How Is The Amazing Argan Oil Made?

argan-oil-extraction

Argan oil, the most outstanding vegetable oil on earth is extracted from the almond-shaped kernels gained out of the Argan nuts.

The quantity of argan oil extracted depends on the extraction methods used as well as on the quality of the argan kernels harvested.

Before I talk about the different Argan oil extraction methods, let´s have a look at the harvesting step.

The natives use two traditional centuries-old methods for collecting the Argan fruits:

The local women would either collect the fruits directly from the ground after they naturally fall between July and August.
Or collect the Argan nuts after goats eat the fruit’s pulp, ruminate and spit them out.

And although the latter method sounds weird, but rest assured that it is cleaner and safer than it first sounds, especially that the kernels are protected in a shell that is 15 times harder than the hazelnuts’. Furthermore, the women usually clean the goats’ argan nuts before processing them anyway.

The goats of the Arganeraie acquired astonishing climbing skills to be able to nourish on the Argan fruits, and “take over” the harvesting job at the same time.

That said, this harvesting method become very rare, simply because the raw material needed to satisfy the worldwide need of argan oil is way bigger than any herd of goats, no matter how big, can collect.

Besides, remember the most expensive sort of coffee on earth – is made from animal poop and costs around 400 $ a cup!

Processing The Fruits To Extract Argan Oil

After collecting the fruits, the women would sun-dry the argan fruits for about a week in the open air. This will speed-up the removing of the pulp covering the argan nuts. This fleshy pulp is considered to be a very nutritive cattle feed.

Nowadays, there are also other solutions to mechanically remove the pulp to gain time before proceeding to one of the different Argan oil extraction methods.

The quantity of the fruits (and hence kernels) needed to extract one liter of the pure Argan oil depend -among others- on the extraction method adopted as well as on the fruits quality.

It takes almost 48 hours of intensive work to remove the pulp of 30 Kg of argan fruits, crack the gained nuts to have only 2 Kg of kernels at the end.
After that, depending of argan oil version needed (cosmetic or culinary), the 2 Kg kernels are roasted on open fire for half an hour
before grinding them, using stone-mills, to yield 1 liter of culinary argan oil. The grinding itself takes up to 3 hours of cumbersome work.

I found the following video to be very informative as it breaks this information down in an understandable way:

That’s a lot of work for a small amount of oil, especially if you consider that the yearly crop yield of the argan tree is doesn’t depass 180 kg.

That said, both the cumbersome extracting process and the scarcity of the raw material are only two of the influencing factors justifying the relatively high price of the genuine Argan oil.

For More genuine and authentic information about the Argan oil topic, you might want to visit this very informative webiste: Arganfarm Argan Oil

 

The Rhassoul – A 100% Natural Cosmetic Product

Rhassoul-Facial-Mask

Today, I talk to about you another product that I use regularly: Rhassoul Clay
Rhassoul means in Arabic: the washer.

It is one of the best 100% natural cosmetic products out there, and it is great for sensitive skin, but it is only for those who are not afraid to get their bathtub a little muddy ;)
The Rhassoul ( also Rasul or Ghassoul)

Rhassoul is a natural clay mineral composed -among others- of Dietary Minerals, natural Silicon, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium and Provitamin.
It is extracted in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Extremely soft to the skin and beneficial to the hair, the Rhassoul is hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin and hair types, even the most fragile.

Rhassoul: The Natural Multi Purpose

It is highly (I mean HIGHLY!!) recommended to almost every part of the body, from head to tow.

  • The Rhassoul is used to wash the hair and/or body: the clay particles absorb dirt and sebum, and make them very easily to remove and rinse.
  • Helps to fight both dandruff and oily hair
  • 100% natural and without surfactants, it does not attack the protective film on the skin or the protective sheath of the hair.
  • Recommended for sensitive and allergic skin
  • Can be applied as a mask (both facial and for hair) or poultice to tighten pores

Choosing The Rhassoul: Stone Or Powder?

rhassoul-stone

Rhassoul is often sold in powder or stones (small).

While a lot of people tend take more the powder version, because it is more convenient to mix, I urge you to take the stoney version. Apart from the fact that it is more volatile, if you buy the stones you make sure nothing is added or mixed with this amazing natural gift.

