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

Under The Aegis Of Argan Tree

Heard a lot of the oil…Argan..I think it is time for me to enlighten you about the mommy of argan oil…the one that gave birth to this wonderful…helpful…amazing…thing…

Hmm…Read on…to know about…Argan…The tree..

The Argan tree is thorny and can reach heights of 8-10 metres…probably originated in Argana…a village north-east of Agadir…It lives longer than the olive and requires no cultivation…

When goats eat the frui…the fleshy part is digested but the nut remains…It is later…the nuts are collected by farmers to produce oil…

The production of argan oil…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….

About what it looks like…The trunk of the argan is often twisted and gnarled…allowing goats to clamber along its branches and feed on the leaves and fruit…

As for the fruit of it…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…

Argan oil is slightly 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
  • strengthening the body’s natural defences

Also…Internationally…It is a part of 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…just a tad tastier…

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…

Households that make their own argan oil tend to use if for general cooking…Because it is expensive to buy…others may use it more sparingly…flavouring salads

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…

Please…have a look at our reference links…

  1. The wonder tree- Argan by bpb
  2. The Argan Tree by stories.coop
  3. Argan tree by Argan Oil Society

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

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 Making Headlines

Aware no…that often…either the best or worst of things make headlines…Well…no surprises…Argan too falls in the category of the things that make ultimate headlines…

But…for all the right reasons…Here’s telling you what are those reasons…Read on to find…

Extraction

The ancient and rare Argan tree is the source of the seeds where Argan oil is extracted….Argan trees are endemic and indigenous to Morocco…These trees are heavily exploited…As a result….these trees are listed as endangered and are part of the World Heritage List since 1999….Until recently…Argan oil was processed completely by hand which proved to be a laborious undertaking…There are many companies and shops that have coordinated efforts with Moroccan women and cooperatives to ensure the preservation of Argan trees and that the oils they extract from these trees are derived in environmentally-safe ways…

Argan oil is rich!

Argan oil is composed of linoleic and oleic acids…It is also a rich source of vitamin E…The nutritional value of this natural oil makes it a nutritious addition to culinary dishes and salads….People who are concerned with their heart health need not worry because Argan oil is cholesterol free…In fact…its oleic acids and mono saturated fat content helps lower bad cholesterol levels…

Attain those long tresses

Because of the nutritional properties of Argan oil…it is also a great addition to your skincare and hair care regimen….Argan oil is also known to be an emollient which makes it good for moisturizing the skin and scalp…It has nourishing properties and a good amount of anti-oxidants that help fight skin aging…Argan oil is also known to treat several skin problems…like acne….Argan oil is known to nourish the scalp and make hair look healthier….

Sneak-peek in history

Cooperative groups in Morocco employ women who help with the manufacturing of Argan oil…These cooperative groups control the production and distribution of Argan oil to different parts of the world…Berber women have turned a traditional skill and know-how into something they can subsist on….Argan oil gives these women a reliable and stable source of income for their families and children…

Massage using Argan oil

Argan oil is known to be soothing on the skin…which makes it great for massages….It also has anti-inflammatory characteristics that make it effective at providing relief for sore muscles and joint pains….

Nice to know…right? Okay now quickly check out our reference links…

  1. Argan Oil by Cathy Wong
  2. Argan Oil remedies by bpb
  3. Argan oil Benefits by Argan Oil Society

Simply Argan

Sometimes…when we’re not in touch with certain people…we forget their importance and worth in our lives…I mean the funda ‘out of sight out of mind’….Okay not literally…but in a way applies…to it…

You know that is why it is said…that do not let your absence be so long that the person learns to live without you…

Make your presence and existence felt every now and then…

You know why I am saying this is because..in the helter-skelter of everything…we tend to ignore the most basic benefits of things like argan oil…Read on to understand…and recall…

The Argan nut comes from the Argan tree and grows only in the South Western part of Morocco…From these Argan nuts….a very nutritious oil is extracted which is renowned for its antiaging properties…This antioxidant rich oil has become very popular for its use in cosmetics and also for its nutritional properties…Also as a cosmetic is

  • anti aging
  • nourishing
  • hydratin
  • natural care product

Argan oil is rich in vitamin A and has a very high content of vitamin E…which is an extremely potent antioxidant….it stimulates the synthesis of good prostaglandins and inhibits the effects of aging….

