Neem Moringa Soap — Why is there food in soap?
At first, it does seem somewhat counter-intuitive to put food in soap, but when you look at why we make neem moringa soap, it makes a lot more sense.
Moringa is dubbed “the tree for solving global hunger” by the same federal agency that called neem “a tree for solving global problems.” Moringa is packed with nutrients – and your skin can absorb many of them.
Think about it: people use skin patches to treat all kinds of things — morphine as a pain reliever, tobacco to quit smoking or even as birth control because skin absorbs almost anything you put on it. A 2005 study from the Environmental Working Group found 287 toxic chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies born in the U.S. in the fall of 2004. That’s one of the reasons is so important to avoid ingredients like parabens and oxybenzone in skincare products.
On the other hand, when you use neem moringa soap, your skin absorbs all the medicinal and nutritional constituents of neem and moringa. If you’re reading this column, we’ll assume you know all about neem (or you can learn more here *), but may know less about moringa.
Although they’re both trees from the Indian subcontinent, neem is known as a medicinal herb* and moringa more likely to be is recognized as a valuable food source. Combining them in a neem moringa soap brings together the best of both worlds!
According to a report from Purdue University, moringa contains significant amounts of protein, calcium, potassium, iron, Vitamin A, niacin and Vitamin C. The mission group, Trees for Life, takes those numbers a step further and compares them to nutrients found in other food:
Fresh moringa leaves contain:
- 4 times the Vitamin A of Carrots
- 7 times the Vitamin C of Oranges
- 4 times the Calcium of Milk
- 3 times the Potassium of Bananas
- ¾ the Iron of Spinach
- 2 times the Protein of Yogurt
Dry moringa leaves contain:
- 10 times the Vitamin A of Carrots
- 1/2 the Vitamin C of Oranges
- 17 times the Calcium of Milk
- 15 times the Potassium of Bananas
- 25 times the Iron of Spinach
- 9 times the Protein of Yogurt
In fact, one of the group’s studies show that mothers and babies in parts of Africa where food is limited improved their overall health, had babies with higher birth rates, increased production of breast milk and recovered from anemia.
So back to the original question: why neem moringa soap? Your skin is your body’s single-largest organ yet it’s seldom considered beyond how it looks. It typically gets nutrients from the inside out, but seldom from the outside in – where they’re most effective in changing your skin’s appearance. Neem moringa soap is specially formulated so that those nutrients can easily be absorbed, resulting in softer, younger-looking skin.
Give it a try and please let us know what you think!
P.S. – We’re wrapping up production on a neem papaya soap now. Papaya, of course, is the primary ingredient in meat tenderizer, but in a soap it works as a gentle exfoliant that washes away older cells so your skin is softer and brighter.
* The research outlined in this report is intended for educational purposes only. Neem Tree Farms does not sell products which diagnose, treat, control or heal any disease, or kill or repel insects except on plants.ill or repel insects except on plants.