Ingredient Page: Moringa Seed Oil
Ever heard of a miracle tree? No, we're not talking about the one from fairy tales, but a real-life, nature's own wonder called Moringa! Today, we're going to dive into one of its most precious gifts - Moringa Seed Oil. This little gem is a key ingredient in our Sacred Serum, and once you learn about its benefits, you'll understand why we're so in love with it!
Type: Moringa Seed Oil is derived from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree, a plant native to the Himalayan regions of India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
History: Moringa has been used for centuries in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda for its healing and health-enhancing properties. The oil extracted from its seeds was prized for its unique protective and nourishing benefits.
Benefits: Promotes skin health, fights aging signs, moisturizes deeply, combats oxidative stress, reduces inflammation.1
A Sacred Secret? The Moringa tree is often referred to as the "Miracle Tree" due to its wide range of medicinal uses. Moringa Seed Oil is rich in behenic acid, a fatty acid that gives it its remarkable moisturizing and conditioning properties.
Background: Moringa Seed Oil
Let's journey back to the ancient landscapes of India and parts of Asia, where our star, the Moringa oleifera tree, first sprouted. This "Miracle Tree" is the source of the incredible Moringa Seed Oil.
This oil has been a staple in traditional medicine for centuries, used for everything from soothing skin to nourishing hair. 2 But it's not just an old-time remedy. Moringa Seed Oil is a modern-day superhero in skincare and haircare, too.
Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, it's a natural beauty secret that nourishes, hydrates, and revitalizes skin and hair. It absorbs easily, providing deep hydration without the greasy feel. It's a versatile gem that can tackle a range of skin and hair woes, from dryness and dullness to wrinkles and split ends.
And it doesn't stop at beauty benefits. Moringa Seed Oil can also aid in weight loss, improve digestion, and boost immunity. It's a tale of ancient wisdom meeting modern science, all wrapped up in a little bottle of golden goodness.
- Deeply hydrates and nourishes both skin and hair
- Fights signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines
- Soothes skin irritations and reduces inflammation
- Enhances the health and shine of hair, reducing split ends
- Boosts skin radiance and combats dullness
- Aids in improving digestion when incorporated into a balanced diet
- Strengthens immunity due to its rich nutrient profile
Sacred Serum & Organic Moringa Seed Oil
Sacred Serum adapts to your skin type due to a balanced formula of botanical super-food flowers, plant and seed oils. Working synergistically with the 26 other organic ingredients in Sacred Serum, moringa seed oil goes deep into the skin to feed, protect and beautify.
Our organic nutrients and antioxidants penetrate to provide a healthy glow while balancing your skin tone.
Sacred Serum Benefits:
- Deeply moisturizes for an instant visible glow
- Reduces inflammation and promotes cell regeneration for a visibly youthful glow in a matter of days.
- Amplified by 777 mg USA-certified organic full-spectrum Hemp extract
- Has a light texture that quickly absorbs into the skin for an instant smoothing, soothing glow
- Protects from environmental damage with powerful antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins A, B, C, D, E
- Unbelievably smoother, brighter skin, visibly transformed in a few days
Why Choose Organic, Cold-Pressed Moringa Seed Oil?
Embracing organic means indulging in nutrient-dense elements, untouched by harmful chemicals and pesticides. The secret to glowing skin lies in an abundance of vitamins and nutrients, hence the Sacred Rituel’s commitment to the purest organic ingredients.
Organic (Biodynamic) Label: Refers to how ingredients are grown and harvested.
Cold-Pressed Label: Refers to how ingredients are processed from a plant or seed to oil. When oils are cold-pressed, they are extracted from their source using mechanical methods rather than heat or solvents.
With cold-pressed oils, there is very little processing, which allows it to retain important nutrients responsible for healing. Ultimately, cold pressing delivers a potent product that's highly effective AND safe because there aren't any additives. It’s a win/win for your skin!
All Sacred Rituel ingredients are made without:
- Artificial Colors & Dyes
Preservatives, Parabens, Phthalates
Preservatives: May be used in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. Parabens and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives are commonly used preservatives in cosmetic and personal care products.
Parabens: Are preservatives used in a wide variety of personal care products and foods to prevent the growth of microbes. These endocrine-disrupting chemicals can be absorbed through the skin, blood, and digestive system.
Phthalates: Pronounced THAL-ates, these chemicals, which are linked to endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and cancer, have been banned from cosmetics in the European Union but still remain prevalent in U.S. products.
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) & Methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT): They may be hard to pronounce, but they can be even harder on the body. These common preservatives are found in many liquid personal care products and have been linked to lung toxicity, allergic reactions, and possible neurotoxicity.
