Argan Oil’s Sacred Compounds

 

Apart from all he good that this oil alone does to the humans, another intriguing quality of it is that it has innumerable compounds which together make such a blend that works as magic for quite a lot many problems.

Ferulic Acid is the most abundant phenolic compound found in Argan Oil. This antioxidant helps prevent damage caused by ultraviolet light. Exposure to ultraviolet light actually increases the antioxidant potency of ferulic acid. It is often added as an ingredient of anti-aging supplements. Studies have shown that ferulic acid can decrease blood glucose levels and can be of help to diabetes patients.

It seems to protect against many types of caner, bone degeneration and menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes. Like many other antioxidants, ferulic acid reduces the level of cholesterol and triglyceride, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.

Sterols (Phytosterols) are a class of lipid-like compounds that helps to prevent skin aging by improving skin metabolism and reducing inflammation. They promote excellent moisture retention and penetrate quickly. They are vital to the structural integrity of the cell membrane. They work in harmony with human skin because the chemical structure of plant sterols and human sterols is very similar. In the skin, human sterols are the main component of its outermost layer and play a fundamental role in aiding and maintaining optimal skin barrier function.

Two of the families of sterols found in Argan oil, namely -

  • Schottenol
  • Spinasterol

are known for their anticancer properties and are rarely found in vegetable oils. Additionally, sterols are known to block cholesterol absorption sites in the human intestine thus helping to reduce the overall amount absorbed in the body.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is a powerful antioxidant and excellent free-radical scavenger. Vitamin E protects essential fatty acids and vitamin A levels in the body. It accumulates in the epidermis and forms a barrier against moisture evaporation from the skin. Vitamin E prevents cellular aging due to oxidation, aids in bringing nourishment to cells, and decreases inflammation and strengthens capillary walls.

It has been shown to significantly help in the reduction of scarring from wounds and the appearance of stretch marks. Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties help to prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol, the so-called “bad cholesterol”. This may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Research has suggested a link between vitamin E and the prevention of certain cancers and degenerative diseases.

Now, have a look at our reference links -

  1. Argan Oil by Argan Oil Society
  2. Argan Essential Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Argan Oil by Jenn Adkins

Extraction And Uses – Argan Oil And Tree

 

Argan essential oil, well, that is not the only amazing thing that is obtained from the tree of Argan, in fact everything that is obtained from the tree, right from its leaves, wood and even the flowers and fruits, they’re all of great use for some problem or the other.

Argan oil is an oil extracted from the seeds of the argan tree, which is native to Southwestern Morocco. There are a number of uses for argan oil as well as for other products from the argan tree, and demand is often high for genuine argan products.

Since argan oil is difficult to extract, it tends to be very expensive, and this cost is passed on in products which contain argan oil, even in trace amounts. Depending on what you want to use the oil for, you may be able to find it in a health food store or a cosmetic shop; consumers can also order argan oil from cooperatives in Morocco.

To extract argan oil, people must remove an outer layer of pulpy flesh from a hard seed which must be cracked open to get at the seeds inside. The flesh does not smell very appealing, and it is also not very tasty; it is typically used as mulch or animal feed. The cracked shells are burned as a source of -

  • Fuel
  • Wood from downed argan trees
  • Make furnishings

Moroccans make very efficient use of this ancient tree.

Traditionally, women have produced argan oil, first toasting the seeds to release a rich, nutty flavor and then grinding them by hand to extract the oil. The resulting paste can be pressed to get as much oil as possible, and then fed to animals as a nutritious dietary supplement. The dark oil has a rich flavor which appears in some Moroccan foods, classically amlou, a dip for bread, and less toasted oil is used for cosmetics. It is also possible to recover seeds from the feces of goats, as the digestive process softens the hard shells, but these seeds tend to have a pungent odor which makes them less desirable.

This oil is naturally high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, making it an excellent dietary supplement. It is also very good for the skin; vitamin E can help smooth cracked hands, knees, and elbows while nourishing the skin, and essential fatty acids can promote healthy skin as well. These benefits have made argan oil popular in cosmetics for centuries in Morocco and beyond, and small vials of the costly oil are often on offer at high-end cosmetic stores.

