Change your cleansing, Change your face.

It’s been heart-warming to see all the reviews from mums turning to baby products for beauty. We have asked one of them, Lauren, to expand on this new trend. Enjoy the read below.

Here’s Lauren’s story. “I am particular about my skin. I used to use what I thought was the best natural product in the market to double cleanse my skin. So, I was surprised when I began to have some skin irritation. A visit to the dermatologist was an eye opener. Using a magnifying glass, she inspected my skin and found there was still makeup on my face, along the hair line and my past my jaw area. Mind you, I had not put on makeup that day as I knew I was going to see the dermatologist. In fact because of the skin irritation, I had not put on make-up for about two days prior. So where was this make-up residue coming from?

Turns out, the dermatologist has seen many patients with the same problem. Many people do not thoroughly cleanse their skin enough to remove make-up from their face. Make-up residue can be found everywhere, from the crevices of the nose to the hairline and sometimes inside the ear. It was quite common. I left the doctor’s office with tips on how to thoroughly cleanse my skin. Because the Mummy’s miracle baby products were already working for my baby’s sensitive skin, I decided to give the Wash and Shampoo a go and also double cleanse with the Moringa oil.


1. Oil Cleansing: I had heard about oil cleansing a few months prior and had been using a perfumed oil from the local store, which I suspect was the reason I started to breakout. Finding the Miracle in the Green Moringa oil was huge because it is fragrance-free. It’s difficult to find cleansing oils that are fragrance-free. I use this natural skin cleanser first as a make-up remover. On damp skin, I splatter on some of the oil. Then, I massage my face for one full minute. The doctor added that singing in your head could help you time yourself. She suggested singing, ‘Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. How old are you now, How old are you now, How old are you now. How old are you now. Many more years to you. Many more years to you. Many more years to you. Many more years to you. It used to take me less than 5 seconds to oil cleanse but massaging my face with Miracle in the Green’s Moringa oil for one full minute has made all the difference.

At first, one minute seemed like forever, now I can categorically state that it’s the best one minute investment of my day. My skin is transformed. It’s clean, soft, free of acne and literally glows.

Natural cleansers: Combined with the oil, I use the Mummy’s Miracle Baby Wash. Let me tell you it’s the best $11 investment ever. I have used many cleansers and I have found that my combination of the Moringa oil and the Wash has made all the difference on my skin. This wash is natural, free of minerals and cleans your face. I have been using it for my baby but when I hit a road block in my search for non-drying cleansers, I decided to try it because it was natural and great for sensitive skin. It worked so well to my amazement. So, I looked further and found that it contains a blend of skin beneficial oils which tend to emulsify better after massaging it into the skin – a must if you decide to use a daily oil cleansing step. The wash is free of SLS (sodium lauryl/ laureth sulfates) which help lather the cleanser but also disrupts the Ph balance of the skin causing breakouts and irritations. This wash uses other botanical based surfactants for a deep yet gentle cleanse. And that’s why it works. Don’t forget to hydrate your lips with the nipple balm. Yes, you can use it as a lip moisturizer and it’s also fragrance-free.”
It’s so refreshing to learn that our lovely mums have turned to their baby products for beauty. We are happy to know it’s working for them.

Love + Miracles,

~ Ify

@ifydiana

MORINGA: KING OF SUPERFOODS

MORINGA: KING OF SUPERFOODS

Today, we couldn’t help but beam at the feature of Moringa in Vogue Magazine. Yay! We have made great traction in bringing Moringa to the forefront and helping people know what it is and then hopefully use it daily for wellness and nutrition. We just wanted you to part take of this excellent write up by Vogue Magazine’s Claudia McNeilly. The entire excerpt can be found below. Please read and enjoy.

Kale and matcha have long since ruled the supergreen kingdom. But recently, a powerful new grassy-hued food has started making waves as an even healthier alternative. Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree thanks to the pungent, bitter flavor of the roots, is a tree native to India, Pakistan, and Nepal. You may have noticed the catchy name, which sounds more like a salsa dance move than a superfood, cropping up as an ingredient in smoothies, juices, and booster shots at health food shops nationwide. With a seemingly endless list of benefits, some have already called Moringa the next big supergreen of 2017. But while it may strike the average green juice–swigging American as new, the nutrient-packed plant has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.

Moringa trees grow at a rate comparable to weeds, sometimes growing 20 feet in a year and flowering in six months. The fragile leaves are the most popular part of the plant. They can be eaten whole, but are most often dried and ground into a fine, velvety powder. If you are shopping for Moringa in North America, this is how you are likely to find it. The powder smells like a mild, peppery version of green tea and adds a healthful burst of green to everything it touches. It tastes like matcha that has been spiked with notes of spirulina-like blue-green algae. When added to water, the light powder dissolves easily, providing a distinctly “green” flavor that is bitter and slightly sweet. Dried Moringa leaf powder can also be sprinkled into smoothies, yogurts, and juices.

