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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eczema…Your Time Is Over! – Argan OIil

There are certain problems of poor helpless humans which when occur….become the cue for myriad others to follow…You the saying…’it never rains…it pours’

Same goes for the problem of Eczema…once it lashes a being…it brings along many other skin conditions to worsen the Eczema…

Read this explanation of this problem…

The disease called Eczema…is a skin disorder that most often affects babies and children although it may also affect adults…Also known as atopic eczema…it is

  • Unattractive
  • Itchy
  • Irritating

Although it is not contagious…(thank god!) but eczema is a recurring and a chronic skin condition…This skin condition is often linked to dry skin…immune system dysfunction…and allergies…Stress is said to worsen and further enhance the symptoms of it….

Be sure one is suffering from this disease when…you observe…

  • Skin with eczema looks like red and brown rough areas on the skin…
  • Usually…there would be raised bumps which may become crusts…
  • Parts of the skin become thick and scaly….These parts may also crack in cold weather and when skin becomes dry…

It is said to be itchy especially during night time…People with eczema are sensitive to pain…

Argan Oil Is The Saviour

Essential oils like Argan…are very helpful in relieving the symptoms of eczema…Oils are used to moisturize the cracked and dried up skin….Also….Argan oil addresses the allergies and immunity problems of people who have eczema….These allergies act as triggers to some of eczema’s worst symptoms…

Oils are often used to make a topical remedy….I’ll exemplify….argan oil and essential oils are mixed together….This mixture soothes and protects dry skin…When making your own topical remedy…you are able to pick which oils you want to help cure your eczema problems….

Argan oil is the only natural oil out in the market that combines many of the benefits of different oils such as

  • Almond
  • Grape
  • Olive
  • Avocado oils

It can be used as it is on skin affected by eczema and you don’t have to make a blend as it is effective on its own….

How Does Argan Oil Treat Eczema?

  • Argan oil is an excellent natural moisturizer. Because argan oil is rich in fatty acids…it moisturizes better than other oils like olive oil and Shea butter….
  • It is both long lasting and light…making it easy for the skin to absorb….
  • Argan oil has both oleic and linoleic acids that are excellent soothing properties….
  • Argan oil successfully maintains the skins pH balance therefore providing protection to the skin…The skin is protected from harmful agents like the sun…pollution…smoking….
  • Argan oil protects the skin and restores its nutrients…Because argan oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E…argan oil has an outstanding ability to oxidize skin….
  • Argan oil is able to reduce and remove ugly scars left by dried up eczema scars….

So…now you know that with these properties…argan oil is sure to help people suffering from eczema….When applied to the skin on a regular basis…argan oil will surely lessen skin irritations and dryness…yes! Be sure it will…As this oil is an all natural product…it is safe to be used by all ages…You don’t have to experiment with various oils….just this one oil can help you relieve any form of eczema problem…Take my word…

Go through our reference links…

  1. Argan Oil and Eczema Outbreak by Beauty Banter
  2. Eczema Treated By Argan Oil by Zimbio
  3. Argan oil works for Eczema by stopeczema