Check out these reference links now -

  1. Argan Oil by Argan Oil Society
  2. Argan Essential Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Argan Oil by Jenn Adkins

Turn 26 Again With Argan Oil

 

‘Pampered’ your skin with those white elephant cosmetics…creams…lotions…those ugly green face-packs…foundations…Even went under the knife!?
Phew!! Time for you to take it easy now…literally!

Heard your friend’s tip…implemented granny’s advice…now listen just to this bland advice of mine for once…No need to indulge in a war with age…pamper it (in the true sense)…and take my word…it will pamper you back…so much that you at Madonna’s age will look like Scarlett Johansson…

The Argan oil I am talking about has been called many names and is considered precious by many people around the globe…If you are wondering what’s the secret of this oil…then…read on…I am here to reveal the secrets of this natural anti-aging liquid…Argan Essential Oil…

Let’s do a sneek-peek in history….For decades…okay…centuries! Berber women from the Atlas have known and treasured Argan oil because of its moisturizing and regenerating properties…And today…the pharmaceutical…cosmetic and food industries are getting more and more interested in Argan oil since science is demonstrating its extraordinary properties…The top one being it’s anti-aging properties…

And ladies and gentlemen! The catch and the bad is that this argan oil is endangered…yes you heard it right…it is an endangered specied…This prompted some Berber women to create and manage cooperatives to produce and distribute argan oil in order to save the Argan tree…and they did..

Wonders of their deeds…Argan oil now is available in two forms….a culinary ingredient for everyday diet or as a skin care product…The Argan oil protects the heart and the blood vessels…is anti-oxidant…and nourishing….whatever it does inside the body shows on the outside…

The Argan oil as a cosmetic is a very potent anti-aging…nourishing…hydrating and regenerating natural care product…Berber women use it for their skin and hair care since it is rich in vitamin A and has a very high content in vitamin E…which is an extremely potent anti-oxidant…stimulates the synthesis of good prostaglandins and inhibits the effects of aging…

Rich in essentials fatty acids…(the schottenol) the Argan oil invigorates the skin by balancing and stimulating the natural physiologic process of the dermis cells….Schottenol stimulates not only the balance but also the regeneration and healing of the

  • Skin
  • Hair
  • Nails

Argan oil is the perfect solution for dry…and devitalized and aging skins as it will deeply moisturize…protect and nourish…

The high level of vitamin E in makes the benefits of argan oil applicable for skin and hair care…whatever the exact need…the oil has the capability to refresh and renew to a high extent the youth and vitality of the skin thus making it a winner in skin care…And how it is the most able oil to make you look of Scarlett’s age…

Because of the benefits for anti-aging…which countless women purchase each year in order to maintain their youth and vigor…When used to treat the natural lines on the face…which appear on the skin due to age or perpetual habits like frowning or laughing…the effects are miraculous…Most dermatologists would advise using preventative measures to treat the skin as opposed to injecting Botox or any other synthetic material…

Also its anti-inflammation properties make it ideal for combating acne and other pimple related skin problems…It brings back the youthful glow to skin…

Wow…This one is not to miss…anyway…just go through the following reference links…

  1. Benefits of Argan Oil by ecogreenforus
  2. A is for Argan oil by Carole Schor
  3. Liquid gold from Morocco by bakepopsx.info

Argan Oil Vs Shea Butter

 

Heard of Argan oil…heard of Shea butter…Heard of their amazing and unusual benefits…

But…Ever heard of a fight between the two?

Well…I am the referee fot his ring…And Ladies and Gentlemen…I present before you…the illustrious…Shea Butter…And the Apparent best…Argan Oil…

Read on to decide yourself…which one is the ‘really’ better oil

Will start from the scratch…The Argan tree and Karite tree (Shea Butter) are in the same family and as such are comparable in many respects….Both have fantastic qualities and one cannot be called better than the other….

