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.
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 moringa 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
Cholesterol management by Moringa Oil
Edible moringa oil contains sterols, which have been shown to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
Moringa oil is a powerful Antioxidant.
Beta-sitosterol, a phytosterol found in moringa oil, has antioxidant properties.
Moringa Oils are Anti-inflammatory.
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
Hair Care using Moringa Oil
There are commercially-produced products, such as Natural Origin shampoo and conditioner which is a great product.
The great benefit of Moringa oil 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.
You can also create a skin or hair care oil treatment with moringa essential oil.
Moringa Oil Natural Home Remedies
Moringa Oil Hair Massage
Ingredients for natural moringa haircare
- 2 cups of a carrier oil that has moisturising properties - e.g, almond oil
- 6 to 10 drops of moringa oil
- 5 drops of tea tree oil
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How use Moringa or Ben oil in your hair
Mix the oils together in a glass container or even a wide mouth mason jar
- Put 1 tablespoon (more if you have “BIG HAIR!”).
- Then massage into the hair roots. The minerals and vitamins will go straight to the follicles of the hair restoring shine and giving your hair softness and flexibility.
- Cover your hair, and leave it on overnight.
- Next morning shampoo and condition hair as usual.
Pro Tip: Warm up your Moringa oil hair conditioner for a very short time (seconds) in a microwave. This gives you a lovely aroma.
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.
Moringa 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.
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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.