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Basil Essential Oil | mololo.org

11 Skin and Hair Uses of Basil Essential Oil You Should Know

Basil Essential Oil is an excellent source of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin A. It also contains anti-depressive, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.

The seeds and leaves of the Basil plant are the essential medicinal parts of the Basil herb. Basil Essential Oil is common in Southeast Asia, India, Central Asia, and in Europe.

The oil forms an important addition to culinary purpose and forms and makes a great addition to skin and hair care (more…)

Anise Seed Essential Oil | mololo.org

9 Hair and Skin Uses of Anise Seed Essential Oil You Should Know

Anise Seed Essential Oil is derived from the aniseed or Anise plant via steam distillation. Originated from Asia, Anise Seed Essential Oil is now produced in Russia, France, and Spain.

Anise is often confused with Chinese Star Anise, which is widely used in Asia to produce Tamiflu drugs, and the Fennel plants because they both come from the same plant (Apiaceae).

The major component of Anise Oil is Anethol. It is the component that gives the oil its distinct aroma. Other (more…)

titanium dioxide | mololo.org

Skin Use of Titanium Dioxide You Should Know

Titanium Dioxide, also known as Titania or Titanium (IV) Oxide, is the naturally occurring Oxide of Titanium.

Apart from using the Titanium Dioxide as food coloring or in paint making, it is used in some cosmetic products. The only use of Titanium Dioxide I know of is for shielding your skin from the harsh effect of the sunlight.

Too much exposure to the sun is damaging to your skin. You stand a chance of having sunburn and premature aging (leathering skin, wrinkles, fine lines) if you expose your skin to too much of sunlight without applying the proper cover to your skin. (more…)

zinc oxide|mololo.org

18 Skin and Hair Benefits of Zinc Oxide You Should Know

Although used in the production of textiles and plastics, Zinc Oxide, a white, powdery mineral, is known by many people to be a sunscreen ingredient. However, there is more to this fantastic cosmetic ingredient.

What is Zinc Oxide? It is produced when Zinc is chemically heated and combined with oxygen molecules. Both Oxygen and Zinc then vaporize, condensed, and turn into a fine, crystallized, white powder that protects the skin.

In 2008, the micronized zinc particles (nano-particles), which leaves the skin without the thick, whitish particles, was created. However, there is still jury about the safety of the micronized Zinc Oxide. (more…)

onions | mololo.org

15 Hair and Skin Benefits of Onion You Should Know

What! That little round thing that makes me cry has benefits? That can’t be true. Well, That was what I thought initially about Onions. But hell no. It has a lot of health, skin, and hair benefits than you can imagine. Read on and you’ll get to know some of them.

Onions are vegetables known as alubosa in some part of Nigeria. There are different types of onions – leek, green onions, shallots, red onions, white onions, sweet onions, yellow onions, etc.

Onions contain potassium, iron, folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, vitamin E, protein, zinc, magnesium, and other hair (more…)

carrot | mololo.org

15 Hair and Skin Uses of Carrot You Should Know

Carrots are available in various colors – purple, white, red, and more commonly orange. It forms an important ingredient in some dishes.

Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene (a form of Vitamin A), vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants that offers a lot of health-enhancing benefits. As healthy as this fruit is, it also benefits the hair and the skin with its properties. (more…)

Angelica Root Essential Oil | mololo.org

4 Skin Uses of Angelica Root Essential Oil You Should Know

The medicinal properties of Angelica Root were first determined in the 1500s for the treatment of plague.

Angelica Root Essential Oil is extracted not only from the root. In fact, the Essential oil of Angelica Root is extracted by steam distillation of virtually every part of the plant – seed, roots, and the whole of the plant.

As of today, we have the North American species and the Chinese species of Angelica Root Essential Oil. (more…)

Mustard Oil | mololo.org

16 Hair and Skin Use of Mustard Oil You Should Know

The therapeutic Mustard Oil is extracted from the seeds (oro mustadi) of the mustard plant. It is either the seeds are ground, mixed with water, and the oil separated from the water by steam distillation. Or the seed is cold pressed to get a vegetable-like oil.

Mustard Oil has a dark yellow to reddish color and it has a sharp, pungent aroma. Mustard Oil has been used by the Greeks and the Romans for thousands of years back, using it as medicine, adding it to wine, and the oil serves as a treatment for insect bites and scorpion stings. (more…)

Tamanu oil

14 Hair and Skin Uses of Tamanu Oil You Should Know

Tamanu Oil is extracted from the Nut kernels found in the evergreen tree called Calophyllum inophyllum. Tamanu Oil was discovered by the native people of Tahiti some thousands of years ago.

Tamanu Oil, sometimes called beauty-leaf oil, kamanu oil, Tamanu Nut oil, ball nut tree oil, ball nut oil, and other names has a long shelf life of 2 years and a comedogenic rating of 2. It has a thick texture with a greenish yellow color. (more…)

sesame oil | mololo.org

13 Hair and Skin Uses of Sesame Oil You Should Know

Sesame plant is usually grown in some part of India, Southern and Middle Asian, and in some African countries.

Sesame oil has a distinct nutty taste and aroma. It has a pale yellow to golden yellow color.

Apart from using this oil as a cooking oil, the Sesame Oil is loaded with a lot of skin and hair enhancing ingredients like antioxidants (Vitamin C and E), zinc, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, palmitic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, and others. (more…)

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