· By Carson Ross
14 Uses For Moringa Oil
Up until recently, moringa oil was a well-kept secret in the cosmetic industry. Now that it’s growing in popularity among health-conscious consumers, let’s take a look at 14 uses for all natural moringa oil, in its purest form.
- Skin Moisturizer
High in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, moringa oil is great for all skin types. It’s a lightweight oil that goes on smooth and doesn’t clog pores. Massage a small amount into your skin after your shower or before bed for smooth, radiant skin all day long.
- Smooth, Shiny Hair
Moringa oil helps stimulate hair growth and prevent breakage and split ends. It’s also a powerful detangler, making it ideal for afro-textured hair. But don’t just take my word for it—check out this video for how to add moringa oil to your hair treatment routine.
The antioxidants in moringa oil prevent the formation of free radicals that cause premature aging, while Vitamins A and E help moisturize and plumpen the skin, smoothing wrinkles.
- Even Skin Tone
Those same antioxidants that keep your skin looking young also fight against harmful pollutants that damage the skin and cause dark spots. Daily use of moringa oil on the skin keeps it healthy and evenly toned. See how to use it for an even skin tone in this online tutorial.
- Stretch Marks and Scars
Moringa oil has powerful nutrients that help increase blood flow to scar tissue, breaking it down and healing the skin around it. It also reduces the appearance of stretch marks, and because it’s healthy and natural, this makes it ideal for pregnant women and new mothers.
Check out the effects of moringa on scars and blemishes here.
- Anti-Inflammatory and Antibacterial
Moringa is a highly medicinal plant. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties mitigate acne breakouts, smooth wrinkles, and fight skin infections. It can even be used to soothe minor cuts and burns, psoriasis and eczema.
- Make-Up Removal
Rather than dry out your skin with alcohol-based make-up removers, all natural moringa oil can do the job while moisturizing your skin and mitigating the effects of harsher synthetic make-ups. See how to use moringa oil to remove make-up in this tutorial.
- Dark Circles
The hydrating power of moringa oil can reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes by increasing blood flow to sensitive areas. See how it’s done here!
- Sun Damaged Skin
The healing power of moringa soothes sun-damaged skin, moisturizing and replenishing vitamins in the skin, and fighting harmful free radicals caused by sun exposure.
The moisturizing and antifungal properties in moringa heal itchy, irritated scalps to halt the production of dandruff.
- Cuticle Conditioning
Moringa oil is great for hair, skin, even nails! The proteins in moringa oil moisturize and stimulate nail growth when applied nightly to the cuticles. Check out our online tutorial.
- Lip Conditioning
The list of parts of your body that benefit from moringa oil is basically endless. Check out how to make a super simple moringa-sugar treatment for your lips here, or just rub the plain oil into chapped lips.
Because it’s so light, easily absorbed, and doesn’t stain your clothes, moringa oil is perfect for massage. Use it on your partner, or treat yourself, as we do in this tutorial.
- DIY Moringa Facials
Finally, combine moringa oil with other natural products in your home for DIY facials. A few ideas here!