Wala Moringa Oil

Moringa tree

Product Overview

Product Name:                     Wala Moringa Oil

INCI:                                       Moringa oleifera seed oil

Product Variants:                 Unrefined Oil & Refined Oil

CAS:                                        93165-54-9

EINECS:                                 296-941-1

Packaging:                             23.5kg net steel drums

Country of Manufacture:   Germany

Area of Sourcing:                 Malawi, Sudan

Botanical and Traditional Context

Scientists commonly refer to the Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) as the ‘miracle tree’ due the myriad of nutritional benefits offered by all parts of the plant.

Grown in various regions Africa (among others), the moringa tree is affectionately referred to in East Africa as ‘mother’s best friend’.

The moringa seed pod (or fruit), also referred to as the ‘drumstick’, is green, long and slender – usually 30cm-50cm in length. When opened, the highly prized black-winged seeds are revealed, numbering between 5-20 per fruit.

Originating from India, and brought to Africa’s east coast by past migrating generations, the moringa plant is now a common part of Africa’s smallholder farming landscape. Grown in various regions across Africa today, the moringa tree is affectionately referred to in East Africa as ‘mother’s best friend’.

The word ‘wala’ means to appear radiant or shine in the African language of Chichewa, which is spoken in Malawi – one of our sourcing regions.

Application, Properties & Efficacy

Wala Moringa Oil is a unique product that restores normalcy to the skin’s microbiome. High levels of oleic acid, together with antioxidant properties enable Wala moringa oil to arrest a wide variety of microbes, helping to re-balance the skin’s microflora, as well as acting as an anti/blemish and cleansing agent.

As a moisturiser, Wala Moringa Oil hydrates and softens the skin, whilst increasing tone and elasticity. Easily asborbed and highly stable, the oil’s anti-oxidant properties also helps to reduce DNA damage and protects against free radicals,.

With high oleic and meaningful benhenic fatty acid content, Wala Moringa Oil consists of relatively balanced α-, β-, and γ-tocopherol ratios, and high levels of β-sitosterol, Δ5-avenasterol, and campesterol.

Kupanda tested the immediate effects of Wala Moringa Oil’s hydration capacity – specifically at 30-, 60- and 120-minute intervals. The results showed that moisture of the test patch was significantly higher 30 minutes after application when compared to the reference patch, and moisture levels of the test patch remained significantly higher during the subsequent intervals (p < 0.005).

Physiochemical Characteristics (Summary)





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