Making Moringa Soap all natural ingredients has lots of benefits for the skin. It has vitamins, nutrients,antioxidants and amino acids. Moringa Soap cleanses and detoxifies the skin.
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We used coconut oil, olive oil, vegetable oil , shea butter, castor oil and aloe vera.
The moringa tree Moringa oleifera is an amazing tree that grows very well in Africa. It is a fast-growing, hardy pioneer tree that grows well in degraded soil, and it is also a legume – meaning it fixes nitrogen into the soil from gas it captures in the air. This means it is a fertilizer tree and an excellent companion for other plants growing nearby, as they benefit from the nitrogen.
As well as this, almost every part of the moringa tree can be used as a powerful food or medicine: the leaves, the flowers, the fruits and the seeds (and oil made from the seeds). We use the leaf and oil in our food and nutrition program to help with malnutrition, particularly in kids. You can find out more information on the marvelous moringa tree by clicking on these links:
Ghana Permaculture Network have been using moringa on their farms and projects a lot, as a key component of self-fertile growing systems such as the alley cropping system you can read about elsewhere on this site.
We also harvest the fresh leaves to make a medicinal solid soap, liquid soap, pomade and cream that are all highly effective at treating skin complaints.
The moringa soap and creams are very good for treating skin complaints, and are very popular amongst local people because of this. We are currently getting the products analysed by independent laboratories so we can prove what active ingredients it has and that it is safe and beneficial and can be sold in herbal stores and drugstores across Ghana.
Here is a video of a women from one of our microfinance groups recommending the soap and telling us how it helped a friend of hers to cure her skin problem.
To make the soap, first of all the fresh leaves are removed from the twigs and branches. Then they are minced and juiced and the sieved liquid is mixed in melted coconut butter. Then a caustic soda solution is added to the mixture to help the soap set. The mixture is then poured into moulds and allowed to set. A truly healthy, natural soap.