They call it the Miracle Medicinal Tree while the oil cold pressed from this tree is known as the Miracle Oil. Locals also call Moringa the horseradish tree or drumstick tree. The leaves of the Moringa plant has been used in traditional skincare for centuries.
This Miracle Oil is an inherent component of Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India and is truly Mother Nature’s gift to your skin. In fact, the Romans and Greeks extracted edible oil from the seeds and used it for perfumes, skin lotions and ointments. Craftiviti’s 100% Moringa Carrier Oil is ideal for massage, skincare and soap making.
Facts on Craftiviti Moringa Oil
- Country of Origin: India
- Botanical Name: Moringa Oleifera
- Parts Used: Flower
- Form: Liquid
- Colour: Light yellow
- Scent: Odourless
- Refinement Status: Refined
- Extraction method: Cold pressed
- Cautions: Not to be consumed
Traditional Benefits of Moringa Oil are:
- Increases hair growth
- Prevents hair loss
- Treats skin disorder and beautifies the skin
- Improves sleep
- Treats anxiety and depression
- Fast recovery post-workout
- It’s famous for its anti-bacterial properties
What is a Carrier Oil?
Carrier oil is any oil used to dilute essential oil before being applied to the skin. It is a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant, that is usually from the seeds, kernels or nuts.
Application & Recipes
Apply to melt & pour soap base, liquid soap base or skincare recipes. It can be applied directly to the skin with the choice of essential oils. Dilute 1-2% of essential oil to 30ml carrier oil. Do a patch test on your skin prior to use.
Mix Moringa Oil with Neem Oil and a few drops of Rosemary. Rub into your hair and leave for 5 minutes. Neem Oil and Rosemary Essential Oil have been used for generations to improve hair health. With the aid of Moringa, this deep conditioner will help moisturize hair cuticles and improve overall hair strength. These oils are also believed to improve hair growth.
Moringa Butter for Skin and Hair
Begin by melting 3/4 cup of Shea butter in a double boiler over low heat. Keep an eye on it as it will melt very fast. Once melted, let it cool down till warm then stir in 1/2 tablespoon of Vitamin E oil,1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel and 3 tablespoons cold-pressed Moringa oil. When the time is up, get out your hand mixer and whip up the mixture into a fluffy white whipped cream. In the end, add 15 drops of your favorite essential oils for scent. Lavender, ylang-ylang, rose or geranium essential oils are recommended as they smell wonderful. Scoop up the whipped butter into sterilized storage containers. It’s best to use amber-colored jars to protect your DIY Moringa butter from UV rays. Store in a cool dry place and use clean dry fingers to dip into the jar.
More DIY personal care materials and therapeutic crafts are available online and at our store at Craftiviti Sdn. Bhd. (10 Boulevard, Petaling Jaya, Selangor)