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COLD PRESSED MORINGA OIL
(Topical Skin-Care Magic) 

USED IN OUR  1) Moringa Oil   

Moringa oil is being praised as a new wonder oil. But, it's hardly new. It has been used for health and beauty for centuries.

The moringa tree is also called the "Miracle Tree" and "Tree of Life" because of its many benefits and uses. It is a food source. Most, if not all, of the tree, is edible and nutritious. In fact, moringa is being to used to combat malnutrition in poor countries. It has been written up in scientific journals because of its nutritional and medicinal properties.

Moringa Tree

 The seeds of the moringa tree are pressed to produce pale-yellow non-drying oil. The oil is known as "ben oil" or "behen oil" because it has a high concentration of behenic acid, a fatty acid. Due to antioxidants that act as natural preservatives, it is a stable oil, resistant to rancidity, giving it a reported shelf life of five years. It is nutrient dense, high in palmitoleic, oleic, and linoleic acids; moisturizing fatty acids; and vitamins A and C.

Moringa - An Age-Old Beauty Secret

In ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt, it was used in making perfume and to protect the skin. The oil is still used for effleurage to extract flower fragrance and is used for hair oils because it absorbs and retains scents.

In Egypt, it was used to make medicinal ointments and salves and to protect the skin from the desert environment. A venerated substance, vases of moringa oil were found inside ancient tombs.

Moringa Oil Skin Care Benefits

Moringa oil is found in numerous cosmetics due to its moisturizing, cleansing ,and emollient properties. It’s used in shampoos and conditioners and other hair care products, lotions, body oils, lip balms, anti-aging and wrinkle creams, face creams, soaps and body wash, perfume and deodorants. It’s used for aromatherapy and massage oils because it blends well with essential oils and is a good carrier oil.

Moringa oil absorbs easily, improving the appearance and radiance of skin. It has skin-healthy nutrients like vitamin A, which helps build collagen in the skin, vitamin C to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and the healing and anti-inflammatory benefits of vitamin E. 

Moringa Oil for Dry Skin & Eczema 

  • It softens dry skin and maintains moisture in the skin.
  • It is good for conditioning dry, chapped lips.
  • It’s beneficial to treat rough, dry skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.

Moringa's Anti-Aging Properties

  • It rejuvenates dull, tired, and aging skin.
  • Antioxidants and nutrients help fight free-radical damage that can cause skin tissue damage and lead to the formation of wrinkles.
  • Moringa oil helps improve the appearance of wrinkles and prevents sagging of facial muscles.
  • Plant hormones called cytokinins help promote cell growth and delay damage and destruction of skin tissues.
  • Vitamin C stabilizes collagen and helps reduce fine lines and repair damaged skin cells.

Moringa's Antiseptic and Anti-Inflammatory Properties

  • Moringa oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to treat and heal minor skin abrasions, minor cuts and scrapes, bruises, burns, insect bites, rashes, and sunburn and skin infections.

Moringa for Acne and Dark Spot Prevention

  • Moringa oil helps clear blackheads and pimples. When used regularly, it helps prevent the reoccurrence of blemishes.
  • Helps minimize dark spots from acne and hyperpigmentation.

Moringa Oil Beauty Sleep Treatment

In addition to the benefits of moringa oil, rosehips oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidants for anti-aging and vitamin C to help reduce dark spots, scars, and fine lines. It rejuvenates the skin, helping to keep it smooth and blemish-free. Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid (an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid); it moisturizes the skin and is also a treatment for wrinkles and helps reduce dark under-eye circles. Evening primrose oil contains linoleic acid with anti-inflammatory and skin-healing properties, making it beneficial for skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis and acne (it helps keep pores clear).

It also improves blood circulation to rejuvenate tired skin and eyes.
Moringa For the Hair

This odourless oil has been known as a natural hair cleanser for ages. So here are the top few benefits of Moringa oil for hair:

Moisturizes dry scalp to the roots – Moringa oil can be messaged into the hair and scalp and allowed to remain there for several minutes, delivering rejuvenating vitamins and minerals to the follicles of the hair and tissue of the scalp as well as moisturizing scalp. Moringa oil is ideal for people with dry scalp.

Strengthens the hair -
 Regular use of Moringa oil on hair can help gaining stronger hair. Moringa oil strengthens the hair by delivering important minerals and vitamins to the hair follicles. It rejuvenates the hair from deep within.

Fights dandruff and split ends -
 These same minerals and vitamins make your hair stronger and fight dandruff and split ends. It has great healing properties which makes it ideal for hair care.

Removes pollutants out of the hair and body –
 Moringa oil is useful in removing environmental pollutants out of the hair and body. Moringa oil naturally detoxifies and cleanses.
 
