes. There are no known contra-indictions for moringa oil, but extra caution should be taken if pregnant or breastfeeding. If you experience any side effects, cease use immediately and see a medical professional.