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Argan oil in a nutshell

Updated: Apr 18

Argan oil is the best-kept secret of Moroccan women for centuries. It is a 100% organic, chemical-free gift from nature. Its properties make it beneficial cosmetically and nutritionally.

The Argan tree is a rare flowering plant that grows in the Southwest Morocco only. Basically nowhere else in the world can grow it.




Once the tree is around 50 years old, it starts producing the fruits that give the liquid gold - Argan oil.

Fruits are handpicked, sun dried, then hand cracked by the local women in order to have access to the precious seeds (also called kernels).








There are two ways to make cosmetic Argan oil, the traditional way with the Argan grinder (pictured) which is time consuming as it takes 18 hours to produce 1 & 1/2 litre of Argan oil or through a special machine. The Argan oil you intake the nuts are roasted before turning it into liquid.






Moroccans traditionally eat Argan oil for breakfast (dipped with bread), Amalo/Moroccan Peanut butter is also made from the Argan nuts, it’s very tasty & nutritious.


Argan oil is rich in essential fatty acids which the body cannot produce on it’s own. Sterols nourishes nails, skin and hair while simultaneously slowing ageing and lessening inflammation.


Benefits:

Our Organic Argan Oil is natural, straight from Mother Earth, known to be rich in vitamin E which

neutralises free radicals and protects skin, hair, nails from damage and squalene protects against

Melanoma (skin cancer).

The liquid gold is a powerful antioxidant, which combat ageing free radicals in the body and also

heals ageing skin.

Highly hydrating & moisturising the skin and lips, it nourishes weak brittle nails and strengthens hair follicles, prevents and repairs spilt ends giving your hair a beautiful healthy shine.

It protects and repairs damaged skin cells, heals eczema & scaring, fights fine lines and wrinkles. Reduces acne and blemishes. Fades darks spots and prevents stretch marks.



How to use on your skin:


Face

There are so many ways to use Argan - it’s a multi purpose must have product.

Use as cleanser,

A primer before make-up,

Moisturising your face and body

Use as a night oil for dewy healthy skin.


It might seem scary to apply a pure oil to your face, but we have been doing just that and

our skin is completely turning around.

Body

Best to use on your body when you step out the shower on wet skin, leave for a 1 or 2 minutes for

your body to absorb the nourishing oil.

Fades scaring completely, but you have to apply daily until the scar disappears.

Apply and massage into finger and toes nails.

Hair

Use it as a hair mask - deep conditioning

the hair, just add desired amount of Argan oil to

the hair and scalp and massage for a few minutes and wrap your hair in a hot towel, leave for 30

minutes before you wash off.

Add a few drops in your hands rub and gently press (split) ends of your hair or to tame the fizz, fly away strands.

Depending on your hair, apply to wet or dry hair, this will be trial and error as it all depends on your

hair type.


The Argan deforestation

Lastly, Unfortunately the Argan forest is massively threatened by deforestation as it is exposed to climate change and other threats. During the 20th century, the Argan forest has reduced by half.

The Argan tree has existed over 80 million years,

The Argan tree grows very slowly, but it is extremely resistant. It can live for 150 years or more, and because of its deep root system, it can survive long periods of drought. Therefore, the Argan tree is often considered as an ultimate warrior when the desert is encroaching, but it is getting increasingly harder for the tree to survive due to the climate changes we are facing.

The trees are also a source of income to many people in the area, as they create natural products. Every time you purchase our Argan oil we will donate part of your sale to help plant an Argan tree in Morocco as a way of giving back.


If you would like to purchase our Argan oil shop Here


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