When I learned about moringa oil , it was one of the best discoveries I could have made.
Moringa oil is obtained from an arboreal plant, typical of India or the Himalayan area, belonging to the Moringaceae family , also known as the "horseradish tree" due to the flavor of the roots, which that of horseradish.
When the fruit is ripe, it opens releasing the seeds, where the almond from which the oil is extracted is located.
Oil that boasts very high percentages of Omega 9, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12 and C, various minerals (zinc, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper) and essential amino acids, l Palmitoleic, Oleic and Linoleic Acid.
By grinding the seeds , Moringa oil is obtained with a percentage of oleic acid, the one present in extra virgin olive oil, up to 75%, equal to the values of the unsaturated oil of the olives. Oil also known as Ben oil or Behen oil due to the high percentage of behenic acid, an excellent emollient with a velvety effect.
A precious vegetable oil - for skin and hair - with a strong antioxidant, moisturizing and revitalizing power.
Not to mention the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, a real salvation. Along with jojoba oil, moringa oil is among the few oils that are great for oily hair and acne-prone skin.
Thanks to its light texture it is quickly absorbed and the effects on both impure and dry skins are truly amazing.
Now I'm sure you'll also want to discover the other strong points of Moringa oil:
normalizes the production of sebum;
strengthens the stem and protects the hair bulb;
the antibacterial and antifungal properties allow it to fight dandruff and dermatitis especially if used in synergy with specially formulated products (such as Shampoo Scrub ) for this pathology;
it hardly turns rancid thanks to the high percentage of antioxidants, effective in slowing down cellular aging and fighting free radicals;
rich in vitamins A and E, it gives softness and elasticity to the skin;
it is impalpable on the skin and not sticky on the hair.
Used on the skin or hair, moringa oil has a moisturizing and revitalizing action.
Thanks to the high percentages of amino acids, proteins, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides, Moringa oil performs a moisturizing activity:
- direct thanks to the hydrophilic molecules that retain water,
- indirectly through the formation of a natural film on the surface of the skin or stem which prevents the loss of water into the environment.
Moringa oil is one of the most stable vegetable oils used in cosmetics thanks to its high percentage of oleic acid (up to 78%) which exerts an antioxidant and moisturizing effect.
Fights acne and dandruff thanks to ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL properties
The seeds, from which Moringa oil is extracted, thanks to the content of isothiocyanates and aromatic glucosinolates, possess a powerful antibacterial activity which manifests itself especially in the inhibition of bacteria involved in acne and dandruff.
Moringa oil: Directions for use - Hair
Recommended as a compress on the skin at least 2 times a month or 1 time a week according to your needs.
It can be massaged 30' before shampooing, on the scalp and moistened hair. Excellent for a gentle regenerating massage on:
oily scalp to rebalance the production of sebum.
scalp affected by pathologies such as dermatitis and desquamation
✓ As a revitalizing purifying compress before shampooing, to combat dandruff and dermatitis.
Add 1 drop of tea-tree essential oil and 1 drop of rosemary or sage essential oil to strengthen the purifying properties
✓ As a moisturizing and nourishing wrap before shampooing, excellent for dry skin and to restore strength and vitality to the stem. It can be used in synergy with aloe gel. Mix them together ( 3 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons aloe gel + 2 drops of lemon, sage or rosemary essential oil) and then gently massage the mix on the scalp.
Use your fingertips to distribute it and gently massage it into the skin, thus helping to improve the blood micro-circulation and to oxygenate the hair bulbs.
A healthy, strong and shining mane starts from a healthy skin!
On the lengths, it is excellent to apply on freshly washed hair to remove frizz and dryness. If the stem is robust and thick, it can be used in synergy with the Hair Elixir: 2-3 sprays of in the palm of the hand to which you add 2-3 drops of moringa oil which you then distribute over the lengths.
Moringa oil: Directions for use - Face
Oil rich in vitamins, mineral salts, beta-carotene but also in polyphenols and phytosterols with antioxidant effects, it helps:
to inhibit the activity of free radicals,
to purify the skin from skin imperfections and oxidative damage,
deeply hydrate and nourish the skin,
to combat the dull and stressed appearance of the skin
Moringa oil gives the skin great elasticity and softness, it is a antibacterial and anti-inflammatory , moisturizing and from the properties anti-aging .
So you can use:
- massaging 1-2 drops on moistened face skin before going to sleep
- adding 1-2 drops to your usual face cream / serum especially in cold seasons
- applying it as a purifying face mask, massaging it pure together with 1 drop of tea-tree essential oil on moistened acne-prone skin. Pose 15 minutes.
- applying it as a nourishing elasticizing face mask by applying it pure together with 1 drop of incense essential oil on moistened acne-prone skin. Pose 15 minutes.
*Respect the quantities of essential oil indicated in order not to burn the skin. Essential oils can be very dangerous if not used correctly
Moringa oil: The clever tips!
If you discovered any other tips that have made a difference to using moringa oil for you, feel free to share them in the comments area below.
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