Argan Oil’s Top 10

 

Ever since I got to know about Argan oil, I couldn’t stop raving about this oil…Be it my cousin’s extreme hair fall problem or an aunt’s constant acne battles…Argan oil has always been the best to provide support in every form…

Argan oil is made from green nuts of Argan tree found mostly in Morocco and sparsely in Algeria and Israel. It is the rarest vegetable oil because of scarcity of these trees in the world. This rare oil is highly valued because of its wide array of uses. It is highly priced owing to its limited production. Its recognized cosmetic benefits have made its demand ever increasing in the world.

  • Presence of oleic acid in Argan oil makes it practical solution for those who always have their cholesterol levels spiked; it helps to limitize it and maintain it. According to recent research, a very small quantity of Argan oil can considerably lower the cholesterol level for over a month.
  • Several other acids present in Argan oil are converted into 3 different kinds of prostaglandins. These prostaglandins are very beneficial for many bodily functions like immunization and anti-inflammatory functions.
  • Prostaglandins are also very useful for people with cardiovascular disorders.
  • Antioxidant vitamin E is present in large quantity in Argan oil. Vitamin E is very good for regulating functioning of heart and sex organs.
  • Unlike other oils, Argan oil contains Sterols. These sterols help block the cholesterol absorption from intestines. They are also found to be anti-cancerous.
  • Argan oil increases the concentration of a digestive enzyme named pepsin thus plays part in digestion as well.
  • 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.
  • It is also helpful in rheumatic disease. Rheumatic fever can damage heart, skin, joints and brain.
  • 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.
  • It is also deemed to be Aphrodisiac. It increases sexual desire and ability in a person.
  • Argan oil is most popular as an anti-aging agent. It prevents the degeneration of muscles, a natural process resulting from growing age.

Now quickly go through our reference links…

  1. Argan Oil by Cathy Wong
  2. The Benefits Of Argan Oil by Natural News
  3. Argan Essential Oil by Medical Health Information

Argan Essential Oil – Blessed Herb

 

Argan oil is actually one obtained from a rather blessed herb. The oil is in turn blessed with power to cure about any health related problem in the human body and hence does a lot of good for the same with any kinds of side-effects like any other not so natural cure.

Argan oil has been around for many years now, and it is very popular among the women of Morocco, known as the Berber women. It was said that the Berber women of Morocco would make use of this oil as part of their bath regimen, by applying it on their hair and skin daily. The oil is said to help reduce frizzy hair and make it strong and beautiful. Aside from being great on hair, Pure Moroccan Argan Oil helps regenerate the skin and revive your cell’s vital functions.

Argan oil is rich in essential nutritional components for skin and hair. It is therefore not required to use Argan oil in large quantity. A few drops of Argan oil are sufficient for applying on skin. However it is desirable to apply it thoroughly into the hair and the skin on the roots of hair. It is often used as a mixture of –

  • Argan oil
  • Sweet Almond oil
  • Rose oil

However pure raw Argan oil can also be used although in much low volume.

In case of pure raw Argan oil only a few drops of Argan oil are required. For facial usage very gentle massage is needed because of the easily absorbable attribute of Argan oil. It can be used in place of other freshening creams or lotions at night for curing dryness of the face. On wrinkles and other scars caused by some skin disease, small volume of Argan oil once or twice a day is enough to get the desirable results.

It has a soothing effect for Arthritic and Rheumatic conditions as well. It is better to use Argan oil regularly to preempt stretch marks especially during pregnancy. But it is never too late in case of Argan oil. Argan oil can be massaged gently over stretch marks, and it will restore the elasticity of the skin and engulf the stretch marks. Non-greasy and non-oily nature of Argan oil makes it a very good make-up base as well for women.

Alright, 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

Traditional Oil – Argan

 

This Argan oil has innumerable medicinal properties…which are yet untouched…

I’ll try to touch some of those through the medium of this article…

Stay glued…discover Argan in a better fashion…read ahead…

The Argan tree (also called argania spinosa) is perfect for a harsh environment…surviving heat…drought and poor soil….

There was a time when hardly people knew about this magical oil…I mean of course outside Morocco…and surprisingly enough….many Moroccans themselves had never heard of it because it grows only in the south-west of the country….it is roughly between Essaouira and Agadir (unusual names I know)…in an area covering 700,000-800,000 hectares….But within the area where the argan grows there are about 21 million trees which play a vital role in the food chain and the environment…though their numbers are declining…

You know the trunk of the argan is often twisted and gnarled…allowing goats to clamber along its branches and feed on the leaves and fruit…

And if you talk about the appearance of this tree…or the fruit then…the fruit has a green…fleshy exterior like an olive…but larger and rounder…Inside…there is a nut with an extremely hard shell…which in turn contains one…two or three almond-shaped kernels….

