Moringa Oil

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What is it? The oil pressed from the the kernel of the moringa seed.
Appearance Slightly viscous yellow liquid. A bit of sediment can sink to the bottom; shake before use and consider placing the oil in a warm water bath if there is a lot of sediment to re-melt it.
Texture Rich and smooth.
Scent A really lovely nutty scent, reminiscent of almond butter.
Absorbency Speed Fast
Solubility Oil
Why do we use it in recipes? Moringa oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A & C, and has great anti-aging properties. It also feels fantastic on the skin and has a really lovely nutty scent.
Do you need it? No, but it’s a nice luxury oil.
Refined or unrefined? Unrefined
Strengths Vitamin rich, wonderful skin feel, long shelf life.
Weaknesses It can be hard to find.
Alternatives & Substitutions I haven’t found another oil with a similar nutty scent, but marula oil has a similar feel and is also rich in antioxidants.
How to Work with It I am loving it in facial serums and other simple recipes where it can really shine.
Storage & Shelf Life Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, Moringa Oil should last at least two years.
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks Moringa oil is inherently shelf-stable, making it a good choice for a luxury oil as you’ll have plenty of time to use it.
Recommended starter amount 100mL (3.3fl oz) or less
Where to Buy it  Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.

Some Recipes that Use Moringa Oil

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September 3, 2016

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