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Wala Moringa Oil

Product Overview

Product Name: Wala Moringa Oil

INCI: Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil

Product Variant: Refined Oil

CAS:  93165-54-9

EINECS:  296-941-1

Packaging:  25kg net steel drums

Area of Sourcing:  Malawi, Kenya

Botanical and Traditional Context

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

The moringa pod (or fruit) 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, the moringa plant is now a common part of Africa’s smallholder farming landscape. Grown in various regions across Africa today, moringa harvests from December to March in southern Africa, and June to September in the northern regions.

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 absorbed 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 behenic fatty acid content, Wala Moringa Oil consists of  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).

Formulation and Usage

The following are example formulations where our customers have used Wala Moringa Oils:

CategoryForm% Usage (Up to)
Facial skin cleansingCleansing gels and scrubs30
Facial moisturisersCreams and nano-emulsions20
Hand & body careMoisturising creams, hydration lotions, body massage oils25/100
Hair careShampoo, conditioner, scalp mask, leave in lotions20
SoapsHand soap bars, liquid soap20

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