Moringa, moringa – the bringer of joy!
Post-summer hair makes me want to cry. Brittle, dry and split ends. My hairdresser wants to cut it all off and make me start again, but I can’t do it!
Thankfully, I’ve found a little bottle of joy called Moringa Oil, which is also known as Ben Oil, and it’s working wonders on my hair!
Ben Oil is pressed from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera, known variously as the horseradish tree, Ben Oil tree, or drumstick tree. The oil is characterized by an unusually long shelf life and a mild, but pleasant taste.
Taste? Yes, you can also ingest it, and rub it on your face, which I’ve been doing this week too. My skin is SOFT and I feel RENEWED! It’s amazing stuff.
Traditionally used for cooking and in other food preparations. Moringa oil has tremendous cosmetic value and is used in body and hair care as a moisturizer and skin conditioner. It can be used for perfume base as a fuel and for oiling machinery. Moringa oil can also be used to produce soap.
Moringa oil is light and spreads easily on the skin. You only need the smallest amount. It is used for massage and aromatherapy applications.
I’m a Moringa oil convert!
In addition, I’ve been adding some Moringa ultimate micro-fine powder to my smoothies on a daily basis. Moringa contains more vitaimins, minerals, anti-oxidants, amino acids and proteins than any other plant, and it is a natural ‘fuel’. I love it. It’s also caffeine free. So, if you invest if anything this Fall, hit up the Green Virgin website and get your mitts on some of the moringa products. They’ll rock your world J .
Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat who lived in Maryland for three years and moved back to the UK in August 2015. Claire wrote about her life as a British expat on the East Coast and now works in travel and hospitality PR in the UK. She still finds time to blog about her repatriation and the reverse culture shock that ensued – and she still hasn’t finished that novel, but she’s working on it. You can contact Claire via twitter on @clairebmcgill or via her blog From America to England.