Rich in essential fatty acids….Argan oil invigorates the skin by balancing and stimulating the natural physiologic process of the dermis cells…Argan oil is perfect for aging skins…it will

  • Deeply moisturise…
  • Protect…
  • Regenerate…
  • Nourish…

The best of Argan Oil is….

  • Argan oils promotes the speedy  regeneration of the skin by restarting vital functions of cells to prevent early aging due to external aggressions
  • It noticeably reduces wrinkles and softens the skin
  • Argan oil is rich in proteins shown to tighten the skin and protect skin’s elasticity
  • Argan oil is also known to help reduce scarring…and help prevent stretch marks caused by pregnancy and weight fluctuations
  • Possesses a sebum regulating action for oily skin
  • Significantly hydrates the skin by restoring its natural barrier and neutralizing free radicals 

I will go back in history….You know for almost centuries…Berber women of this Morocco have produced Argan oil which was used for their consumption and traditional Moroccan medicine….The Berber women have also used it for their skin and hair for hundreds of years….The Argan tree is a protected specie….and under the protection of UNESCO… Cooperatives that have been formed to save the Argan tree…and protect it…The cooperative regroups women from the area work together to produce the Argan oil- to preserve the Argan forest by finding a sustainable economic use for its products and improve the social and economic status of rural women….It is from these cooperatives that we source Argan oil from to ensure this valued tree is protected and sustained…

Hmm…Now See the reference links below…

  1. Argan Oil by Sooper Articles
  2. Argan oil Benefits Women by Feel Good Style
  3. Argan Oil by www.care2.com

Grand History Of Argan Oil

This article I dedicate to the historical background of this kingly oil…Argon oil…Even the name seems of a king…Anyway

The Argan tree (formally or say scientifically known as Argania Spinosa) is one of the few still living tree species from the tertiary era (I mean the era over 65 million years ago) and it is typical of south western Morocco…

This tree was and actually is considered pious and holy…It grows from 7 to 10 metres high and is also considered a true Moroccan miracle due to its extraordinary…rare…sometimes bizarre characteristics….

This tree stands tall and does not fear drought and can withstand high temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius…This tree has a life of more than 150 to 200 years…and if it dies it can remain dormant and then revive again in 7 years…Due to its amazingly strong and able root system…it is highly effective in preventing erosion…thereby preserving fertility of the soil and limiting the advance of the desert…So you now know what to do…to help nature…plant an Argan tree…

Hmm…moving on…I have certain typical historal facts to present before you about this tree…

  • In the 18th century during the reign of Sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah the French diplomat De Chenier dedicated enormous attention to the Argan tree in his reports…
  • Thomas Barkelyan American diplomat whom U.S. President George Washington had sent on a mission to conclude a peace treaty between the two countries…reported with great interest on the Argan tree in 1786….
  • Then again…talking of 1867…the first Moroccan delegation participated in the international fair in Paris…They brought with them their exquisite products…most importantly the Argan nuts which caused a sensation among the fair’s attendees….

Hmm..thrilling it is to just be the history if a mere ‘tree’ ( okay I wont use ‘mere’ it might hurt sentiments of the believers)…

Again…In 1998…UNESCO added the Argan tree to the World Heritage list and in 2001 home institutions and foreign partners…organised the first festival dedicated to the Argan tree….Many important decisions were reached during the festival…such as long term development of the underdeveloped Berber regions…protection of the environment…and preservation of the Argan tree itself….

To present before you…facts about the usage of this tree…Lend me your eyes (it’s all literally…visual you see)

Morocco’s Berbers use Argan oil in their daily diets…it is served for breakfast together with home baked bread…and even the pieces are dipped into Argan oil and honey…A traditional Moroccan dish…There is this sweet called Amlou sweet…is considered a real delicacy…It is composed of Argan oil mixed with honey and almonds and gives energy and strength…and is also known as an aphrodisiac….

