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

 

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

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

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

Argan – A Beauty Oil It Is

You know Argan Oil…is just one of its kind…that just the plain use of it…frees you from all possible problems blocking your path from looking ‘beautiful’ in the true sense of the word…

I personally have never heard of any product… ( which are usually chemical based)…doing the favors to you that Argan oil alone does…Leave aside being equally efficient as argan oil…

Argan oil has a separate existence of its own…

Extracted by first cold pressed Argan oil is an oil cosmetic rehydrating and regenerating epidermal cells….It has a restoration of the film hydrolipidic nutrient intakes and increases in the dermis and epidermis….Not only that…Its high levels of natural antioxidant substances (often called tocopherols) and anti-free radicals to give an exceptional anti-aging…What I am trying to explain is that…In particular…anti-aging functions are demonstrated by the latest scientific studies… Argan oil is also an amazing anti-aging action… It quickly removes wrinkles…Berber women to say that it erases the results as an eraser erases in an instant the pencil…

You will be surprised to know that it this oil is nothing of today…rather…For hundreds of years…women in southern Morocco can be treated with argan oil pursuant to the skin by massage to prevent and treat chapped lips…cracks in the dermis especially under anti-wrinkle….

Argan oil has always been and yet has again become a favorite ingredient in beauty products….Hailing from the kernel of the argan tree and extracted by women of the region…this lightweight oil contains a medley of the good stuff:

  • Vitamin E
  • Antioxidants
  • Essential fatty acids

Loaded with anti aging properties…argan oil helps to restore moisture and control oil production…It’s no wonder the cosmetic industry has fallen into beauty lust with this ‘liquid gold’…

Not just skin…Argan Beauty Oil is also wonderful on hair adding body and shine to dull…lifeless and frizzy locks….

This oil respects the integrity and functions of the acid mantle…which in turn protects the skin from moisture loss and acne-causing bacteria….

It works beautifully with the rest of the range…enriching and enhancing the benefits of all our products leaving face…body and hair balanced and healthy…

Rich in antioxidant vitamin E and sterols…cosmetic grade Argan Oil has been shown to prevent drying and physiological ageing….neutralising free radicals…restoring the hydrolipid film….protecting connective tissue…revitalising the skin and boosting vital cell functions….Anti inflammatory and non comedogenic…it is also beneficial to problem skins and conditions such as rosacea…eczema…psoriasis etc….

Versatile and multi-tasking it soothes and smoothes

  • Face
  • Body
  • Hands
  • Nails
  • Scalp
  • Hair

Ideal for use on scars and irritated…dehydrated or damaged skin after exposure to sun or cold weather…Helps prevent stretch marks and is the natural solution to caring for babies’ skins as well…

So…now please go through our reference links…

  1. Argan is a beauty oil by Gorgeously Green
  2. Argan Oil by Skin And Beauty Care
  3. Skin care and argan oil by bpb

Lip-Smacking Food And Argan Oil

Could anyone have ever imagined that something so sinfully irresistible and a tasty cheat food like chocolate could do so good to your heart?

I mean..of course you know that it is a must for heart patients to consume at least a small bar of dark chocolate on a daily basis…it does a lot of good to their heart…

Similarly…no one must have imagined that something like Argan oil….when consumed can do SO much of good to the body…the organs…substantially!

Yes…Food when cooked in Argan oil not only becomes a lot more healthy but also amazingly tasty…Don’t believe me? Read on…

As far as extraction of this oil is concerened…Argan Oil Nuts are lightly roasted before pressing….This gives the oil produced its golden brown colour and delicious nutty flavour…Many health benefits are also claimed for culinary Argan Oil most interestingly its role in reducing cholesterol…See…

Culinary Oil in particular should be as fresh as possible to preserve the great taste….This is why we ensure that none of our oil is more than 3 months old….

The culinary Argan oil is golden brown colour and has delicious creamy nutty flavour…The Oil is used within cooking primarily for its roasted nutty flavour…It is not used in place of Olive Oil for high temperature cooking and frying but may be used for medium heat applications such as pan frying ingredients…

You know…Argan is most commonly used in Morocco as a kind of butter….Interesting to know no?

