Common English Name: Moringa.
Botanical Name: Moringa oleifera.
Plant Family: Moringaceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the seeds.
Origin: Himalaya mountains (northwestern India); now cultivated in many other areas.
Plant Description: Drought-resistant tree with white-gray bark, a feathery foliage of leaves, yellow-white flowers, long pods with seeds, and a hanging fruit.
Main Chemical Components: Behenic acid.
Blends Well With: Other carrier oils.
Uses: Aging skin, dry skin, damaged skin, oily skin, dry hair, flaky scalp, massage.
Fun Fact: Commonly known as Ben oil because of the high content of behenic acid.
Cautions for Use: None noted for use of the oil.