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  ARGAN OIL COSMETIC & BEAUTY PROPERTIES Moroccan oil or Pure Argan oil is produced from the kernel of the argan tree that grows in the semi desert soil that is predominant in huge areas in the North African country of Morocco.  Because this tree grows in very limited areas, the oil produced...


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ARGAN OIL – COSMETIC & BEAUTY PROPERTIES. Moroccan oil or Pure Argan oil is produced from the kernel of the argan tree that grows in the semi desert soil that is predominant in huge areas in the North African country of Morocco.  Because this tree grows in very limited areas, the oil produced from it remains a very rare one.

Pure Argan oil is very rich in Vitamin E, phenols, carotenes, squalene and essential fatty acids. Traditionally it has been used by the Berber women who inhabit these areas in Morocco as a cosmetic agent to help them with their hair, skin and nails. Moroccan oil is not greasy and just a few drops are enough to moisturise the face and in particular the skin under the eyes that is very delicate. It protects the skin from being damaged by free radicals and can help to remove fine lines. Moroccan oil is also used to soothe muscles and has a pain reliving property that makes it ideal for use by those with rheumatic joints.

This oil has a rich and nutty flavour and is used in cooked food to add taste to it. In Morocco, Berber families use it as dip for breakfast with home-made bread and mixed with honey makes a spread that is very tasty. Because of its content of fatty acids, potassium and magnesium it can be very beneficial to the heart.

Argan trees yield fruit for more than 50 or 60 years and are able to withstand temperatures of over 50 degrees Centigrade and become completely dormant while waiting for the rains. The tree flowers in the spring and produces olive sized fruits that are yellow when ripe. They are gathered after they have dried in the later part of summer and have fallen to the ground. They cannot be gathered from the tree by hand because there are large spiny thorns that make such picking difficult. The trees generally grow on common land, though some families have been granted gathering rights that have come down to them from previous generations. For three months before the harvest animal grazing is not allowed in areas where argan trees are present.

It is only the seed that contains the Moroccan oil and these are within the fruit layer. The fruits have to be cracked open to extract the seed and this is essentially an activity carried out by hand. The fruit pulp is fed to goats, and the seeds are removed and roasted. This roasting is what imparts the nutty flavour to the pure argan oil. The seeds are then ground into a paste from which the oil is extracted. Once the oil is removed, even the paste has some use as it can be used as animal feed. Moroccan oil removed from the roasted seeds without the use of water is said to have a longer shelf life of almost a year. The extraction rate from the kernels is over 40 percent by weight, and these yields show an increase if the extraction is done using solvents. The quality of such solvent extracted oils is not as good as that obtained by conventional pressing method Liquid Gold – Nature’s Botox

Argan Oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world due to the small and very specific growing areas. All Argan sold today is produced by a women’s cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. The cooperative has established an ecosystem reforestation project so that the supply of Argan Oil will not run out. Berber women sit on the floor with rough rectangular stones between their knees cracking nuts with rounded rocks. Each smooth nut contains one to three kernels, which look like sliced almonds and are rich in oil. The kernels are then removed. It takes several days and about 32 kilograms of fruit - roughly one season’s produce from a single tree - to make only one liter of oil. 


How to use organic argan oil


Apply 7-10 drops to facial skin, twice daily.

Nourishes & Moisturises
Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Reduces Uneven Tone
Regulates Sebum
Treats Acne & Scarring


Apply 3-5 drops to hair according to length after washing or massage into scalp and leave overnight.
Revitalises & Nourishes Scalp & Hair


Apply generously to affected areas as often as required.

Dry Skin
Eczema & Psoriasis
Stretch Marks


Massage into Nails & Cuticles
Strengthens & Repairs


Using Argan Oil for a lifetime of healthy hair:

Argan oil is regarded as a natural miracle for restoring hair and keeping the cuticle moisturised. Unlike synthetic oils, Argan is extracted naturally from crushed Argan fruit kernels. Pure oils are the most effective in taming dry hair, and organic versions are the healthiest.

Before purchasing this product, you should learn how to identify quality Argan oil and have an action plan for its application once you get home.

Argan Oil Benefits

Argan oil is often referred to as a miracle product because of its extreme moisturising benefits for both hair and skin. Unlike other oils, argan extracts don’t just temporarily mask dryness. The kernels contain vitamin E to restore each strand of hair and keep it moisturized long after use. At the same time, argan oil helps to naturally restore the hair cuticle. This is made possible by the natural presence of antioxidants that directly reverse cellular damage.


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