How To Use The Rhassoul?

Rhassoul-Hair-MaskFirst of all know that the Rhassoul is sufficient in itself. You can use it as a stand-alone treatment, for washing, or during a sauna /Hammam session for your body and as a hair mask.
Some like to use it in combination with black soap. Myself, I find scrubbing the skin with Rhassoul alone is sufficient, but this is only my personal opinion. If you want to try both of them go ahead, it will do you no harm!

There are a lot of recipes out there as how to use the Rhassoul clay. Here is my favorite:

Pour some Rhassoul (stones or powder) in a container, then add some hot water little by little. If you use Rhassoul stones like I do, you might need to wait for some minutes depending on the clay dryness, before you stir it. And if you use powder, you’ll have to stir right away.

Anyway, in both cases you want to add just enough water to form a smooth paste.
For the skin, you want to apply the Rhassoul using circular hand movements to softly exfoliate it. Leave it for some minutes then rinse well.

l_rhassoul-clay-rasul-clay-or-ghassoul-50g-d6beTip: While mixing the Rhassoul at the beginning, you can add some orange flower water or rose water to have a light fragrance. I also love to add some pure Argan oil.

As I said before, Rhassoul is suitable for all skin and hair types and can be used even for colored hair with no worries. Just rinse well.

It leaves a silky soft skin and clean shiny hair. If you have very long hair like me, I highly recommend you add some drops of argan oil (I talked about here and here) to the mixture before applying the hair mask. This will considerably repair the damaged hair, rejuvenate, moisturize it, and thus make it silky smooth.

Long story short, Rhassoul has amazingly many qualities:

not only it is suitable for all skin and hair types, but it is ideal for those who seek all-natural and organic alternatives to implement in their beauty regimen.
Besides it does not pollute water at all.

It’s a perfect and one of the few all-rounder natural cosmetic products out there.
The only downside is that it is a little messy. So you should rinse the tub or shower well after using it.

Rhassoul Prices

There are different product sizes and qualities out there, it’s hard to nail a reference. But one thing is sure: go for natural Rhassoul clay.

Myself, I buy it directly from a seller in Morocco and I pay $25 for 1 Kg pure Rhassoul bag.

Where To Buy Rhassoul?

You will find it usually in most health-care stores, oriental stores and even in some food stores. If you want to buy it online, just shoot me a message and I’ll be happy to share my source with you, especially considering the little bonuses they add in each package you order there ;)

Furthermore, if you want some really amazing Rhassoul clay mask recipes, I would highly recommend rhassoul-clay.com

Enjoy!

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Clove Oil – Application Of An Essential Oil: Part II

Clove Oil

The oil extracted out of the clove buds is the finest thanks of its genuine and warm fragrance quality.

In my last post, I talked about the scientific classification of the clove plant as well as about its extraction and fragrance.

Today’s post is about the different effects of clove oil, as well as about some simple recipes you can implement in your well-being regimen.

Here you go,

Effects Of The Essential Clove Oil

The physical effects:

The main ingredient of the cloves are the phenols and the eugenol in particular.
Highly phenolic oils set strong skin and mental stimuli.

That’s why they often find use in the aroma medicine used by experienced therapists.
They are usually low-dosed: 1 drop in mixed with 50 ml of any base oil is fully enough.

Clove is one of the strong immunostimulants and has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties.
It acts as a stimulant, tonic, invigorating, warming on our body and stimulates blood circulation but can raise blood pressure.
It’s often used by folks who constantly have cold feet and as an insect repellent in summer by giving 1 drop of clove oil in any body mix.

In aphrodisiac mixtures it is a warm, spicy scent, that triggers the desire for new stuff, gently breaks down inhibitions and tunes sensually. However, it shouldn’t be brought into contact with the mucous membranes.

