What Is Argan Oil?

What Is Argan Oil?

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What Is Argan Oil?

Argan Oil, is often referred to as “Liquid Gold” and comes from the fruit of the Argan tree. They are small, round, oval, or conical, a thick peel covers the fleshy pulp. The pulp surrounds a hard-shelled nut that represents about 25% of the weight of the fresh fruit.

The nut contains one to three oil-rich Argan kernels. Extraction yields from 30% to 50% of the oil in the kernels, depending on the extraction method.

Why is Argan Oil So Good?

The main reasons that Argan oil is so therapeutic is because it’s rich with vitamin A and vitamin E. However, Moroccan Argan oil is also packed with antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. Research shows that when applied to skin, Argan oil benefits include easing inflammation while moisturizing the skin.

When applied externally, tocopherol from the vitamin E helps to boost cell production while promoting healthy skin and hair. This is why cosmetic companies include it in their high-end anti-aging, hair and skin care products.

Why Buy Our Argan Oil?

Works with all types of skin.

Sourced from Moroccan Argan Trees.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, unlike our Emu Oil.

Moisturising Natural Oil for skin and hair

Rich source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids

Can be used on Hair, Skin or as a Deep Moisture Treatment

What Are The Main Uses For Argan Oil?

Night-time Moisturizer

Argan oil absorbs quickly and does not leave an oily residue. After cleansing your skin, pour a single drop into your palm to warm. Apply in a circular motion to your face and neck.

In the winter months, or in drier climates, you may need a second drop but remember to use sparingly. This oil is gentle and safe to use around your eyes.

The vitamin A and vitamin E can help to reduce fine wrinkles, a 2015 study shows Argan oil benefits also include anti-aging effects.

Skin Toner

Skin toning is an important step in your skin care routine. For an all-over glow, add 2–4 drops to 8 ounces of your favourite toner. Even better use a chemical free toner.

Simply pour 1 cup of boiling water over a green tea bag and let steep for 7–10 minutes. Remove the tea bag and allow to come to room temperature. Add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil (orange, lemon or tea tree are great) and 2–4 drops of Argan oil and seal in a jar. Use morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Exfoliant

To experience the Argan oil benefits while exfoliating, just mix 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with a couple of drops of Argan oil in your hand. Rub into your face in a circular motion for two to four minutes; pay special attention to acne-prone areas and areas that are dry. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while giving you a younger, fresher complexion. With the aid of the brown sugar, the Argan oil’s nutrients are more readily absorbed into your skin.

Acne Remedy

Argan oil has been proven to reduce sebum levels in individuals with oily skin. Women who have never had acne before are finding in that in their 30s and 40s this pesky condition arises, and it is often difficult to treat.

Chemical creams can be expensive and, in the long run, truly do more harm than good. Argan oil’s high linoleic acid content helps to reduce inflammation caused by acne (not to mention rashes, infections and bug bites) while helping to soothe damaged skin cells.

Tea tree oil complements the Argan oil benefits beautifully with its rich antioxidant content and inherent antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Together, they can help fight stubborn acne while reducing the inflammation and scarring.

Stretch Mark Remedy

Argan oil can help prevent stretch marks by improving the elasticity of the skin. Warm 2–3 drops of pure Argan oil in the palms of your hands and gently rub into your stomach, hips, thighs or any other potential problem areas.

The vitamin A and vitamin E will help to rejuvenate the skin while moisturizing, making stretch marks less likely to form. If you already have stretch marks, start by massaging Argan oil and brown sugar into the affected areas before your next bath. Rinse well and apply the oil to the affected areas prior to dressing.

Razor Bumps and Burn Treatment

Argan oil is an effective treatment to soothe the skin after shaving, both for men after shaving their beards and for women after shaving their legs.

Warm a drop or two of the oil in your hands and lightly massage into the affected area.

Whole-Body Moisturizer

You can also use Argan oil as your whole-body moisturizer. Hopefully, you are already using an all-natural moisturizer.

Add just a couple of drops of Argan oil to your food-grade carrier oil of choice (coconut, olive, jojoba, sweet almond or sesame) to immediately reap all the benefits of this therapeutic natural oil. Apply to all affected areas and massage in.

Leave-In Conditioner 

Argan oil is not only beneficial to skin — it’s also great for hair. This non-greasy oil makes for the perfect leave-in conditioner that makes your hair easier to style while repairing those pesky split ends. Argan oil helps to tame frizz and fly-away and protect against the heat of hair dryers, curlers and flat irons, all the while promoting body and a healthy shine.

Overnight Deep Conditioning Treatment

If you have dry, brittle hair once a week do an overnight deep conditioning treatment with Argan oil.

Just warm 4–10 drops in your hands before massaging into your scalp. Continue applying all the way to the ends, twist and place a shower cap on top. Your natural body heat retained in the shower cap will help the oil to penetrate, while keeping your pillowcase free of oil. In the morning, wash your hair, rinsing until all residue is gone.

Lip Conditioner

Argan oil benefits more than just your skin and hair; it makes for a wonderful lip treatment or lip balm substitute!

Rub in 1–2 drops and wipe away any excess.

This will not only relieve any cracked lips, but also keep your lips soft, smooth and conditioned. Argan oil comes in handy during the winter months to prevent chapped lips.

Nail & Cuticle Treatment

Argan oil’s non-greasy moisture is an ideal treatment for cuticles and nails. Remove all polish from fingernails and toenails and rinse thoroughly.

Dot a fraction of a drop directly onto each nail, one at a time, and rub into the nail bed and cuticle. Leave on until all nails have been treated.

Wash and rinse thoroughly and then apply polish as desired. The oil will not only help to condition your nails, but it will also help keep your cuticles moisturized so you don’t develop painful hangnails.

Foot Treatment

If you have dry, cracking skin on your feet or heels, rub 2 drops into your feet, paying special attention to the problem areas. Depending on how dry your skin is, you may need to apply a couple of more drops to fully moisturize the area.

Cover with a pair of cosy socks to give the oil a chance to soak in. Leave the socks on for at least 20 minutes, and preferably overnight. Use a warm washcloth to remove the residual oil from the soles of your feet

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