Yes…It is eaten by dipping bread into the oil and eating….and it taste yummy! This is best done using good quality thick bread or even a French baguette style of bread…

The best and versatile quality of this oil is that Argan Oil is very flexible and can be used to add flavour for sweet and savoury dishes…salads and sauces….It can be drizzled over food….such as roasted pepper…before serving or stirred into soups…roasts or Tagines…. Create nutty flavoured salad dressing by combining….It can also be used in preparing cakes such as Moroccan ‘Slilou’ or Baklava type pastries….

I’ll tell you a quick recipe…Use on roasted goat-cheese with almonds…blend with honey to create a breakfast spread…blend with melted chocolate or cream to create unique ice cream sauces add to nutty stuffing and salsas to add a deep rich flavour…Already feeling hungry no?

Hmm…There have been a number of studies into Culinary Argan oil and its health benefits…in particular the cholesterol reducing effects and possible Chemo-preventative effects of Argan Oil in the Moroccan diet….That’s what it does best…

Okay…now go through our reference links…

  1. Argan Oil makes things better by Food Republic
  2. Argan Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Argan Oil by Not Without Salt

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

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

The Oil That Nurtures – Argan Oil

Argan, frankly when I first read about it, I couldn’t make myself to believe the fact that this oil is just ‘one’ of its kind to deal with possibly anything and everything with equal efficiency, I mean of course there are other essential oils but this one leaves them all behind owing to one amazing quality of it…Versatility!

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.

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.

  • Used as a nourishing facial treatment and night oil, as a skin protector in cold weather, or as an after-sun soother and moisturiser;
  • 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;

Alright, 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

Aragan Oil Rules The Arena Of Aromatherapy

Nothing gives a high like listening to the favourite set of songs…and something as soothing and pacifying as aromatherapy…

You know what aromatherapy is? Have you ever tried it? If you haven’t…after reading this article I bet you will…Read on…

Aromatherapy actually is the ancient science of healing….relaxing and energizing by the use of plants and their parts….you know absolute natural way…
Be it the

  • Roots
  • Barks
  • Flowers
  • Fruits
  • Seeds
  • Nuts

The above mentioned parts of a plant…they all play a crucial part in this science….It is one of the more popular branches of alternative medicines…The word aromatherapy is derived from two words aroma which means smell and therapy which stands for healing….

Essentials oils like Argan oil are the extracts of plants and their parts and form their life force….These oils are extracted by the means of steam distillation…cold expression…or fixed oil or alcohol extraction…

Argan oil affects your mood…They enter through our olfactory system and affect the nervous system…thus improving mood and relaxing or energizing us…

Also Argan oil helps in alleviating stress and speeding up healing…These essential oils also have cosmetic properties and can be used in skincare and hair care products….Many of these oils have known

  • anti-viral
  • antifungal
  • antiseptic properties

And they are even used in household products for cleaning and antiseptic uses…

These oils can be inhaled…massaged onto your body…added to the bath or shower or sprayed in the room….and see the magic this oil do to your senses…

Ancient Argan Oil has survived since the Tertiary period…only to almost become extinct in our time…due to over grazing by goats…chopping down of trees for firewood and long…extended periods of drought….

But to our oil’s rescue was…UNESCO and the cooperation of the Moroccan Government…Together they have created a reforestation project and developed a women’s cooperative that produces Fair-Trade Argan Oil….Money from the sales of Argan Oil are used for health care and women’s education….And this in turn this supports their entire community….I think this is the only aromatherapy Argan Oil which is exported….

Argan oil has been a prized possession of the Berbers for hundreds of years for its cooking…medicinal and cosmetic properties….Aromatherapy Argan oil is rich in

  • Vitamin E
  • Phenols
  • Carotene
  • Squalene
  • Unsaturated fatty acids

Argan Oil is also rich in essential fatty acids…antioxidants…It can be used to soften…protect and nourish your skin…hair and nails…It is incredibly light…non-comedogenic and is easily absorbed…to leave skin and hair feeling silky soft and smooth….It is suitable for all skin types….And is hence extensively used in aromatherapies…

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. Vegetable oils used in aromatherapy by bpb
  2. Virgin Argan oil by Best Aromatherapy Candles
  3. Argan Oil by Cathy Wong