Clove oil’s mental effects:

Eugenol is a psychologically very effective ingredient. It powerfully helps us stand up after hard times, revitalizes and promotes the joy of life.
Clove can stimulate the Noradrenalin production. Noradrenaline is a chemical messenger (neurotransmitter), that induces joy, stimulates and activates. Lack of noradrenaline results in lack of energy, inertia and immune deficiency.
Furthermore it is considered to be effective in cases of mental fatigue, listlessness, mental hangers and in stressful times as it provides relaxation and warmth.
It naturally enables the stamina, resistance and provides new energy.
Clove oil can strengthen our spirit of adventure. It adds movement to stuck paths and relationships.
It helps people who are afraid of new challenges and situations to easily adapt to the new tasks and accept them through curiosity.
It even helps people who are inwardly “frozen” and gives them warmth.

Clove oil’s spiritual effects:

Clove’s oil supports the process of letting go and promotes the recognition of old karmic patterns.
Once we have recognized the pattern, we’re able to better understand our present life and easily tackle our future projects.

Essential Oil Recipes To Relax

Fragrance Lamp

Blends well with benzoin Siam, spice oils, honey and citrus oils.

Recipe 2: Nutcracker

1 drop of coriander seeds (Coriandrum sativum)
2 drops of bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
1 drops of clove bud (Sysygium aromaticum)
1 drop of vanilla 30 % (Vanilla planifolia)

Body & Massage Oils

Recipe 3: Amun’s Tempel

1 drop Cardamom (Elettaria)
1 drops of clove bud (Sysygium aromaticum)
1 drop Rose Bulgarian (Rosa damascena)
1 drop of cedar (Cedrus atlantica)
2 drops of sandalwood ( Santalum album)
Add into 50 ml of sweet almond oil

Aroma Kitchen

Clove oil and cloves in general can be combined with Angelica, Bay, cardamom, ginger, coriander, cumin, lemongrass, bay leaf, nutmeg, pepper, rose, vanilla, juniper, cinnamon and all citrus oils.
It suits stews, fruit salad, red cabbage, fish, curry dishes and mushroom sauces.
To season food, simply take 1 drop of clove in cream (or sour cream, olive oil or sunflower oil) emulsified and add it to the food.

Your turn now!
Did you ever use clove oil? for what did you use it and how were satisfied about the outcome?
Let me know in the comments section :)

Clove Oil – Application Of An Essential Oil: Part I

Clove Oil

The oil extracted out of the clove buds is the finest thanks of its genuine and warm fragrance quality.

Clove oil is usually a blend of clove bud, clove leaf and clove stem oil. Clove bud oil is the most valuable of the three oils. Its very fine smell is due to the eugenol contained therein. The clove tree is an evergreen tree that reaches heights up to 12 m. It has leaves and sanguine flowers. The flower buds are at first of a pale color and slowly become green, then finally develop into a bright red, indicating they are ready for harvesting. Cloves are collected when they are around 2 cm long.

Clove Oil: Scientific Classification Of Its Plant

Kingdom: Plantae Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum Family: Myrtaceae Fragrance Profile: Clove Leaves: spicy, hot, strong, herbaceous spice scent Clove Bud: powerful, warm, sweet, spicy, sharp Genus: Syzygium

Components:

Clove Leafs: 80-90 % phenols, 10 % sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, aldehydes, esters and oxides Clove bud: 80 % phenol, 10% sesquiterpenes, 10 % esters, monoterpenes, aldehydes and oxides

Clove Oil Extraction

Clove oil is gained through steam distillation of the leaves or steam distillation of the dried clove buds. 50 kg of petals and stems are needed to win around 1 kg of clove leaves essential oil, and 6 kg of dried flower buds are processed to obtain about 1 kg of clove bud oil. The essential oil gained out of the clove buds is considered to be the finest because of its fragrance quality that smells genuine and warmer than the clove oil extracted out of the leaves.

Clove Oil Fragrance

The spicy clove fragrance makes us dream of exotic countries and makes us sensual and daring. Adventure feelings come up, the imagination is stimulated and we find new undiscovered sides to us that we might have never expected before. It helps us bring new life into stagnated relationships. The clove oil fragrance is highly relaxing and promotes a good mood. Caution: Clove oil is should never be used by pregnant women as it easily induce labor. ≈≈≈≈≈≈ In my next post, I’ll be talking about the different effects as well as about some simple recipes you can implement in your well-being regimen ;) Stay safe!

