This holiday season, add a skin-soothing, stress-relieving supergreen to your daily wellness routine.
Long hours of travel. Late-night parties. Colder, harsher weather. Coughs, colds, and flu shots. Cleaning, cooking, shopping, and gift-wrapping. We all love the holidays, but it takes a lot of hard work to make the magic happen. And, if we aren’t careful, the stresses of the season can dim not just our skin … but our spirits.
Did you know that there is a powerful, plant-based beauty secret that can help you shine all season long? Replenish from within and regain your all-natural glow with the magic of moringa skincare. There are so many moringa benefits for skin!
A centuries-old secret
In the countries where it grows, Moringa (also known as malunggay) is known as “the healing tree” for its supernatural ability to enhance beauty and restore balance in our bodies and minds. The people of India, Asia, Africa, and Latin America know how to use moringa leaves: they have mixed feathery moringa leaves into favorite culinary dishes and used moringa extracts, oils, and powders in holistic, herbal health and beauty treatments for centuries. And in Ayurvedic medicine, moringa is known as sigru—or moves like an arrow—for its ability to penetrate deeply into our systems and pull environmental toxins from our bodies while strengthening our hearts and blood.
This is the true secret of moringa’s might: its benefits go far beyond mere beauty. As an unusually potent adaptogenic herb, moringa is known to restore our sense of balance and reduce our stress levels—completely naturally.
Here in the west, moringa is suddenly making a move on matcha as the gotta-have-it green. Moringa benefits for women and moringa benefits for men are all anyone is talking about! And no one prepares moringa skin care products quite like Munday.
At Munday, we first discovered moringa in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. So many people grow moringa at home to season samlor korko, a signature dish of spicy fish soup, and to distill into ancient homeopathic treatments for skin and hair. Everyone we met in southeast Asia seemed to take moringa’s magic for granted. And once we saw malunggay’s benefits and what moringa for skin could do, we couldn’t wait to share it with you.
Moringa trees grow quickly, even in the toughest conditions, and can start flowering just eight months after planting. When Munday artisans carefully harvest the highest quality moringa leaves and extract their all-natural goodness through infusions, tinctures, we tap into that potent natural energy and preserve its powers just for you. And when we blend moringa extracts with emollient-rich avocado oils, Munday creates the ultimate moringa experience.
Moringa benefits for skin: powerful, plant-based beauty
Rich antioxidant Vitamin E
When you turn up the heat in your home or office you also dial down the moisture levels in the air. We spend all season fighting dry, flaky, dull skin. For rich, long-lasting moisture, you need moringa for skin. The Moringa tree flourishes in drought-prone parts of the world thanks to its supernatural ability to safeguard moisture and its supercharged levels of all-natural antioxidant Vitamin E. The moment you massage a moringa-infused body butter or lip balm into your skin, you will feel your skin healing, smoothing and plumping with moisture.
Anti-aging antioxidant Vitamin A
We may think we’re getting away with long hours at the office and late nights out with friends and family, but stress and a lack of sleep show up right away on our skin. Moringa’s rich resources of the all-star antioxidant Vitamin A (otherwise known as skin-rescuing retinol) promote rapid cellular renewal. By smoothing away fine lines and imperfections and calming inflammation, moringa refreshes and rejuvenates skin to reveal a more youthful and even tone—without any harsh chemicals or invasive, abrasive treatments.
Infused with Iron
Whether you are running on the treadmill or running endless errands, the frenetic pace of holiday festivities takes a toll on our bodies. We also don’t eat as healthily this time of year … and snacking on fresh-baked cookies in the car on the way to an event doesn’t really cut it. Moringa leaves have high levels of ferrous sulfate, or iron, the mineral our muscles need to rebuild after rigorous workouts. (Note that while many moringa uses may need only skin application, iron cannot be easily absorbed through skin. To boost your iron levels, you will need to make a moringa smoothie or curry, or take moringa powder capsules or tinctures.)
Moringa leaves benefits all begin with balance. Adaptogenic herbs are nature’s way of bringing us back to our best selves—calming our minds, re-aligning our bodily systems, refreshing our stores of energy, and renewing our sense of purpose. Moringa is known as the “magic leaf” across many cultures because it can provide an additional layer of protection against the stressful emotions and situations we encounter every day. For a quick hit of holiday spirit, smooth on moringa skincare!
Make Moringa part of your wellness routine
You don’t have to escape to an exclusive spa or spend hours soaking in the tub to enjoy the many health and beauty benefits of moringa. A few moments can make all the difference during the holiday season.
In the bath
Munday Moringa Collection
Munday’s handmade Moringa Soaps are a cleansing, calming way to work moringa into your self-care, even on the busiest of days. On weekends or before a holiday party, steep yourself in soothing luxury with a foaming, fragrant Munday Moringa Bath Bomb or Munday Moringa Soothing Mineral Bath Soak.
On the go
Make a Moringa smoothie
Mix moringa powder into your morning greens or fruit smoothie! Much like matcha, moringa has an earthy, spinach-like taste and can turn your healthy morning drink into a truly tasty superfood.
Give the gift of glow
When you surprise someone you care about with gifts from the Munday Moringa Collection, you show them what they mean to you—and you help them shine. Each perfectly-packed box provides a full home spa experience at a very affordable price. Check out our Moringa Box or Moringa Mini Box.