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

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

Argan Oil’s Magical Touch Cures Psoriasis

 

A lot of people in my knowledge have suffered or are suffering from the problem of psoriasis…Frankly…there is nothing alarming about the disease…the damage it does mentally is more than what we can see on the skin…

I’ll brief you in detail…about the ins and outs of this disease…

Psoriasis is basically a medical condition that occurs when skin cells grow too quickly… Faulty signals in the immune system cause new skin cells to form in days rather than weeks…The body does not shed these excess skin cells…so the cells pile up on the surface of the skin and lesions form…

All that is affected by Psoriasis includes the nails…I mean that not the only part that is affected…But the main that is affected…About 50% of people who develop psoriasis see changes in their fingernails and/or toenails….If the nails go through the following…

  • Begin to pull away from the nail bed
  • Develop pitting
  • Ridges
  • Yellowish-orange colour

Be very sure that the trouble is psoriasis…Without treatment…it can progress and become debilitating….It is important to see a dermatologist if nail changes begin or joint pain develops….Early treatment can prevent joint deterioration…

But but but….before you get down to treat Psoriasis an a far more expensive and later level…try giving it the magical touch of Argan oil…I’ll tell you why…

This Argan Oil has gained an international reputation as nature’s anti-aging skin care product….It is rich in naturally occurring antioxidants…

  • Essential fatty acids
  • Carotenoids
  • Ferulic acid
  • Sterols
  • Polyphenols
  • Vitamin E

Argan Oil also contains this component called Squalene…a unique and rare component which is suggested to protect against skin cancer…Argan Oil amazing inventory of active ingredients provides your skin and body with the nutrients it needs to maintain its healthy radiance…

If talk about the conventional uses of this Argan Oil then it is traditionally used for

  • Skin
  • Hair
  • nail care
  • cooking
  • massage
  • prevention of stretch marks
  • natural healing of Psoriasis

To add on to your knowledge….Extensive research has revealed that argan oil…restores the skin’s water-lipid layer and increases the amount of nutrients and oxygen in the skin cell….neutralizes free radicals…and protects connective tissue…Isn’t that amazing to note?

Its chemical composition has prompted numerous laboratories to use it in their best selling products….So today…be it creams….lotions….shampoos….whatever….argan oil is a part of it…

Again I’ll touch a few portions of this oil…I am sure you must be aware of the stupendous benefits of Vitamin E….Listen up…Argan oil has it in absolute abundance…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 cell…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…

Okay…now quickly go through our reference links…

  1. Argan Oil Benefits by bpb
  2. Argan Oil for Psoriasis by henryj.org
  3. Argan oil works for Psoriasis by Psoriasis Help Organization

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

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

Argan Oil For Beauty Treatment- In A Nutshell

 

I dedicate this article to reviewing the amazing Argan oil substantially…I mean all the main benefits of Argan Oil in a nutshell…

Here are the top 10 beauty benefits of Argan oil…

  1. Split Ends….Massage argan oil into the ends of your hair to prevent split ends….
  2. Scalp Rescue…Keep your scalp moisturized and healthy by rubbing argan oil on it prior to taking a shower…let sit 15-20 minutes….it’ll do wonders…
  3. Lip…Use argan oil instead of a lip balm…Use it neat or for additional moisture and a creamy texture…mix 2 parts beeswax or mango butter with 4 parts argan oil…melt over a double boiler…stir and pour the mixture into your favorite jar….
  4. Luminizer…After applying your makeup…take a very small amount of argan oil and spread it in both hands and gently dab your cheekbones to give your complexion an extra healthy…dewy glow….
  5. Facial and Body Moisturizer…Massage into your face….neck and anywhere else that needs moisturizer morning and night…Don’t forget your elbows…knees and other areas that tend to get dry….
  6. Eat it…Your skin is a direct reflection of what you are eating…You’d be hard-pressed to find a more delicious edible oil than this one…with a distinctive…unique nutty flavor and ridiculous amounts of vitamin E…antioxidants and amino acids….
  7. Nails…Massage argan oil into your cuticles…nails…hand and feet next time you give yourself or get a manicure and pedicure….Also…Apply argan oil to your hands and feet and cover with socks and sleep with them…your hands and feet will be soft and hydrated in the morning…
  8. Hair Smoothing Serum…Argan oil is both a finishing and styling product for hair…straight…curly…and everything in between….Apply a small amount after washing hair and then to tame frizz while styling….
  9. Blemishes…Make your own blemish treatment…blending one part argan oil…one part tea tree oil and one part lavender essential oil…All can be found at any specialty vitamin store or grocery store…

10. Scrub…Make your own sugar scrub…mix raw cane sugar…honey and argan oil…Rub gently unto the skin until the sugar dissolves…Rinse well…

Hmm…nice no?

So…quickly check out our reference links now…

  1. Argan Oil by Argan Oil Society
  2. Argan oil for skin…hair…nails by Living Organic
  3. Argan Oil by Argan Oil Benefits

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

Argan Oil – Official Info

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Okay, now go through our reference links now -

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

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