Moringa oil is very effective for hair growth; it is a toxic-free oil that serves as a base for skincare and hair care products. Moringa oil is a rich source of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals; it helps to improve and maintain hair strands and promote growth.
Moringa is one of the health-enhancing plants, it is very rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antimicrobial, exfoliant, and emollient properties.
The oil extracted from this plant helps slow down the aging process and premature greying. You can use it to moisturize your hair and to treat the flaky scalp. It is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants; which are very beneficial for our skin and hair.
Benefits of Moringa Leaves
Every part of the moringa plant has many medicinal uses; the leaves, seeds, sap, roots, flowers, bark, and pod of the tree can be used for different things.
There are different ways to use moringa leaves; you can turn it into moringa powder and use it for making moringa tea, soap, or cream.
The different ways to incorporated moringa leaves in many of your dishes include salad, soup, tea, and a smoothie. The leaves are rich in Vitamins A, C, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, and Folate. Other essential minerals in moringa leaves include zinc, phosphorus, iron, calcium, and magnesium.
Moringa oil is usually extracted from moringa seeds, the process can be done using the manual method just the way you make castor oil. You can still make moringa oil from the leaves by using the infusion method. In this article, you are going to see how to do that. You may like to try out this neem oil and lemongrass oil as well.
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How to make moringa oil
- Start by picking moring leaves from the stem, rinse the leaves to get rid of sand or debris.
- Spread out the leaves on a flat surface and place it in the sun to drain off the water because you don’t need water to ruin your oil.
- Transfer the leaves into a small bowl or jar and fill it with olive or coconut oil, grapeseed oil to slightly cover them.
- Add some water to a pan and place on the stovetop, let the water be halfway in the pan, or just enough to heat up the oil.
- Bring the bowl containing the oil and moringa leaves into the pan of water and allow it to heat up together with the water.
- As soon as the oil begins to heat up, stir with a spoon to distribute the heat to the entire bowl. Boil the content for 25 to 30 minutes on medium heat.
- Once you notice the color of the oil changing and the leaves are fully infused into the oil, put off heat and take out the oil from the water.
- Let the oil cool down completely, strain it into a new jar, and discard the leaves. You can add in a few drops of essential oil and vitamin E oil if you prefer.
- Store your moringa oil in a clean jar with a fitting lid and use it on your hair, and skin when needed.