Fine…I being the referee…can’t deny that both of these oils are great moisturizing oils….Argan oil is a better moisturizer than Shea Butter because of its high content of unsaturated fatty acids….Yes that means One point to Argan oil…This fact gives Argan oil a higher rate of absorption….Both Argan oil and Shea Butter are non-comedogenic…as in they will never clog your pores…defying the obvious quality of any oil…

Shea Butter has a higher nonsaponifiable…Okay I know it is too big and bizarre a word…but I was trying to refer to its healing fraction…And it is better than Argan here…thus giving it an edge in this category…One point to Shea butter here…Many people call these trees cousin trees…. Now that’s unusual…cousins fighting…(Okay I know it was corny)

One of the primary noticeable differences between Argan oil and Shea Butter is their consistency at room temperature’….Shea Butter is a solid and Argan oil is a liquid…Like an oil it is meant to be…

The only oil we know of which can successfully be blended with Shea Butter without losing the healing properties associated with Premium Grade A Shea Butter is Argan oil….So the cousins come together at this stage…

Okay…now coming to the medicinal properties…these oils have excellent moisturizing properties we have combined Shea Butter and Argan oil are hence a part of many Anti-Aging products….

Argan oil is specially amazing…The aroma of this oil is slightly nutty and dissipates in a few minutes….the  best part of this oil being…it penetrates deep into the skin…So that’s how…the application of argan oil at night before sleeping gives you ultra soft skin in the morning…

So…at the end of the day…I am not surprised to announce that the winner of this competition is the invincible…the best…the most beneficial….Argan Essential Oil…Happy using!

Okay…go through our reference links now…

  1. Argan Oil for anti-aging by Argan Oil Society
  2. Argan Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Argan Oil for Skin Care by Forever Looking Good

Argan Oil – Official Info

 

Argan oil is one of the best essential oils that enhance the skin and deeply remove unwanted bacteria residing there. The oil has many properties that make it top the list of the most efficient essential oils.

Argan oil presents an exceptional percentage of essential fatty acids, one of which is linoleic acid (omega 6) ensuring the functions of repair and defence of the skin. They stimulate intracellular oxygenation and thus favour the restoration of the hydrolipidic film and ensure the indispensable moisturizing of the skin.

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The essential fatty acids fight against drying and the loss of elasticity, which leads to the appearance of wrinkles.

This beneficial action is reinforced by a very high content in Vitamin E (tocopherols) which has moisturizing and healing properties and is one of the most powerful biological antioxidants in neutralizing free radicals. Vitamin E protects the cell membranes against lipid oxidization and thus slows down the process of skin ageing.

Fatty acid Percentage: Palmitic 12.0%, Stearic 6.0%,Oleic 42.8%, Linoleic 36.8%, Linolenic <0.5%. Argan oil is exceptionally rich in natural tocopherols (vitamin E), rich in phenols and phenolic acid, rich in carotenes, rich insqualene, rich in essential fatty acids, 80% unsaturated fatty acids[6][unreliable source?] and depending on extraction method more resistant to oxidation than olive oil.

  •  Used as a nourishing facial treatment and night oil, as a skin protector in cold weather, or as an after-sun soother and moisturizer;
  • Anti-wrinkle effect; reduces signs of ageing caused by sun and wind, stress or the natural ageing process and prevents dehydration; helps to renew cell structure and revitalizes skin for more elasticity;
  • Helps repair damaged and over processed hair, may treat dandruff and possibly hair loss; when your hair is dry or dim and breaks, argan oil restores to a natural and shiny glow;
  • Recommended for nail care, split and broken nails will be strengthened;
  • Helps to prevent the formation of stretch marks and reduces their appearance;
  • Reduces active blemishes and visible scars; avoids scar tissue when treated against acne and varicose veins and strengthens the skin;
  • Used for massage to treat arthritis or sore muscles and for relaxation of the skin;
  • Works against rheumatism;
  • Can be used effectively on some skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema;
  • Culinary argan oil can be used for lowering cholesterol; as a balanced dietary supplement while also protecting the body against cardiovascular disease and inflammatory disorders.