The leaves are chock-full of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and amino acids. They also pack flavonoids like quercetin, which can stabilize histamine production, and chlorogenic acid, which has been shown to have a balancing effect on blood sugar. A paper published in the journal Ecology of Food and Nutrition found Moringa leaves to contain over seven times the vitamin C of oranges, four times the vitamin A of carrots, four times the calcium of cow’s milk, and three times the potassium of bananas. The rich amino acid, vitamin, and mineral profile of Moringa leaves makes them a great natural energy booster, despite the fact that they are caffeine-free.

A study published in the journal Phytochemistry found that the plant also contains substances called isothiocyanates, which have been shown to potentially boost human resistance to cancer while helping regulate blood sugar levels. Stabilized blood sugar can help balance mood swings, control cravings, and reduce inflammation. A paper published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research also found that the isothiocyanates present in Moringa can aid in lowering blood pressure, ultimately reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

That’s a lot of accomplishments for a small and notoriously fragile leaf, but the benefits don’t stop there. Moringa trees have been shown to be exceptionally drought-resistant, making them a critical nutritional resource in drought-prone areas increasingly affected by climate change.

“What makes Moringa leaf such a valuable food is that the plant grows very well in drought-prone parts of the tropics,” says Mark Olson, a professor of evolutionary biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, who has studied Moringa for more than 20 years. “Moringa is not only exceptionally drought-resistant, but its leaves have a huge amount of protein, about 30 percent dry weight, similar to powdered milk at a fraction of the cost. With so much of the global population facing protein-energy malnutrition, a protein-rich food that grows well in a drought-prone area of high population density is very important,” says Olson.

Protein-energy malnutrition is a pressing nutritional problem in many countries in Southern Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that it affects more than one out of three children in developing countries, especially where residents face food insecurity.

This is where the benefits of the relatively new-to-us plant begin to outweigh kale and matcha. While we are prone to fetishizing ingredients touted as the next big superfood with miraculous, all-healing properties, the potential of Moringa is far greater than your local cold-pressed juice counter. “What is really exciting about Moringa is that it provides needed nutrition and ‘nutraceutical’ effects for people in places where these things are really needed,” says Olson.

On the complete opposite side of the spectrum, today many Americans are considered overfed but undernourished, sometimes suffering from micronutrient deficiency as a result. In these reverse situations, Moringa could also be used as a similarly beneficial nutritional supplement in nations where calories are readily available but class too often determines access to nutritious food.

Although the potent green powder may currently be busy climbing the ranks as the next trendy supergreen, a more accurate comparison might be to see Moringa as nature’s Soylent. Just like the drinkable meal replacement, Moringa is a convenient, nutrient-dense food that can be used to supplement diets otherwise lacking proper nutrition. The leaves provide a healthy boost of vitamins and minerals for anyone looking to consume them, but the plant’s true power lies in its potential to redistribute nutrition across a broader global spectrum. Instead of turning Moringa into yet another fleeting diet fad that is here today and gone tomorrow, we might find the most benefits from it if we resolve to view Moringa as a vital resource in feeding the world first, and a trendy supergreen second. In a country already bursting with superfoods, that’s the type of benefit that makes Moringa worthy of real excitement.

Culled from: http://www.vogue.com/article/moringa-new-superfood-to-know

MORINGA GUACUMOLE

MORINGA GUACUMOLE

 

A simple go to guacamole recipe that makes you beg for more. Great with plantain chips.

4 avocados, pitted, peeled and scooped into bowl

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons minced red onion

1 tablespoon moringa powder

1 ripe tomato, chopped

1½ lime juiced

1½ cup chopped cilantro

¼ cup red peppers, peeled, and diced (optional)

 

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mash with fork until coarsely blended.

10 Reasons to Add Moringa Leaf Powder to Your Grocery Cart

10 Reasons to Add Moringa Leaf Powder to Your Grocery Cart

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10 Reasons to Add Moringa Leaf Powder to Your Grocery Cart

If you have yet to try Moringa Leaf Powder, you are missing out on all the great benefits it will provide for you. Below, check out the 10 best reasons Moringa Leaf Powder should be on your shopping list:

1. Complete Natural Goodness

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Moringa Leaf Powder is 100% natural. It is raw, pure, fresh and contains no synthetic binders, no fillers, and no artificial ingredients. This product contains 20 types of amino acids, 46 types of antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds, and over 90 nutrients. It is an excellent source of minerals and contains vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6, C (Ascorbic Acid), and E.

