Moringa Oil Benefits, Uses and How to Make
Word is getting out about the amazing benefits of Moringa Oil (also called Ben Oil), Moringa powder and Moringa tea. Recently it was noted that the Moringa Tree is now being cultivated in more than 80 countries.
Moringa oil benefits are numerous. India’s ancient Ayurveda culture says that the Moringa tree and its derivatives ( moringa seed oil) may help prevent up to 300 diseases. It is alo widely reported it has antiviral properties. It can also help with scares and stretchmarks.
Scientific research has shown that moringa oil also has a very high nutritional value.
Overall Moringa contains 90 different types of nutrients, 46 antioxidants, proteins and 36 anti-inflammatory agents.
How to make Moringa Oil or Ben Oil ?
The Moringa seed has a soft kernel, so the oil can easily be extracted by using a hand screw press. (These are known as a ‘spindle’ or ‘bridge’ press).
How to make Moringa Oil at home.
This is a simple way you can make Moringa oil at home.
Put your seeds in a pan and stir them gently until they turn a dark brown color.
Next remove the seeds and put them either into a blender or grinder to crush the seeds.
Once the seeds are crushed place them in a pot of hot water and boil them until you can see the released oil on top of the liquid. Keep gently boiling a little longer - approximately 10-20 minutes longer
Now skim off the oil and allow it to cool, then put it into an airtight container.
Health Benefits of Moringa Oil
Edible moringa oil contains sterols, which have been shown to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
Is a powerful Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol, a phytosterol found in moringa oil, has antioxidant properties.
Moringa oil contains several bioactive compounds which anti-inflammatory properties, both when ingested and used topically. This may make moringa oil beneficial for acne breakouts. These compounds include tocopherols, catechins, quercetin, ferulic acid, and zeatin.
Uses Of Moringa Oil
We have a special section on the benefits of moringa oil for hair.
There are commercially-produced products, such as Natural Origin shampoo and conditioner which is a great product.
The great benefit for hair is that it is a toxic-free supplement that helps improve and maintain the strength and health of both your scalp and hair. The oil is also a great natural conditioner.
Moringa Oil For skincare
Moringa Oil is known as the one of the most nutrient dense oils. Moringa oil’s powerful antioxidants and an oleic acid content of more than 70%, means that the vital nutrients penetrate deep into your facial tissue and strengthen the overall health of your skin.
One of the oil’s most exciting features are its powerful anti-aging properties. Your skin is protected against free radicals, reducing the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Moringa or Ben oil helps minimize the appearance of fine wrinkles. Plus it builds collagen, a protein that firms skin and promotes elasticity.
Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties can even help improve acne prone skin.
Top 5 Skin Benefits of Ben Oil
#1 Moringa oil as face serum
#2 Moringa oil as an ingredient for face masks
The abundance of nutrients such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C provides powerful collagen production which replaces dead skin cells and provides skin elasticity and strength. It can also purify the skin allowing for a safe and natural detox within the skin layer. This is best used with clay
# 3 Moringa Oil as an Ingredient in oil Cleansing Method
The Oil Cleansing Method is perfect for every skin type. It is one of the best oils for this method since it is abundant in anti-inflammatories that makes skin glow, healthy, and free from impurities.
#4 Moringa Oil in Body Care
Moringa Oil for body care can be used in various forms. It can be for lip balm and body cream. You can apply it directly on skin by massaging. This oil can also be added to your cosmetics for moisturizing.
#5 Moringa Oil as Hand Serum
Moisturizing and smoothing properties of Moringa Oil make great conditioning of hands. You can use this as hand cream by dropping a little amount of oil in your hands and it will perfectly and genty take care of your nails and cuticles.
Moringa Night Skin Cleansing
It can be used as a night application also, as its natural properties restore moisture.
Another benefit of Moringa oil is its ability to help heal acne and irritated skin. Its antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties will work wonders. Use on your skin, face and body, suitable for oily or dry skin types.
The results? – Remarkable looking skin with a real vibrant glow. Try it you will be amazed.
How to use Moringa for skincare
- The good news - use the same mix you just made. You can also add some other essential oils [see our guide] to vary the aroma.
- Massage gently into your skin on the face or the body.
- Use a towel or a tissue to wipe off any excess.
Moringa oil has a relatively long shelf life up to about 1 year. However, you should store any oil blend in glass in a dark space, to prevent it from going rancid.
Moringa Oil Benefits : Conclusion
Food-grade moringa oil is a healthy, monounsaturated fat that’s high in protein and other compounds. As an essential oil, moringa has benefits for moisturizing and cleansing the skin. It can also be used for acne and as a moisturizing hair treatment.