Moringa: Miracle tree, Magic oil and powder

Moringa leaves and powder

Some african ingredients are very well known for having been used in a huge quantity of products. Despite the fact that it has not been really brought to the credit of this continent, it is still a very common knowledge that they sure are african.

Meanwhile, other african ingredients such as moringa is less known and yet it seems almost too good to be true.
Present in India, south America and Africa, the moringa tree is this a fast growing long one, commonly found in southern maritime regions mainly. Its leaves and seeds have been used for medicinal purpose by local populations aware of its incredible power such as purifying the water for example.

When it comes to cosmetics, there are two ways of using this plant: oil (from the seed) and powder (from the leaves). Ancient egyptians were already using in their preparations.
The powder can be used in a masque to sooth the skin, purify it and nurture it. Its insaturated fatty acids and vitamins allows the skin not to over react if it is sensitive.
The oil helps nurture the skin, gives softness, maintains hydration, repair and helps prevent dryness of the skin. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, it helps prevent the development of dark spots or acne.
Fueled with A, K and E vitamins and amino acids, moringa oil also helps nurture and clean the scalp, develops the blood circulation and helps the growth of the hair.

Moringa is also a plant that is eaten and has many physical and nutritional properties that we won’t develop here since it is not the purpose. But that may give us a clue as to why it is called the miracle tree!

For all those reasons, we will use it in our preparations


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