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FAQ

 

Are all of your products 100% vegan? 

Yes indeed! Never animal testing, never animal products. 

Are your products organic certified?

We cultivate and process our own moringa oil with our farming family of over 2,500 throughout Ghana. We train these farmers on the latest permaculture techniques and provide organic seeds, fertilizer and financing for land preparation as needed. So while our ingredients are pesticide-free and organically cultivated, it would take quite a bit of time and money to certify 2,500+ one acre plots of land! We are currently working on a certification for our centralized nucleus farm (soon to be the largest certified organic moringa farm in all of Africa!). More on our musings about how labels and certifications can be a bit tricky and problematic here.

I'd love to sell True Moringa products in my salon/spa/boutique!

Great! Apply here and a representative will be in touch within 3-5 business days. 

I'm a brand or formulator - can I buy moringa oil in bulk quantities?  

Certainly! Our minimum bulk order is 23kg. Contact us at bulk@moringaconnect.com with the subject line "Bulk Order Inquiry" and include a bit of background on your brand or company, a link to your website, location, and estimated quantity requirements and lead time and we'll be in touch! 

Why is my moringa oil separating/Why is there a solid layer at the bottom of my bottle?

Ever notice how moringa oil tends to solidify at cool temperatures, or seen a thick waxy layer forming at the top of your bottle? This is a common question among moringa enthusiasts, but don’t worry, there’s no cause for concern!

True Moringa products are all natural, meaning there are no chemical additives or preservatives, so moringa oil melts, solidifies, and reaches in-between stages naturally, based on its surrounding environment.

Much like coconut oil and shea butter, moringa oil is made up of a variety of different fatty acids, all of which have different melting points. And unlike water, which freezes at exactly 32°F, oils melt and “freeze” over a range of temperatures based on the melting points of their fatty acid components. The result can be a cloudy consistency, or the separation into waxy and liquid components.

Think about different types of fats used in cooking. Saturated fats, like butter, are solid at room temperature. They have the highest “freezing” point. Monounsaturated fats (like olive oil, which will solidify in the refrigerator) have a lower melting/freezing point, and polyunsaturated fats (i.e. vegetable oil) have the lowest, and will remain liquid at even colder temperatures. (For a full scientific explanation, check out this site).

Moringa oil has a relatively low level of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and is mostly made up of monounsaturated fatty acids, like oleic acid. This is what causes moringa oil to become partially solid at room temperatures—but while it may appear to have “gone bad,” the low levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in moringa actually make it one of the most stable cosmetic oils, taking significantly longer than other oils to break down and degenerate when exposed to the elements. (See a detailed breakdown of moringa oil’s chemical composition and properties for further information).

 

who we are

In January of 2013, Kwami Williams and Emily Cunningham found themselves working in rural Ghana by different paths.

Emily was studying development economics at Harvard, frustrated by the disconnect between the information in her textbooks and realities in the developing world.

Born and raised in Ghana, Kwami and his family immigrated to the US at the age of 8. By 2012, he was living the American Dream having graduated from MIT with a degree in aerospace engineering and starting a career at NASA when a mentor challenged him to return to his native Ghana.

meet the moringa tree

It was here that the pair were introduced to the moringa tree. NGOs encouraged farmers to cultivate moringa for the nutritional benefits - gram for gram, the leaves of the tree contain more iron than spinach, more protein than yogurt, and more calcium than milk. But farmers didn’t have a way to earn a living cultivating moringa - no access to market.

So Kwami and Emily took the unused part of the tree - the seeds- back to their labs at MIT and figured out how to cold-press the moringa seeds into a nourishing oil that outperforms argan, jojoba, and shea.

Together, we set about building True Moringa with the mission of doing wellness differently. We believe that being healthy should be simple, affordable, and accessible to all.

TOUR OUR FARM

Your skincare ingredients grow here!

5000 farmers. 3 million trees planted.

We envision a future in which all ingredients sourced by skincare and wellness brands provide transformative impact to the people and planet that produce them. 

Plant a tree in your name here and search your order number here to see where your tree is planted and learn more about the farmer who benefits

We take a three pronged approach to ethical production through our farming, manufacturing, and product development

OUR JOURNEY STARTS AT THE FARM...

  • Climate Smart Agriculture

    Your skincare is powered by solar! Our farm is home to West Africa's largest solar-powered irrigation project. Moringa trees are drought resistant, require little water, and capture 20x the carbon of other vegetation. We use a regenerative agriculture approach to protect soil health and increase biodiversity.

  • LAND ACCESS FOR WOMEN & TRIBAL MINORITIES

    Community members who typically lack access to land are allotted a plot on our farm and given access to irrigation, organic certification, agricultural training, and wrap around services like child care, scholarship funding, health insurance, and more. These programs increased womens' participation in lucrative tree crop farming from 0% to 40%.

  • Building Community Wealth

    True Moringa Farmers organize themselves into small groups of 30 members to form Village Savings and Loan Associations - micro banks through which members learn financial literacy skills, save their earnings from their moringa farms, and lend to other members at low interest rates. For every $1 invested in VSLAs, $10 of community wealth is generated.

Award winning ingredients made with love in ghana

  • cold-pressed moringa oil

    Too often, commodities like cocoa and coffee are extracted from developing countries and all of the value addition is done in western countries. 98% of our team is from Ghana and based in Ghana full time where we cold press our moringa oil and mill our organic moringa powder. By creating jobs and adding value locally, we are shifting this paradigm. 

  • moringa powder - true moringa

    ORGANIC MORINGA POWDER

    Too often commodities like cocoa and coffee are extracted from developing countries and all of the value addition is done in western countries. 98% of our team is from Ghana and based in Ghana full time where we cold press our moringa oil and mill our organic moringa powder. By creating jobs and adding value locally, we are shifting this paradigm. 

superfood powered formulas backed by science

Our award winning formulas are always vegan, paraben free, sulfate free, but they are also packed with superfood nutrients backed by science and centuries of local knowledge. 

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  • <3 Team True Moringa

  • <3 Team True Moringa

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