Rose Oil & Rose Water: Wellness For Body & Soul

Rose Oil

Rose Oil & Rose Water: Natural Wellness For Your Body & Soul

Rose oil and rose water are obtained from From the petals of the rose, and both are used in many cosmetic products nowadays as well as in numerous natural beauty recipes.

Roses bring joy in all stages of their life. The blooming rose bush is a splendor in any garden, is pleasurable to look at and provides us with enjoyment.

Often they even satisfy our sense of smell as well. From the petals one can also still win rose oil and rose water, which are used sometimes in the gastronomic field, in foodstuff and in some country kitchens. But the extracts obtained from the petals are mainly used in cosmetic products for face and body care.

The Amazing Effects Of Rose Oil & Rose Water In Cosmetics

It’s no secret anymore that the Egyptians, the Persians and the Romans used the rose as a fragrant ingredient and this tradition has survived for thousands of years.

Today we know that the petals of the rose not only provide fragrance, but also offer many other health and cosmetic benefits.

Beauty care products that contain rose oil or rose water, have an anti-inflammatory, soothing and firming effect on the skin.

In case of many allergies, numerous rose-based natural cosmetic products calm the irritated skin and regenerate it. Further more, there are a lot of rose-based products
out there which have a really amazing anti-aging effect.

The rose fragrance itself also has a positive impact on the state of mind: in aromatherapy it is used against depression and stress-related complaints. Rose products are also considered to be an aphrodisiac.

Roses are therefore all the way around wellness for body and soul.

Recipes For Your Own Roses-Based Natural Cosmetic Recipes

In recipes for natural cosmetics, where naturally extracted pure rose oils and rose waters are used, the effects are way better.

Many think it is not advisable to try the distillation process yourself at home to extract the rose water and rose oil. The effort is too much: to win a liter of rose oil (which would be then also the real rose oil) this way, you need three tons of flowers.

And I think only a few rose gardeners can yield this quantity.

You can also buy rose oil or rose water. But one liter of genuine rose oil costs several thousand of dollars, depending on the country of origin.

The Bulgarian rose oil – where a long tradition of rose oil extraction is still preserved – is with around $6000 the most expensive. Then comes the Turkish version that costs about $4000.
Nature-identical, ie synthetic replicas are with 60-70 euros significantly cheaper though.
That said, very small amounts of rose oil or rose water are enough for a wellness feeling : a rose oil bath takes only 3 drops of rose oil.
For the production of rose oil by aromatization of another oil, only Damascene roses are used.
Varieties of roses such as Rosa centifolia, Rosa alba and Rosa Gallica would also do, but these are less profitable.

If you want to give it a try, pluck petals exclusively in the morning, because only then they contain the most active compounds.

Here’s a simple recipe I love. It goes as follows:

you need dried, highly scented rose petals, some almond oil (50 – 100ml ), a sealable container.

The rose petals are cut small with a knife and filled in the (previously boiled) container. Then pour the almond oil, until rose petals are all submerged in oil.

After that, seal the container and put it best in a window exposed to the sun light.

Shake daily for a month, then pour the flavored oil into a vial.

Enjoy ;)

Rose Water

The Oil Of Black Cumin Or Nigella Oil

Black Cumin Oil - Black Seed Oil

Nigella Oil

(aka. Black Cumin Oil Or Black Seed Oil)

Today, just a quick post (while I’m on the way to my sisters’s welcome party) Black cumin, also called Nigella (Nigella Sativa) is a highly sought after plant, due to its spicy and peppery seeds, from which a very fragrant oil with extraordinary virtues, is extracted. It is used in the East since thousands of years: Cleopatra and Nefertiti were already using it for the beauty of their skin and in their daily beauty regimen! The same is valid for the Ayurvedic medicine where the Nigella oil finds prominent uses. And this is not trivial, because the Nigella oil contains many fatty acids, many vitamins and minerals. Like Argan oil, it has the particularity to prevent oxidation of body cells by protecting them from free radicals. It protects the skin from aging and skin diseases (acne, eczema, psoriasis, fungus, burns, chapped skin, sunburn) protecting it from oxidation caused by stress and pollution. Externally and internally, the black cumin oil is an excellent remedy for strengthening the immune system. Thanks to its soothing, regenerating, revitalizing and anti -inflammatory properties, it is highly recommended in cosmetology, especially for dry and sensitive and irritated skin. Black seed oil (Nigella Sativa oil) is not very greasy and absorbs quickly. If pure, it can be used directly on the skin, as well as on the face, body and hair. But be careful because it has a very strong smell! If you do not like its fragrance, you can cut it with another vegetable oil. The nigella oil does not cause unwanted or negative side effects. Here’s a small list of other beneficial vegetable oils:

