INCI: Moringa Oleifera Oil
Moringa Leaf (oil and powder) has become more and more popular in recent years. It comes from what is called the “miracle tree” and has been used since ancient times. Every part of the tree (leaves, pod, fruits, seeds, flowers, roots and bark) has health benefits.
It contains over 90 different nutrients and is high in oleic acid and antioxidants.
In some cases, Moringa has more vitamins than the actual foods most closely associated with those nutrients. For example, it contains many times more Vitamin C than oranges and 4 times more Vitamin A than Carrots.
In addition, it contains Vitamins D, B1, B2, B3, B6, K and E. And this is all before we get to the mineral content!
Moringa also has anti-inflammatory, ayurvedic, antioxidant and antiseptic properties as well. It is thought to be powerful enough to help treat minor bruises, burns and cuts.
Amino acids are abundant in Moringa. Everything from Lycine (helps to form collagen), to Tryptophan ( supports immune system), to Threonine (elastin and enamel proteins) are present in Moringa. It even has Methionine, which primarily supplies the body with Sulfur
Externally, it is said to help beautify the skin, improve circulation, and help strengthen and grow the hair.
According to people who have used it in hair applications, it softens the hair and makes it shiny. It helps treat dry hair and dandruff. It even is thought to maintain the health of your nails too.
In short, increasing your nutrient intake will increase the health of your hair and skin. Moringa is said to help do that… assuming you have high quality Moringa.
I got mine from Nuts.com and have already infused Moringa into Organic Palm butter (Shortening) for use in hair and skin DIY projects.
I see an immediate shine using it on one section of my hair to test. And yes it is very, very soft. However, Organic Palm Shortening makes the hair soft all by itself.