By now, if you’re not already a moringa connoisseur, most of you have at least heard of using moringa in foods to boost nutritional content of your meals. But let’s take a step back and expand our horizons.
The moringa tree is traditionally used by people throughout India and Ghana as more than just a nutritious food source. The seeds, flowers, and bark are also utilized in medicines, teas, and even for hair and skin. Here are three simple ways to make use of that moringa powder in your cupboard!
Moringa Avocado Face Mask
Moringa is abundant in vitamins A, C, E and antioxidants. Unsurprisingly, all of these healthy nutritients are also great for your skin. Create a thick, luxurious moringa face mask to feed your skin all the nutrients necessary for a natural, smooth and radiant glow.
1 tablespoon of moringa powder (a single serving packet)
1 ripe avocado (mashed)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tsp of lemon juice or water
Ancient Moringa Triple Blemish Blaster
Moringa leaves used outside of consumption are known for their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics. Tea tree oil and honey have also been used for centuries for their anti-bacterial properties. Most instant blemish remover creams on the market tend to dry out your skin, so the banana in this recipe helps to keep all the ingredients combined and moisturized, without drying out your face. This anti-bacterial, acne-fighting combo will keep your blemishes under control. It’s a natural blemish blaster that not only smells good, but is also smooth and hydrating for your skin.
1/2 banana, mashed
1 tablespoon of moringa powder (1 single serving packet
1 tablespoon of honey
2 tsp tea tree oil
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Apply generously on problem spots. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Repeat as needed
Moringa Oatmeal Exfoliating Body Scrub
Winter is coming, and along with it comes dry arms and legs. What better way to combat winter dryness than the classic soothing oatmeal scrub with the unlocked secrets of moringa to boost the vitamin E levels for your sensitive skin? Dry and sensitive skin can be prone to inflammation, especially with frequent shaving. The added moringa contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial features to help prevent red and itchy skin. Coconut oil and oatmeal both act as an emollient to help soften while sugar exfoliates your skin.
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons of moringa powder (2 single serving packets)
1 cup granulated
1/2 coconut oil
Process oats until flour-like or into small pieces. Mix in moringa powder and sugar. Add in coconut oil and mix until well combined. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.