Okay, now go through our reference links now -

  1. Argan Oil by Argan Oil Society
  2. Argan Essential Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Argan Oil by Jenn Adkins

Argan Oil-Hair…Best Of Friends

 

My cousin got a layered hair-cut…I agree she looks trendy…chic with it…But don’t know…but for some reason…she misses her long…lustrous tresses…She wanted them back…Fast…I remember her hair once used to be the object of envy among all her and my friends…She went into depression after chopping her hair off…I was moved…she was moved and I couldn’t see her wailing for her hair…so I did a little bit of research…this is what all I found out…

There is this oil called Argan oil…Well…I don’t say anything at all now…Just read on…the best answer I found…

Argan oil’s benefits for healthy hair…Sigh…You know it is called the LIQUID GOLD by beauty experts?

It manages tangled and flyaway…frizzy hair like a mother….Yes…I mean it…It has properties similar to those of Jojoba Oil which is extracted out of shrubs in United States… And can you imagine…it has even surpassed Jojoba oil in fame for hair treatment because of the excellent results….Just ‘some’ of its’ myriad benefits being…

  1. Argan oil penetrates into the hair pores or shafts and enhances the elasticity of hair…It also proves to be very nourishing for the growth of hair….
  2. Argan oil is very good for uncontrollable and unmanageable hair…It restores the smoothness of hair and makes them manageable again…
  3. Presence of Vitamin E in Argan oil makes it a tremendous agent for hair treatment….Many external and internal agents like heat…over styling and oxidization damage the hair…Vitamin E present in Argan oil is very useful in restoring the natural hair and renewing and repairing the damage caused by destructive agents…
  4. Argan oil hydrates the hair in a natural way….It stops the curliness and roughness of hair in an efficient way….
  5. Natural antioxidants present in Argan oil strengthen the hair by repairing the damaged cellular membrane of hair….

Its possibly the best liquid you can make your hair date….Argan oil can be applied before or after taking bath….Before taking bath pour some oil on the head and spread it across the hair so that it becomes applied from tips to roots of hair….After that gently massage and rub the oil on the scalp…Use a brush or comb to distribute evenly the oil. Try Wrapping the head in a hot piece of cloth or towel for some time before washing the hair…. Then…thoroughly wash you hairs…It can also be applied in place of wet gels….A few drops of Argan oil dropped on brush or comb while brushing the hair…gives the hair freshness…softness and lustre…

Hmm…Okay now please quickly go through these links…

  1. Argan Oil for hair by Berber Argan Oil
  2. Frizzy hair by livestrong.com
  3. Strong hair by Health Tips

Free Notes On Argan Oil

 

Argan oil is an oil extracted from the seeds of the argan tree, which is native to Southwestern Morocco. There are a number of uses for argan oil as well as for other products from the argan tree, and demand is often high for genuine argan products.

Since argan oil is difficult to extract, it tends to be very expensive, and this cost is passed on in products which contain argan oil, even in trace amounts. Depending on what you want to use the oil for, you may be able to find it in a health food store or a cosmetic shop; consumers can also order argan oil from cooperatives in Morocco.

To extract argan oil, people must remove an outer layer of pulpy flesh from a hard seed which must be cracked open to get at the seeds inside. The flesh does not smell very appealing, and it is also not very tasty; it is typically used as mulch or animal feed. The cracked shells are burned as a source of -

  • Fuel
  • Wood from downed argan trees
  • Make furnishings

Moroccans make very efficient use of this ancient tree.

Traditionally, women have produced argan oil, first toasting the seeds to release a rich, nutty flavor and then grinding them by hand to extract the oil. The resulting paste can be pressed to get as much oil as possible, and then fed to animals as a nutritious dietary supplement. The dark oil has a rich flavor which appears in some Moroccan foods, classically amlou, a dip for bread, and less toasted oil is used for cosmetics. It is also possible to recover seeds from the feces of goats, as the digestive process softens the hard shells, but these seeds tend to have a pungent odor which makes them less desirable.