2. Naturally Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants are necessary for a healthy body. And Moringa Leaf Powder is naturally packed full of these health-friendly antioxidants. This means it will aid your immune system, promote healthy brain cells, help keep your digestive system healthy, healthy eyes, and more.

3. Improves Stamina

Moringa Leaf Powder helps boost your stamina. Its vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants help increase energy and concentration. Students find it to be extremely helpful in improving their concentration and focus during studying. Anyone who is looking to increase their energy will be impressed with the improvement they see when using this supplement.

4. Beautifies Skin

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The nutrients found in this product help to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. You can use your Moringa Powder as a face pack which will keep your skin glowing and smooth.

Vitamins A, C, and E along with the antioxidants found in this powder help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

5. Safe for All Ages

Moringa Leaf Powder is safe for people of all ages. Everyone, including children, will reap the benefits of this product. It is also safe and helpful for pregnant and nursing mothers, helping to replenish vitamins and nutrients they may be lacking.

6. Easily Mixes into Nearly All Foods

This diverse supplement can be added to nearly any food. Its flavor is said to be similar to that of a radish. You can mix it into soups, healthy smoothies, toss into salads, or anything that you don’t mind having a “green” flavor added too.

7. Helps Lower Blood Sugar

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Studies have shown the Moringa has the potential to lower blood sugar thus making it a natural supplement for those who have diabetes.

8. Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Moringa Leaf Powder has necessary nutrients to help reduce blood pressure. The crucial nutrients needed for those who suffer from high blood pressure include magnesium, potassium, calcium, vitamin E, and zinc. Moringa naturally contains high amounts of these nutrients.

9. No Side Effects

Because Moringa Leaf Powder is 100% organic, you should never suffer any side effects when taking it.

10. No Prescription Necessary

You can get this remarkable product without a prescription from your doctor. Simply add it to your cart now, and you are on the way to better all around health!

 

How to make Moringa Tea

How to make Moringa Tea

Miracle plant Moringa Oleifera is the bomb! Literally! The Miracle tree, as it’s often called, boasts of feathery fronds and what delicate flowers. Its leaves are highly nutritious and contains a boat load of vitamins and minerals unparalleled to none other. I am happy to say I have a little Moringa tree in my backyard. I found my tree at the back of a local nursery, I immediately brought it home and nurtured it back to life. It’s now my 5th baby, actually my 6th. My husband is the 5th.

I love to whip up a smoothie with fresh Moringa leaves or sprinkle the dried leaves in my green juice. The fresh leaves contain more vitamin C than the dried and powdered leaves. It’s always pure joy when I can use the fresh leaves in my smoothie, however, the dried leaves work the same magic and seem to be higher in other nutrients and vitamins except, of course, Vitamin C. Rich in iron, protein, vitamins and other minerals, Moringa is also a rich source of antioxidants. Research shows that almost every part of this tree is useful – leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root possessing medicinal properties.

Even when dried and powdered, the leaves retain most vitamins and minerals. Moringa powder is considered a superfood in most parts of the world. The natural goodness of moringa dates back thousands of years ago documented in Roman and Egyptian cultures and used for beauty. Moringa is anti-aging and contains unparalleled nutrients and antioxidants that fight free radical damage that can cause skin tissue damage that lead to the formation of wrinkles and cellular death. My intent is to create enough awareness of this superfood so that it’s made available in local stores all over the country for easy access to the masses (especially since the tree may not grow in all climatic conditions). Hopeful it can become a staple in every family’s kitchen pantry.

This is a worthy feat as research indicates no other plant on Earth matches Moringa in its immense health benefits, even having a spoonful of moringa powder everyday as a part of the daily diet can work wonders. For those who completely dislike green leafy vegetables, adding a spoonful to any drink, juice, smoothies, or cocoa.

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You can add a teaspoon of lemon to give it some taste.

TO MAKE MORINGA TEA

Bring a cup of water to a boil. Let is cool a bit. Do not use boiling water so you don’t kill off the nutrients. Place 1 tsp or one scoop of Miracle in the Green Moringa Powder in a cup. Pour the boiling water. Add a teaspoon of lemon and honey. Stir well and allow to brew for 5 minutes. Drink in the morning or last thing at night for a restful sleep. Initially, it may seem hard to get used to its taste. Once you begin to feel it’s magic, you’ll be hooked!

Read more at: https://www.miracleinthegreen.com/moringa-powder-how-to-make-moringa-tea
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