Coming to the production of argan oil…Well…the production of it…which is still mostly done by traditional methods…is a lengthy process….Each nut has to be cracked open to remove the kernels…and it is said that producing one litre of oil takes 20 hours’ work

You know this Argan oil is a tad darker than olive oil…with a reddish tinge….It can be used for cooking and is claimed to have various medicinal properties…such as lowering cholesterol levels…stimulating circulation and strengthening the body’s natural defences….Internationally…there is some interest in its possible cosmetic uses…

The residue from the kernels after oil extraction is a thick chocolate-coloured paste called “amlou” which is sweetened and served as a dip for bread at breakfast time in Berber households….It flavour is similar to that of peanut butter….

Almost all its parts are of some or the other use to us…Like

  • The wood and nut-shells of the argan tree are burned for cooking…
  • The wood is also used decoratively in some of the inlaid boxes…
  • The roots of the argan tree grow deep in search of water…helping to bind the soil and prevent erosion…

Isn’t it a really caring…environment friendly tree?

Listen to this…Households that make their own argan oil tend to use if for general cooking….you know why?

Because it is expensive to buy…others may use it more sparingly…you know like for…flavouring salads…just an example….A few drops stirred into couscous just before serving give it a rich…nutty aroma….( yes it is kind of a tip for you to note)

Argan production is still basically a cottage industry…managed largely by women…But many people believe that if the oil became better known it could provide more employment in the region as well as enhancing the environment….

Bottles of what pass for argan oil are sold along the roadsides between Essouira and Agadir…but is difficult to tell if they are genuine…Because the oil commands a high price…sellers are often tempted to dilute it with cheaper oils…Some bottles simply contain olive oil…coloured with paprika or other substances….

Okay…you’ve read enough…go through our reference links now..

  1. Argan Oil Types by Argan oil Society
  2. Liquid Gold by bpb
  3. Miraculous Argan Oil by www.care2.com

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

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

Flaky Dry Scalp! Argan Oil Is Here

 

Dandruff is something that occurs out of sheer negligence…yes I mean…I remember the time when I got so busy with work and everything that I did not use to oil my hair (I used to oil my hair every time before a head wash)…

So it was obvious…that when I would treat my scalp with just a drying chemical agent like shampoo…without restoring it moisture…that it essentially needs…my scalp would lose it’s essential oils with every wash and would turn dry…itchy and flaky…and that is what exactly happened…I soon had dandruff on my scalp…

Averse to any problems of hair…I resorted to Argan oil…and rest as they say is history…

Argan oil….hmm…You know innumerable cosmetic companies fete argan oil from Morocco….This golden liquid is increasingly being used in skin and hair care products…and psoriasis and eczema sufferers praise its healing qualities….

If you peep in history…you’ll find that These women called Berber women used the oil to counter the ageing effects of the harsh desert sun on their hair and skin and to give them a glowing look….They also use it in cooking and the oil is becoming popular as an ingredient in spicy dishes in the West….and last but certainly not the least…to treat their flaky scalp…

You know the Argan trees have been growing in Morocco for millions of years but the trees and the cottage industry were dying out so UNESCO made the argan forest in South-Western Morocco into a Biosphere Reserve in 1999….another important historical fact…This combines conservation with sustainable resources…Isn’t that amazing to know that they did so much to preserve our dear oil?

As far as the production of this oil is concerned…….Nuts are cracked and squeezed to produce the oil….It used to take several hours to crack enough nuts to produce one litre of oil but now machine presses are increasingly used….So that makes it a lot easier now…

Argan oil contains many ingredients which are often praised by cosmetics companies….These include

  • Vitamin E
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Plant sterols

Argan oil has twice as much vitamin E as olive oil….The antioxidant Vitamin E is often regarded as having healing and anti-ageing qualities…

The oil’s essential fatty acids include Omega 3 and 6 – Omega 3 is believed to reduce skin inflammation and Omega 6 helps prevent dryness of the skin…(Yes obviously the scalp included)

Dry and unhealthy scalp for example may be solved with the use of natural oils like argan oil….Rich in essential fatty acids…argan oil can bring moisture and nutrition to your hair and scalp….A few drops of this oil on your hair could easily bring back health and shine to hair too….