In cooking taking place at home as well as in exquisite restaurants Argan oil is added to steamed…roasted…or grilled foods which are prepared in this way to enhance flavour and provide several additional vitamins….

Hmm…kindly check out our reference links now…

  1. The history and use of argan oil by health-indicators.com
  2. Argan Oil history by elmaha-tours.com
  3. Argan history by zamourispices.com
  4. Argan Oil by dietobio.com
  5. Argan Oil For Health by Argan Oil News

Unexposed Argan Oil

You already know a lot about argan oil…I am pretty sure…Be it its origin…its benefits…pros and cons…everything…But…Will you agree when I say…that for certain things…enough knowledge is just not enough…Count on me for this that argan oil is just one them..

Knowing ‘enough’ of the oil does not solve the purpose…because yet there are myriad things unexposed about this magical liquid…

Bringing to you some of those things…the new explorations about this oil…are we…wit this article…Read on for amazement…

Argan oil…Well…this oil comes from the rare and protected argan tree…Extraction can be through laborious traditional manner or using contemporary mechanical pressed….Argan oil can be….no wait…it IS used for many beauty and health applications…it is also used for culinary purposes…it can be bought in Moroccan and European

  • beauty shops
  • supermarkets
  • street vendors

This might sound bizarre to you but the extraction and production of Argan oil helps empower women….

The Argan trees are way too precious…because they are on the verge of becoming extinct…

Talking about the manufacturing of this oil….Well…It is basically from the kernels of Argan fruits…that the Argain oil is manufactured….

This rare species grows solely in

  1. Mexico
  2. Morocco

And when it’s about making dosh…It is Morocco only that  provides the majority of argan oil for sale commercially….In Morocco…the argan tree plantation is part of a government-protected area…reason I’ve already told you…it’s a rare species and was on the verge of becoming extinct…which in turn supports the national program to develop and protect local forestry in Morocco….

There are a number of alternative uses for Argan oil in the beauty and health areas

There ain’t one..two…three…or any countable number…The benefits done by this oil are numerous…innumerable…

You know why it is considered…Okay…it IS the best liquid for skin?

That is because….Argan oil brands for skin moisturizer because of the fatty acid and sterol content present in it…It smoothly rubs into the skin and leaves it moisturized without feeling oily…The oil contains triterpenoids which protects from dirt and sun…and will also aid in the healing process…Argan oil slows down skin from looking old…it will make your skin look great….

This oil is like a ladies substantial ccare-taker…Even if it something as trivial as a nail…Argan oil takes amazing care of it…apply argan oil to nails to help keep them strong and protect them from breaking too easily….Several experts recommend the use of argan oil in order to treat brittle nails and maintain their strength….So…you see…it’s not just me but the world is vouching for its goods…

Feeling drained and lethargic? Treat yourself…Sorry! The word is ‘pamper’…Pamper yourself with Argan oil…Just apply to stiff…tired and sore muscles after physical activity….All you need to do is warm your hands over a heat source…dip your hands into the argan oil mixed with lemon…and massage over affected areas….and feel nothing less than heaven…

It’s not just the physical goods that it does…Argan Oil maintains healthy and well fed hair….Hair that is too dry can lead to damaged hair and this product can serve as hair’s protector from too much heat and chemicals….It also keeps hair shiny and the scalp moisturized…addressing dandruff and other dry scalp problems…

Also…When taken orally…argan oil can also help treat arthritis because of the carotenoids present…Its linoleic acid and polyphynol content also help reduce soreness and inflammation caused by eczema and psoriasis by acting as anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic agents….

So…saw the unexposed side of Argan…?

Now…Go through our reference links…

  1. Argan for Hemorrhoids by Superior
  2. Raw Oils by Lexi Yoga
  3. Argan Oil With Skin Disorders by Treatment At Home

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

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