Mun had lived in Cambodia for two years and worked as a VP of academic operations of an international school. Her time in Cambodia had allowed her to travel to many areas of Indo-China, especially Vietnam and Thailand. It was her stint here that she discovered local and regional women in need of a hand-up to support their families. Most local women are lowly paid, and have to work very hard, doubly hard, to support their families in male-dominated societies across the region. They have a lack of education and skills to allow them to succeed and most women end up being home-makers. In Thailand, Mun chanced upon a western support group called Warm Heart, who train local women on tradecrafts like weaving and making products for sale to the rest of the world.

In Cambodia, she also discovered the Khmer use of the Moringa tree and its widespread use for its nutritional goodness. The Khmer people eat the leaves as a garnish on all their food on a daily basis. The face and beauty industry has taken noticed of the moringa for a few years now.

At Munday Body Care, we have created a line of products that incorporates the moringa and hope that our customers will like them. It is Mun’s intention to continue to bring these traditional ingredients from the Indo-China or ASEAN region from her travels and incorporate them in her growing collection of bodycare products.

High concentration of behenic acid (5-10%), makes it a top anti-aging weapon, and provides deep moisturizing benefits for the hair.

  1. Help for Dry Skin
    • It softens dry skin and maintains moisture in the skin.
    • It is good for conditioning dry, chapped lips.
    • It’s beneficial to treat rough, dry skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
  2. Anti-Aging Properties
    • Plant hormones called cytokinins help promote cell growth and delay damage and destruction of skin tissues - rejuvenates dull, tired, and aging skin.
    • Rich in Vit A - anti-aging, healthy cell turnover and skin health. Rich in Vitamin C repairs damaged skin cells. Rich in Vit E for its anti-oxidant benefits.
    • Moringa leaves contain close to 25% plant protein ( one of the highest in the plant kingdom) and 9 amino acids. - essential for the repair of connective tissues to keep the skin smooth, elastic and strong.
  3. Antiseptic and Anti-Inflammatory Properties
    • Niacin (Vitamin B3) - keeping skin moisture in and irritants out, known to be helpful in the treatment of sensitive skins and rosacea
  4. For strengthening hair
    • Zinc (essential for healthy hair production) and antioxidants to help boost keratin production. It helps restore strength and repair damage.
  5. Wellness
    • Moringa leaf, rich in phytochemicals also said to have 'adaptogenic' properties - it can help protect against the effects of stress.

      A 2010 study in the Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics confirmed that the leaves of the moringa tree are a powerful, natural adaptogen.

      Shabir Daya, a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, explains more: “Adaptogens are a special class of herbs that act rather like a thermostat – they give energy and focus and at the same time work to calm the body. Adaptogens basically work to bring the body back into balance and out of the thousands of herbs, only a few are classified as true adaptogens, with Moringa being one of them! Moringa helps increase resistance to stress, whether this stressor is physical, chemical or biological. It also helps to bring the body back into balance.