This oil is naturally high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, making it an excellent dietary supplement. It is also very good for the skin; vitamin E can help smooth cracked hands, knees, and elbows while nourishing the skin, and essential fatty acids can promote healthy skin as well. These benefits have made argan oil popular in cosmetics for centuries in Morocco and beyond, and small vials of the costly oil are often on offer at high-end cosmetic stores.

Check out these reference links now -

  1. Argan Oil by Argan Oil Society
  2. Argan Essential Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Argan Oil by Jenn Adkins

Top 10 Greatest Benefits Of Argan Oil

 

Here’s giving you the top 10 greatest benefits of this amazing oil called argan…Presenting in a short…handy benefits of it..read on…But before that…Know a little about this oil…

The Argan oil is made from green nuts of Argan tree…a tree found found mostly in Morocco and sparsely in Algeria and Israel….It is the rarest and the purest vegetable oil owing to the  scarcity of these trees in the world….This rare oil is highly valued because of its wide array of uses….and benefits it offers to the human race…It is highly priced owing to its limited production….but that is a small thing…owing to the ‘expensive’ and ‘precious’ benefits it offers…Its recognized cosmetic benefits have made its demand ever increasing in the world….Its use is proliferating… 

Okay…these are the top 10 benfits…

  1. The antioxidant vitamin E is present in large quantity in Argan oil…i am sure you are aware of the goodness of Vitamin E…it is very good for regulating functioning of heart and sex organs…
  2. Unlike other oils…Argan oil contains Sterols…These sterols help block the cholesterol absorption from intestines…They are also found to be anti-cancerous….
  3. Argan oil increases the concentration of a digestive enzyme named pepsin thus plays part in digestion as well….
  4. Argan oil is very useful in Arthritis in which joints of the body are damaged in several ways….It slows down the degenerative processes going on in long bones of the body….
  5. It is also deemed to be Aphrodisiac….It increases sexual desire and ability in a person….
  6. Argan oil is most popular as an anti-aging agent…It prevents the degeneration of muscles…a natural process resulting from growing age…
  7. There is an acid named oleic acid…which is present in abundance in Argan oil…and hence…makes it practical solution for those who always have their cholesterol levels pretty high…it helps to limit it and even maintain it….According to recent research…a very small quantity of Argan oil can considerably lower the cholesterol level for over a month…
  8. It is also helpful in rheumatic disease….Rheumatic fever can damage heart, skin, joints and brain….
  9. Personal maintenance can be enhanced using this oil….It has a strengthening effect on hair nail and skin…It prevents the skin from premature aging symptoms like wrinkles and crow’s feet…Also it is very helpful in quickly curing burns or other inflammatory bruises on skin…It is also useful in neutralizing the marks on skin after pregnancy…It is widely used as a cosmetic product and appreciated by renowned beauticians…It is also useful in getting rid of dandruff in hair….It protects the body against Ultraviolet radiations…Phew! Keep reading…3 more to go…

10. Argan oil is also thought to be anti-Acne and good against chickenpox…Acne is an inflammatory disease in which red dots appear on skin….

Okay…check out our reference links now…

  1. Argan oil by dietobio.com
  2. Benefits of Argan by ecogreen4us
  3. Argon oil by Argan Oil News

Argan Oil Extraction

 

It is pretty obvious that when you are so keenly interested in something…have a penchant for it then even the most trivial and minute of detail regarding the thing becomes important…

So…Similarly I have taken the responsibility through this article to enlighten you regarding the extraction of this amazing and beloved oil called Argan….

But…before that…know a little about the background of this extraordinary plant…The Argan tree is found mostly in southern Morocco and some parts of Algeria…It is a thorny…weather resistant fruit producing tree…It has a prominent place in the Moroccan civilization heritage…It was named Argania Spinosa in the early 20th century…Argan tree can live hundreds of years…150 to 200 years according to an estimate…

The weather in which it flourishes is basically hot…dry weather and chalky soil rich in lime are the kind of circumstances that are suitable for the growth of Argan…There is very low average rainfall in those areas of Morocco where Argan is found….But it can capture and absorb moisture necessary for its survival from deep within the soil due to its deeply penetrated roots…Total area where Argan is found today is call Argania Forest…