  • Argan oil
  • Prickly Pear oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Apricot kernel oil
  • Hazelnut oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Carrot oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Olive oil
  • Borage oil
  • The Rosehip Oil
  • Macadamia oil
  • The wheat germ oil
  • Oil Grape seed

What about you? Which oils did you successfully implement in your daily beauty regimen? Are you satisfied with the results? Let me know in the comments section.

Nigella Sativa

Chamomile Steam Bath

Chamomile Flowers

Things you should know about

Chamomile Flowers’ Effect

Chamomile, additionally to stimulating the skin’s metabolism, has amazing anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, wound-healing, deodorizing, antibacterial effects.
The inhalation of the steam of cooking chamomile flowers is an expectorant, as it considerably stimulates the blood circulation, helps regenerate skin’s metabolism, has natural anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic impact.

Chamomile Applications

Chamomile flowers are used externally for skin and mucous membrane inflammation, bacterial skin diseases (including the mouth and the gums), inflammatory diseases and irritation of the airways (when regularly inhaled) and in disorders in the anal and genital area (in the form of baths and rinses). Furthermore, it is used internally for cramps and inflammation in the gastrointestinal area.
Though the effectiveness for the listed applications above is still in debate, yet many doctors highly recommend using chamomile flowers as a natural therapy.
The inhalation of cooking chamomile flowers is used in acute and chronic sinusitis, degenerative diseases of the respiratory mucous membranes, respiratory tract infections (colds, coughs, bronchitis), chronic headaches and migraines.

Chamomile Preparation And Application

You will need:

  • Pot for boiling water (3-5 liters)
  • sheets
  • Wool Blanket

Additional: about a handful of chamomile flowers or 4 bags chamomile tea.

For the inhaler: 1 tablespoon of chamomile flowers to 1 medium cup of water.

Chamomile Preparation 1

Put water in a pot and boil it. After that pour it over the chamomile flowers. Let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes (if necessary, keep it hot).

Chamomile Preparation 2

Dried Chamomile FlowersPlace the pot of boiling water in a stable position then add the chamomile flowers.
After that, choose a siting postures where you can comfortably bend over the pot, waist stripped.

Your head and upper body should be covered with a sheet and blanket like a tent so that no steam escapes to the outside.
Breath the vapor through the mouth and nose for 10 to 15 minutes. You can adjust the steam quantity by carefully sliding the lid so that the whole procedure stays warm and pleasant.

Patients who perform the inhalation due to chronic susceptibility to infections of the sinuses or the nose and throat area should wash their faces with cold water at the end.
All the others with warm water.

After that, it is best to rest at least ½ hour (best 1 hour), and avoid going to the cold air.

I also often apply some Argan oil after each session.

Then perform a cold upper body wash or a cold face cast and upper body are highly recommended.

Please note:

  • Keep you feet and body warm during the application: put socks and wrap your body in the wool blanket.
  • For individuals with poor circulation, there’s collapse risk, therefore perform under assistance
  • Do not leave children alone (scalding risk)

Do not use in case of:

  • Eye diseases, inflammation of the face and the mucous membranes
  • Vascular disease (i.e. atherosclerosis)
  • Cardiovascular weakness (due to collapse risk)
  • Severely restricted general condition
  • Allergy to Asteraceae, for example, chamomile allergy

Disclaimer:

Chamomile TeaAlso, home remedies can have side effects and are not generally suitable for everyone. So preparations may not be applied by chamomile flowers, for example, at a present hypersensitivity to composite plants, such as Arnica, chamomile, calendula and yarrow. The tea infusion should not be used in the eye area. So please talk prior to use with your doctor or pharmacist.

For acute symptoms that last longer than a week or recur periodically, it is urgently recommended that you consult with a doctor.