So…now check out our reference links…

  1. Argan Oil for Dandruff by buzzle.com
  2. Argan oil by Hair of Dandruff
  3. Argan oil Reviews by Berber Argan Oil

Senses Come To Life With Argan Oil Massage

 

I have a personal experience in the field that nothing works better in a strenuous situation than a massage with suitable oil and strain-draining soft hands…

I remember I got up this morning to find that my back…was aching like real bad…I don’t remember in what posture I slept…but morning was terrible…couldn’t move…didn’t know it was a muscle pull…ligament tear (Okay I know that is an extreme)…or whatever but I was in excruciating pain…and it was hurting more when pressed…So…because I couldn’t afford to miss work…so I decided to ignore it and went to work…But at the end of the day…my back stiffened…So I decided to go for something different this time…I went for a back massage to this place once my friend had mentioned about…

I told my problem to the one at the desk…After the massage I felt like rubber…No seriously…I could move each and every part of my body like very easily…I asked them what had they used…They said “Plain Argan Oil”…

Hmm…So you know how it all worked? Argan oil is possibly the best healer of bodily pains…no matter of what sorts…Read on to understand in depth…

Argan oil is multipurpose cosmetic product….It is be used for everything…

  • Skin
  • Hair
  • Facial
  • Nails care

You know why? Because…It restores the natural freshness and adds to the softness of the skin and face….that’s the physical benefit it does and as for the internal one….it soothes and pacifies all the extraneous eruptions under the skin…it relaxes the body…be it any kind of muscle pull…sprain…bruise…or just plain pain…

Also….It makes the hair strong by penetrating easily into the roots and feeding them with rich nutritional components…

Then talk about brittle nails…You know…Out of shape…weak and easily breakable nails and cracked cuticles are repairable by using Argan oil…

Argan oil is rich in essential nutritional components for skin….and acts as an absolute healer whenever comes in contact with it…A few drops of Argan oil are sufficient for applying on skin…and for treating purposes a little more of it can be used…

Neat Argan oil…and use only a few drops of it…For facial usage very gentle massage is needed because of the easily absorbable attribute of Argan oil…It can be used in place of other freshening creams or lotions at night for curing dryness of the face….On wrinkles and other scars caused by some skin disease…and massage and treatments….small volume of Argan oil once or twice a day is enough to get the desirable results and relaxing sensations….Also Argan oil can be massaged gently over stretch marks…and it will restore the elasticity of the skin and engulf the stretch marks….It is the non-greasy and non-oily nature of Argan oil that makes it a very good make-up base also…

Feels good to know all this know? Then discover more in detail by the reference links given below…

  1. Argan Oil Massage by www.sbwire.com
  2. Argan Oil Reviews by Berber Argan Oil
  3. Argan Oil by Argan oil Society

Ignite That Fire With Argan Oil

 

Frankly…I do not find anything shameful in trying to work out a relationship with it has lost it’s old charm…using the help of something as harmless and natural as Argan oil…

I’ll speak more clearly now…See…there are times when the things in an otherwise healthy and loving relationship…because of the lack of spark do not go well…So those are the times…you need to target…and start the ignition in…

Oil…too trivial a commodity…isn’t it?

The tiniest of things at times can give you the most excruciating of pains…Likewise…the most trivial of things can solve the biggest of problems…

Here’s telling you…how…why…and why not!

Argan oil has a strong and untamed taste….In the Berber tradition…it plays an important role in the preparation of choice meals…or used plain and pure on bread or in seasonings…

As a sweet delight…it like the main thing in the preparation of amlou…heard of it? Well..it is an exquisite treat to serve guests (a rich paste of argan oil…crushed almonds….and honey) and reputed to have aphrodisiac qualities! It is believed to increase…actually it actually does increase sexual desire and ability in a person

Not only that…it is a

  • Powerful
  • Exotic
  • Sensual ingredient

Also…This Argan oil is 2012’s most exciting…exotic…trendy…nutritious and useful yet indulgent…It is a rare treat that comes from an endangered tree only grown in southern Morocco…

Also…This Argan oil is among the hottest trends in the beauty industry for the very same attributes that makes it aphrodisiac….And although it began to garner big buzz on the North American market only in the past two or three years…Argan oil is an ancient secret enjoyed in Moroccan beauty and cuisine for centuries…

The oil of the kernel of the fruit of the argan tree is also considered an aphrodisiac…Like I am repeatedly mentioning in the previous paragraphs…Originally…it was thought that its seductive attributes were a combination of its rarity and its unique sharp flavour….But we now know that it was likely to help lovers achieve fulfilment because of its high nutritional content….and various other abilities…nudge-nudge wink-wink

