You know how some things come into your life at just the right moment? Well that happened to me last week.
It was Wednesday and I was doing my usual Wednesday thing of baking flapjacks ready for #FlapjackFriday. Everything was going really well until I basically tried to do too much at once. I took a saucepan full of boiling hot syrup off of the hob and rather than letting it cool down I poured it straight into a small pot. Next thing I know, the pot has toppled over and spilt the contents across my arm.
I swore really, really loudly and literally threw the pot across the kitchen, before bunging my arm straight under the cold kitchen tap. By this point I was shaking with shock and not really sure what damage had been done and then I realised that I’d also put my FitBit under the tap too! Cue more swearing – seriously these things are expensive – some frantic fumbling to get it off and then I grabbed my phone to Google what I should do. Pathetic I know, but come on tell me one person who doesn’t turn to Google if they need an answer quick?!!
So, following Dr Google’s advice I submerged my arm in cold water for 10 minutes and then wrapped it all up in cling film.
See that funny shaped band going round my wrist? Yep well that’s where it all got trapped under my FitBit, and this has now blistered. It’s owie and it doesn’t look pretty!
So, going back to my original statement that things seem to sometimes turn up when you least expect them to, that very same day what should arrive in the post but none other than a bottle of Moringa oil from Wikaniko.
If you haven’t heard of this type of oil before, then let me tell you all about it.
Moringa is a small tree native to northwestern India, and its leaves and seeds have long been used in traditional herbal medicines. Also known as the drumstick tree or the horseradish tree (owing to the roots tasting like horseradish), Moringa is fast becoming one of the next big superfoods to hit the health scene.
Benefits Of Moringa Oil
Moringa oil has many different uses and is an incredibly versatile product to have stashed away in your bathroom cabinet, just check these out:
- Rejuvenates dull, tired and aging skin.
- Improves the appearance of wrinkles.
- Helps prevent facial muscles from sagging.
- Fights against free radical damage with powerful antioxidants and nutrients.
- Promotes cell growth.
- Delays damage and destruction of delicate skin tissues.
- The vitamin C content of Moringa oil stabilizes collagen…and we all know how good collagen is for our skin!
- Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Can be used to treat and heal minor skin abrasions, minor cuts and scrapes, bruises, burns (ah-ha!), insect bites, rashes as well as sunburn and other skin infections.
- Can be used safely on babies and children.
- Helps clear up blackheads and pimples, minimizes dark spots and potential scarring from acne and hyperpigmentation.
- Helps lessen the appearance and relieves the discomfort of stretch marks.
- Hair conditioner and deep moisturising treatment.
Pretty impressive résumé, wouldn’t you say?
The oil itself has quite a strong, peppery smell and I’m not sure it will appeal to absolutely everyone (I am yet to make up my own mind) in saying that, it is at least a very natural aroma, owing to the fact that Wikaniko only use the freshest green leaves for their oil. Moringa oil is extracted from the seeds of the tree and the majority of these trees are grown in the eastern world. Wikaniko’s Moringa oil is organically grown and produced on their farm in Spain and everything is done by hand. This means that extra care is taken to avoid cross contamination, unhygienic preparation and they can guarantee a product that is of the highest quality, using the freshest ingredients and therefore retaining potency and efficacy.
For me, the Moringa oil helped relieve the itching sensation from my burn and helped soften the skin so that, I hope, it will really help to minimise any scarring that may potentially occur. The oil is packaged up in an easy to use spray bottle, that albeit is not the prettiest of bottles, but we all know you shouldn’t judge a book (or a bottle!) by its cover. The pump allows you to either just get a few drops out at a time, by pressing lightly, or if you press slightly harder you can spray out more of a drizzle. A little Moringa oil goes a long way, so a 100ml bottle should last a very long time, which is perfect as Moringa oil is an incredibly stable oil and will last years before going rancid.
If you think you could benefit from the many uses of Moringa oil you can buy it from the Wikaniko website and remember to check out the great money saving offer below!
Oh and for those of you that, like me, are worried about the state of my FitBit…it’s ok, it survived!
*Product gifted for review