What Is Prickly Pear Oil And What Is It Good For?

Prickly Pear Oil

Contrary to popular belief, the Prickly pear isn’t just one type of plant, although to be fair, they all look pretty much the same. The Prickly pear is a species of cactus which can be found throughout the Western Hemisphere. From the prickly pear you are able to extract a number of different things with nutritional value, one of the most common of these consumed is prickly pear oil. Let’s take a little look at the various benefits that they have.

Why Prickly Pear Oil?

Firstly, Prickly Pear Oil is famed for the amount of nutrients that is packed into it. In fact, these are a high source of calcium, potassium and phosphorus. All of which many people aren’t getting enough of in their standard diet. Which means incorporating some of it into your diet can give you a nice health boost. Using Prickly Pear Oil in your cooking is pretty easy to accomplish too. In fact, you can use it in place of normal cooking oil. This is great because even cooking allows it to retain its normal nutritional value, perhaps the most important of these is linoleic acid which can help combat some diseases.

Prickly Pear OilIn addition to this, Prickly Pear Oil has been scientifically shown to reduce the amount of blood sugar that you have. This is down to a cool little compound known as Polysaccharide. In addition to reducing the amount of sugar residing in the blood, but it also helped decrease the amount that people wanted to eat, this ultimately resulted in weight loss, which means it is perfect for those that are trying to lose weight. In addition to this, it helps to reduce bad cholesterol, whilst boosting the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) within the body. Overall, this a pretty good supplement for those who are suffering from diabetes.

There are many people out there ho are intolerant to Glucose, in fact, many of these people don’t realize that they are. Prickly pair helps these people out by stopping glucose being released from the liver during a ‘fast’, which helps to ensure that your blood sugar never goes over an acceptable level, which is going to be severely detrimental to your body.

Finally, Prickly Pear Oil can help prevent blood clotting, which is important for those who suffer regularly from blood clots, or who are at an increased risk of suffering from them. Preventing blood clots can help prevent conditions such as heart disease or other things. In short, it is going to be very beneficial.

As you can see, there are plenty of different benefits to Prickly Pear Oil, so why not try it out today? You will be surprised at just how cheap it is to make your life a bit healthier. Remember, all you need to do is start to incorporate it into your cooking, which hopefully show be fairly easy for you to do! This really could be the start of a changed life!

Argan Oil: The All-rounder Elixir For Your Beauty, Cosmetic & Many Health Needs

Argan Oil

Argan Oil: The Almost World Wide Beauty Hit

There’s an ever growing & thriving trend towards All natural beauty products recognition & wherein Argan oil is rightly a forerunner:

A lot of people were really fortunate to successfully apply it into their beauty treatment & gained astonishing improvements. Other folks however, prefer to remain hemming and hawing about it, because of the absence of helpful information about the correct utilization of this natural wonder.

But before I tell you about the one simple “trick” that produces the biggest difference in the efficacy & results when using Argan oil, let me talk about the history of this amazing wonder in a nutshell.

What is Argan Oil and Where Does it Come From?

Argan oil is a golden-tinted organically produced vegetable oil, that is hand-extracted in a rather long process by making use of the nuts of the ripe Argan tree fruit.

The turnout is determined by the specific Argan seed condition in addition to the extraction technique utilized.

The oval-shaped, olive-sized fruits fall from its tree around July and August.

Argan oil has long been manufactured only by the native for many years, and remained a well-kept tip used only by the local people living in Argan area in Morocco.

The Argan tree existed for thousands of years due to its mind-blowing ability to withstand prolonged durations of drought, high temperatures and really really tough climate conditions in its environment.

Its classic amazing benefits as well as uses range beginning from afforestation and food products to healthcare in addition to cosmetics.

As a result of this thorny tree’s awesome qualities, it’s viewed as one of Morocco’s miraculous resources.

Today, the Argania Spinosa (official scientific title) is located only in the southwestern Morocco and is without question among the least common found trees on earth.

Due to the scarcity of the Argan tree, the Argan forest is now a UNESCO-protected forest and was confirmed since 1998 as an world-wide biosphere reserve.

Inevitably, as a result of the rareness of its tree, Argan oil is in our present day the most unique vegetable oil around the world.