Hmm…the fruit…the magical fruit of this plant looks somewhat like an olive but just that it is a tad bigger…rounder and brown….Each Argan fruit contain very hard kernels…which contains one or three seeds…The Aragn oil is made from the seeds…But as all this seems it is not so…all this process doesn’t happen that fast…

Now…Finally….coming to the Extraction…

For the extraction of the Argan oil…the fruits after been collected by a beating pole…or from the ground….Then the Argan fruits are dried out naturally in the sun….From the smooth surface they become kind of bumpy and dark brown…When the fruits become totally dry…the flash is peeled off and the kernels are broken to remove the seeds….We tried breaking some…and it wasn’t that easy…

There is a slight catch in all this…Cracking the kernels…takes lots of work and effort and it is being done by hand….Taking the seeds out of the kernels…is also done by hand….

Once the seeds are collected they are being fed into a stone…and some say even clay…made grinder from the top…where another woman rotates the top part to squeeze the oil out of seeds….

Another part of the process is gently roasting the seeds…which give the nutty flavor to the oil….Once the seeds are ground into the paste…the paste is then squeezed between the hands to get the oil….

That oil gets purified to get the clean look as we know it…and we see….

The Argan tree grows wild and only in a semi-dessert type of soil…Today…it’s only possible to find it in southwestern Morocco…and since it’s rare and endangered…UNESCO put it under its protection…

So…for further queries…roll your eyes over the reference links given below…

  1. Argan Oil by Argan Oil Society
  2. Benefits of Argan oil by ecogreenforus
  3. Argan Oil Makes you look young by Argan Oil

For Skin That Glows Like A Bulb – Argan Oil

 

I am personally very careful about even a single spot on my skin…especially my facial skin…And even for the ones related to me…my friend…she is a glutton…she started eating unhealthy oily junk a lot…I can’t say if the outburst of pimples was because of the food or sheer neglect…but her face did not look that appealing the way it did before…so I suggested her to use Argan oil…and put a halt to her wild eating…which she obediently followed and still thanks me for the suggestion…

Here’s why…

Application of argan oil to skin daily does this secret magic to it…leaving the observers wondering what you did to your skin…Reason being…It is made up of wonderful ingredients to help nourish the skin….Because of the antioxidants in the oil it will also help afford you protection against the elements….Don’t forget that even though it is an oil…it will not clog your pores…I know it’s hard to believe….But to believe…read on…

What Argan oil does is that it moisturises…repair and prevent skin aging by protecting the skin against harmful UV rays and free radicals….So it is the best natural sun-block liquid you can fearlessly treat your skin with…as it is purely natural..and hence obviously does not have any side-effects…

It is this natural oil taken from Morocco that is able to protect and moisturize the skin… That is how I would define argan oil….Known to have exceptional vitamins and fatty acids…argan oil is able to keep skin healthy at all times…Regular application of this oil will give undeniable results…making skin revitalized…Like I mentioned in the previous paragraphs…

Because argan oil has all the essential nutrients to keep your skin healthy…you don’t have to take in or use different products for your skin care….Like they say in the commercial of some cream…just one thing…and you are sorted…and well…with argan oil you do it in the best natural way…

The oil contains many substances that can promote a healthy and glowing skin and it is also used to heal many skin problems….The oil’s antioxidants can help to prevent premature aging…

Argan oil also contains vitamin E which make it very moisturizing and hydrating…It is an excellent moisturizer for dry and sensitive skin…If your skin is very dry…if it gets red and sensitive in cold and windy weather…or if it is sensitive to commercial skin care products…try Argan oil instead of your normal moisturizer…The oil also works wonders on dry patches of skin on elbows and knees…and it can be used to moisturize and heal cracked skin on the heels…It has been used successfully to relieve the symptoms of dry eczema…and there are some promising results from using Argan oil for psoriasis….

Phew! So much…anyway…check out our references now…

  1. Argan for dry skin by Argan
  2. Argan Oil for Healthy Skin by Living Organic
  3. Healthy Skin by articleslist.net