Repairs damaged and lifeless hair -
 Damaged and lifeless hair can be completely repaired by Moringa Oil because of the presence of behenic acid.
Moringa For Body and General Health

Provides Better Health for Heart and Body System –
 Cold pressed Moringa oil is rich in 'good' cholesterol and phytosterol. When consumed orally, moringa oil has the effect of sterilization, lipid-lowering, lowering blood pressure, regulating gastrointestinal function, improving blood sugar levels (managing diabetes) and stimulates the sympathetic nerve endings. For the heart, moringa oil resist arrhythmia, control cholesterol levels and protects the cardiovascular system function.

Liver Protection -
 Consuming Moringa oil is known to offer good liver health, especially for those people who have damaged their liver because of high toxic levels. Certain medication or health problems like hepatitis B are known to have an adverse effect on the liver and increase certain damaging levels. Moringa oils reduce the toxic and damaging levels and enhances liver function. Moringa Oil also acts as a potent antitubercular

Provides Relief to Arthritic Joints - 
Moringa oil has anti-inflammatory properties that provides relief if messaged as rheumatic oil to painful, arthritic joints.

Enhances Oral Health - 
Massaging Moringa oil on the gums reduces inflammation or any other gum problems. People with scurvy can also greatly benefit from Moringa oil. The taste is mild and does not make it an unpleasant experience. Massaging Moringa oil on the gums regularly can show great results within weeks of use.

Remedy for Stomach Ulcer and Deworming -
 Centuries ago, Moringa oil was the most commonly used deworming remedy. Because of its properties it helped clear the stomach and is till date known to be an effective remedy for stomach ulcers. 

Getting rid of toxins -
 It helps the body gets rid of waste and toxins, while also enhancing the nutrition absorption in the stomach. Moringa oil was also used as an anti-poison before modern medicines replaced its use.

Moringa For Mental Health and Well-beingness

Induces Good Sleep - 
Moringa oil is calming oil and helps in insomnia. Massaging Moringa oil on the head is a great cure for sleeplessness or soothing an irritated mind. It has been used traditionally and is a great sleep aid that improves sleep cycle.

Promotes Emotional Health - 
The oldest use of Moringa oil is associated with calming down the mind and enhancing emotional health. Hysteria or emotional instability can easily be controlled and calmed.

Energy – 
Moringa oil is also known as a great source of energy. Adding moringa oil to a child's diet can offer many benefits in healthy growth and nutrition of the child. The energy sources keep one fresh and active and revitalizes one's mind and body to function better.

Bone Development –
 Moringa oil nourishes and improves bone development. In ancient Egypt young children were given moringa oil as a nutritional supplement for better bone development and a healthier body. 

MAGNESIUM OIL 

USED IN OUR  1) Deodorant   2) Magnesium Oil 

An oil form of magnesium that can be applied to skin. It’s also given to people who have digestive disorders that prevent normal absorption of magnesium from their food. Athletes sometimes use magnesium oil to increase energy and endurance, to dull muscle pain, and to heal wounds or skin irritation.

Considering all of the important roles that magnesium plays in the body — and the fact that a magnesium deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in adults, with an estimated 80 percent being deficient in this vital mineral — it’s a good idea to consider taking magnesium supplements regularly. Of course, this is in addition to eating plenty magnesium rich food.

What does magnesium do for the body, and why can it be detrimental to be deficient?

Magnesium — which comes from the obsolete root word magnes, which was used to mean magnet or magnetic power — may not be the most present mineral in our bodies in terms of its quantity, but it’s certainly one of the most crucial to overall health.

Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical functions in the body, such as regulating heartbeat rhythms and helping neurotransmitter functions, which is why hypomagnesemia (another name for magnesium deficiency) is something you really want to avoid.

What Is Magnesium?

Magnesium is an essential mineral and also an electrolyte. What is magnesium used for in the human body? Some of the main functions of magnesium include:

  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Keeping bones strong
  • Balancing nitric oxide in the body
  • Supporting growth and development in babies and children
  • Supporting proper function of nerves, muscles, and tissue
  • Neutralizing stomach acid
  • Moving stools through the intestine and preventing constipation
  • Magnesium also makes the process of photosynthesis possible by helping to form chlorophyll, the chemical that allows plants to capture sunlight and turn it into energy

Top Health Benefits of Magnesium

  • Helps Increase Energy
  • Calms Nerves and Anxiety
  • Treats Insomnia and Helps You Fall Asleep
  • Helps with Digestion by Relieving Constipation
  • Relieves Muscle Aches and Spasms
  • Regulates Levels of Calcium, Potassium and Sodium
  • Important for Heart Health
  • Prevents Migraines
  • Helps Prevent Osteoporosis

 

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