How Pure Argan Oil Can Give You The All-In-One “Elixir” You Urgently Need!

Argan oil has been used in its all natural form for hundreds of years by the natives community in south-west Morocco as a multipurpose oil mainly because of its multiple benefits.

In the recent times this magic oil remains the only pure and natural multipurpose oil on the market that typically finds uses not only in the healthy quality gastronomy, but also in the wellness sector as well as in the cosmetics sector.

Nevertheless, in spite of all its magnificent healthy features and dietary advantages, the “Liquid Gold” has most gained a continuous growing worldwide recognition in the cosmetic industry as quite possibly the most efficient oil available to date.

The scientifically proven and tested (and truly high) quantities of the exceptional vitamin E form, sterols and essential fatty acids symbolize the very pillars of the nourishing, protecting and repairing characteristics that transformed Argan oil the most suitable anti-aging, restorative and curing answer for all different kinds of skins and skin concerns.

One of the Argan oil’s distinct features is -unlike several other classic beauty products- that it is beneficial for all age ranges and genders alike.

It is not surprising why it was labeled worldwide with titles just like “The Magic Ingredient” or “The Anti-Aging Elixir”.

Each of these properties caused a rapid grow of Argan oil’s popularity across the world.

For this cause, plenty of personal-care products and solutions declare presently to be using Argan oil as one of their essential compounds.

Nonetheless, it is unnecessary to say that the percentage Argan oil employed in all types of industrial beauty products will probably go from a little bit of this oil to remarkable amounts.

With regards to the ideal utilization of Argan oil, I imagine it is certainly realistic to question the folks who’ve the utmost and the most longsighted experience making use of it: the local individuals in the south-west of Morocco.

And those swear on one particular hassle-free technique: make use of it as pure as you are able to!

to profit from the extensive benefit of the genuine capabilities that Argan oil yields, it actually is a fact that this valued natural gift is supposed to be:

  1. Applied pure with neither other oils nor chemical substances in any way.
  2. Utilized a definite way to ensure that you get more rapid and long lasting final results.

In the next post, I’ll be taking about some of the best & efficient ways to use Argan oil.

Argan Oil In A Nutshell

Argan Oil

What’s Argan oil:

Argan oil, oleo de Argan, huile d´Argan or even “liquid gold” as many like to name it, is a legendary natural oil extracted from the Argan fruits (from the famous Argania Spinosa: The Argan tree) & that has amazingly versatile benefits.

It has been extracted & used by the natives for hundreds of years & remained “secret” known only to the local population in south-west Morocco.

Many believe that the rare Argan oil was traded by merchants in the Mediterranean area already around the 12 Century BC.

In the last years, Argan oil gained a tremendous fame & attracted a big number of leading cosmetic brands as well as renowned restaurants thanks to its natural & healthy benefits.

Furthermore, The Argania Spinosa oil is widely used to manufacture a wide palette of products therein, as there´s no other natural cosmetic product with such a wide range of usages similar to the Argan oil out there.

Today, Argan oil is is the rarest vegetable oil on earth because of the scarcity of its tree & is still used in its native area for domestic purposes like:

  • Traditional, modern & international cooking recipes
  • As a beauty oil for skin, nails, hair & many other applications
  • Traditional & alternative medicine

There are two kinds of Argan oil: 

Culinary Argan oil:

To obtain this version, the Argan kernels are lightly roasted to bring out the famous & delicious nutty smell & taste. Its color is a kind of mix between red & orange when watched through a transparent bottle. The culinary Argan oil is used in a wide variety of moroccan dishes, for cooking, as a dressing or as a simple home-baked bread dip with the traditional Moroccan tea. The shelf-life is around 1 year.

Cosmetic Argan oil:

One of the main differences in the extraction process as opposed to the culinary one, the cosmetic Argan oil’s kernels aren’t roasted. They are processed raw & natural. The color is more of a smooth golden one. The smell of the cosmetic Argan oil is way less undetectable than the culinary one, fades away some minutes after applying it on your skin, hair or nails. The shelf life of the cosmetic Argan oil goes up to 18 months.

What about you? Did you already know & use Argan oil? 

What experiences did you make with it?