Argan oil is loaded with vitamin E…You know I mean it has that in sheer abundance…also known as the sex vitamin….Its blend of essential fatty acids…vitamins and antioxidants are known to fight aging in skin and muscles and boasts anti-inflammatory properties…

Because of the reason…argan oil is an aid in both the culinary and beauty worlds…you might want to keep that bottle handy after dinner is done….Two aphrodisiacs in one…this sensual oil is perfect for massage…so drizzle it down your lover’s back or over their toes and treat them to an antioxidant-rich massage…and you’ve already ignited the fire…

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. The New Miracle Oil by health.com
  2. Argan Oil by Tandurust
  3. Benefits of argan oil by mabioma

Culinary Care – Argan Oil

 

Argan oil is one of those countable natural essential oils that have great say in the world market because of they can be efficiently used for so many purposes. They are not just a cure to any one ailment but can even work as enhancers to many needful places on the human body.

For centuries before modern times, the Berbers (indigenous people of Morocco) of this area would collect undigested argan pits from the waste of goats which climb the trees to eat their fruit. The pits were then ground and pressed to make the nutty oil used in cooking and cosmetics. However, the oil used in products available for sale today has most likely been harvested and processed with machines in a verifiably clean and sanitary way, namely -

  • cosmetic
  • culinary

The oil was sold in Moroccan markets even before the Phoenicians arrived, yet the hardy argan tree has been slowly disappearing. Overgrazing by goats and a growing, wood-hungry local population have whittled the number of surviving trees down to less than half of what it was 50 years ago. The tree is a relic of the Earth’s Tertiary Period, which ended about 1.6 million years ago, and it grows in only a few other places in the world. It is tenacious, withering and fruitless during extended droughts, and it lives as long as 200 years.

Argan oil is used for dipping bread, on couscous, salads and similar uses. “Amlou” a thick brown paste with a consistency similar to peanut butter is produced by stone grinding roasted almond and Argan oil and is considered a favorite local bread dip. The unroasted oil is traditionally used as a treatment for skin diseases, and has found favour with the cosmetics industry.

Supporting Women 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 and the income that is currently supporting the women will not disappear. The money is providing healthcare and education to the local women, and supporting the entire community as a whole.

Have a look at our reference links now -

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

Bid Farewell To Rheumatism Using Argan Oil

 

You know why everywhere there are some poor people screaming at the top of their voices…of weight loss machines and equipments…and tonics and capsules…?

Because if one maintains a fit and healthy body (Mind you I said fit! And not thin! There’s a vast difference) in the early years of life and drags the maintenance to the latter years…then the person’s health would be his last concern…

The link here is that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and usually the problems one faces in the dusk of life are…extreme-pain inducing and incapacitating…one of them being Rheumatism…

Again…even if you haven’t reached your old age yet…then also there is no harm in taking that little extra care of your body…your body parts…so that they can take care of your activities when that hair turns clear white…

Rheumatism…let me explain to you and clear the myths doing the rounds about the disease……it is basically a medical term once frequently used to describe disorders associated with many different parts of the body…Most often…people associate rheumatism with arthritis or with rheumatic fever…a complication of strep throat that can result in damage to the heart…However…the term rheumatism might apply to the symptoms of numerous conditions that can cause pain and/or weakness…

Some conditions that were once given the general label of rheumatism or called rheumatic diseases include…

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis

There is also a fact that autoimmune disorders…since they remained unnamed but caused pain as well as affecting other organs…were classed as rheumatism…Illnesses like lupus were particularly susceptible to being called rheumatism…Later understanding of the actions of these illnesses show that the problem is not dysfunction of the joints…but rather immune systems that can attack joints…muscles and organs…

Hmm…now talking about your rescuer….Argan Essential Oil…

Known since ancient times…this argan oil is used to massage dietary babies (because it protects against infections of the skin)…but also in children and adults to treat

  • Rheumatism
  • Acne
  • chicken pox
  • Eczema
  • Chapped skin
  • Heal burns

A substance (the name of it is schottenol) that contains the fruit of the argan tree is indeed involved in remedial action burns and skin diseases…It would relieve rheumatism and joint pain…Just the mere application of this amazing oil will relieve you from the problem of rheumatism in the passage of a slew of weeks…

Talking about other benefits Argan oil…

  • Helps in the improvement of liver function and digestion
  • Offers protection against free radicals and tissue protection
  • Preventing the risk of miscarriage
  • Contribution to weight loss (two tablespoons each morning)
  • Stimulation of sperm production

It does it all!

Okay…please check out our reference links for further information…

  1. Argan Oil benefits by WiseGeek
  2. Argan Oil by Palleto
  3. Argan Oil For Skin by Helium