- Synthetic Fragrance
- Fillers, Stabilizers, & Binders
- Nanomaterial & Nanoparticles
- Retinol & Retinol Compounds
For more on reconnecting with the power and healing of Earth Magick, check out our co-founder and formulator, Marysia Miernowska’s, best-selling book: The Witch’s Herbal Apothecary! She explains how to grow medicine, harvest from the wild or home garden, process plants, and even make seasonal remedies!
Did you know? Herbalism is the practice of utilizing medicinal plants to support wellness and health. This study dates back to the Paleolithic age and predominantly practiced in Asia and Africa. Marysia Miernowska focuses on European folk herbalism which is an homage to her Polish lineage, finding regenerative ways to heal both people and the Earth.
Sacred Secrets: All Things Moringa Seed Oil
What is Moringa Seed Oil?
Moringa Seed Oil is a natural oil extracted from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree, often referred to as the "Miracle Tree." The oil is a treasure trove of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, making it a powerful natural beauty secret.
It's known for its ability to nourish, hydrate, and revitalize the skin and hair, absorbing easily to provide deep hydration and nourishment. From treating skin and hair conditions to enhancing overall health, Moringa Seed Oil is a versatile gem in the world of natural beauty and wellness.
What are the benefits of Moringa Seed Oil?
Moringa Seed Oil is a true super-food! It's a friend to your hair, skin, and overall health.
Skin Benefits: Moringa Seed Oil is a nourishing and hydrating oil for the skin. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, protects the skin from damage, reduces inflammation and redness, and promotes collagen production. It also reduces the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and acne and locks in moisture, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.
Hair Benefits: Moringa Seed Oil is a natural remedy for hair health. It nourishes and strengthens hair, making it especially beneficial for dry, damaged, or brittle hair. It improves shine and manageability, protects against environmental damage, and promotes healthy hair growth. It also reduces inflammation and irritation on the scalp.
Health Benefits: Moringa Seed Oil offers numerous health benefits. It's high in antioxidants, fights free radicals, and reduces inflammation. It's packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, supporting healthy skin and hair. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, promotes a healthy immune system, reduces stress and anxiety, improves blood circulation, and promotes better brain function and energy levels. It also aids in digestion.
What are the uses of Moringa Seed Oil?
Moringa Seed Oil is a versatile oil with uses spanning beauty, health, culinary, and industrial applications.
- Beauty: Used as a skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, and treatment for skin conditions.
- Health: Promotes overall health and wellness, reduces inflammation, boosts the immune system, and provides relief from joint pain.
- Culinary: Used as a cooking oil due to its high smoke point and mild flavor. It can also be used as a finishing oil.
- Industrial: Used in the production of biofuels, lubricants, cosmetics, soaps, detergents, and other cleaning products.
How do you extract Moringa Seed Oil?
Moringa Seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of the "miracle tree" through a process called cold-pressing. This process preserves the oil's natural properties and nutrients, resulting in a pure, chemical-free oil that's beneficial for hair and skin.
What is the recommended dosage for Moringa Seed Oil
The recommended dosage of Moringa Seed Oil varies depending on its use. For topical use, apply a few drops to the affected area and massage it into the skin or scalp. For internal use, start with 1 teaspoon per day and adjust as needed.
When should you use Moringa Seed Oil?
Moringa Seed Oil is best used regularly. For skin, apply it in the morning and at night. For hair, use it as a pre-shampoo treatment or a leave-in conditioner. Remember, it's a supplement to your existing routine, not a substitute.
How long does Moringa Seed Oil last?
Moringa Seed Oil is a stable oil with a long shelf life of up to two years when stored properly and just one of the reasons we have added it to our beautifully formulated facial oil. Keep it in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight, in an airtight container. After opening, use it within a few months for the best results.
Can Moringa Seed Oil aid in weight loss?
Moringa Seed Oil has not been studied as a weight loss aid, and there is no scientific evidence that it can help with weight loss. However, it is a rich source of antioxidants and healthy fatty acids, which may help support a healthy weight.
What are the side effects of Moringa Seed Oil?
Moringa Seed Oil is generally considered safe for topical use, but some people may experience skin irritation or allergic reactions. It is important to test a small amount of the oil on a patch of skin before applying it to a larger area.
Can I leave Moringa oil in my hair overnight?
Moringa Seed Oil can be left in the hair overnight, but it is best to apply a small amount. It can be beneficial to use a shower cap or wrap your hair in a towel to prevent the oil from staining your pillow.
Is it safe to consume Moringa Seed Oil?
Moringa Seed Oil is not intended for internal use and should not be consumed. It can be harmful if ingested, as it may contain toxins and other compounds that can be dangerous when taken orally.
Does Moringa Seed Oil need to be refrigerated?
Moringa Seed Oil does not need to be refrigerated, but it should be stored in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. It is best to use the oil within 6 months of opening the bottle.
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