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

Turn 26 Again With Argan Oil

 

‘Pampered’ your skin with those white elephant cosmetics…creams…lotions…those ugly green face-packs…foundations…Even went under the knife!?
Phew!! Time for you to take it easy now…literally!

Heard your friend’s tip…implemented granny’s advice…now listen just to this bland advice of mine for once…No need to indulge in a war with age…pamper it (in the true sense)…and take my word…it will pamper you back…so much that you at Madonna’s age will look like Scarlett Johansson…

The Argan oil I am talking about has been called many names and is considered precious by many people around the globe…If you are wondering what’s the secret of this oil…then…read on…I am here to reveal the secrets of this natural anti-aging liquid…Argan Essential Oil…

Let’s do a sneek-peek in history….For decades…okay…centuries! Berber women from the Atlas have known and treasured Argan oil because of its moisturizing and regenerating properties…And today…the pharmaceutical…cosmetic and food industries are getting more and more interested in Argan oil since science is demonstrating its extraordinary properties…The top one being it’s anti-aging properties…

And ladies and gentlemen! The catch and the bad is that this argan oil is endangered…yes you heard it right…it is an endangered specied…This prompted some Berber women to create and manage cooperatives to produce and distribute argan oil in order to save the Argan tree…and they did..

Wonders of their deeds…Argan oil now is available in two forms….a culinary ingredient for everyday diet or as a skin care product…The Argan oil protects the heart and the blood vessels…is anti-oxidant…and nourishing….whatever it does inside the body shows on the outside…

The Argan oil as a cosmetic is a very potent anti-aging…nourishing…hydrating and regenerating natural care product…Berber women use it for their skin and hair care since it is rich in vitamin A and has a very high content in vitamin E…which is an extremely potent anti-oxidant…stimulates the synthesis of good prostaglandins and inhibits the effects of aging…

Rich in essentials fatty acids…(the schottenol) the Argan oil invigorates the skin by balancing and stimulating the natural physiologic process of the dermis cells….Schottenol stimulates not only the balance but also the regeneration and healing of the

  • Skin
  • Hair
  • Nails

Argan oil is the perfect solution for dry…and devitalized and aging skins as it will deeply moisturize…protect and nourish…

The high level of vitamin E in makes the benefits of argan oil applicable for skin and hair care…whatever the exact need…the oil has the capability to refresh and renew to a high extent the youth and vitality of the skin thus making it a winner in skin care…And how it is the most able oil to make you look of Scarlett’s age…

Because of the benefits for anti-aging…which countless women purchase each year in order to maintain their youth and vigor…When used to treat the natural lines on the face…which appear on the skin due to age or perpetual habits like frowning or laughing…the effects are miraculous…Most dermatologists would advise using preventative measures to treat the skin as opposed to injecting Botox or any other synthetic material…

Also its anti-inflammation properties make it ideal for combating acne and other pimple related skin problems…It brings back the youthful glow to skin…

Wow…This one is not to miss…anyway…just go through the following reference links…

  1. Benefits of Argan Oil by ecogreenforus
  2. A is for Argan oil by Carole Schor
  3. Liquid gold from Morocco by bakepopsx.info

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

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

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

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 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

Argan Oil – Skin’s Best Friend In Winters

 

Agreed…winters bring along…tons of reason to look excessively chic and stylish…be it dusting those sexy long boots or putting on those long…cosy…coats…

But…Every season has its share of care-taking-area….And when it is for winters…It undoubtedly has to be skin….

Soon after…you’re out of the shower…and the water droplets begin to dry…they leave behind…white….flaky…and dry skin…Frankly…if for a minute the person even ignores the roughness and dryness of skin…what becomes the most intolerable part…is the white-white flakes on the skin…which are unpleasant to see…

But…I wonder why do people have to bother about these problems…when there is Argan essential oil…It certainly is the skin’s best friend in winters…just this and all problems that follow in winters…will take a back seat…

Hmm….The argan oil has a warm citrusy smell…Loaded with vitamin E…anti-aging ingredients that are rich in fatty acids….argan oil is the best treatment for skin during winters…..

This oil glides on smoothly and does not feel heavy or greasy on skin….
Also agran oil when applied on hair ends especially….when hair is damp…it acts as a conditioner for the hair…

The Argan Oil is absolutely

  • Organic
  • Natural
  • Multi purpose
  • Recyclable
  • Fragrance free

Skin surely will fall in love with this caring oil…It will become skin’s favourite care product…as it makes the skin feel and look pampered…moisturized…hydrated and fresh…apply it at night before going to sleep…and see the result in the morning…

Use Argan oil as a skin moisturiser….It is advisable though to skip moisturising if you are going out as the moisturiser will only trap more dust and dirt….You should moisturize your skin using argan oil after you have had your warm bath before going to bed….Like I just mentioned…

You can also use this oil from Morocco on your warm bath…Just a spoonful of this oil and your skin will be invigorated…If you have dry skin…give your skin a massage with this oil before taking your warm bath….Be sure to limit your bath to 15 minutes….

Nails also get a good battering during the cold season…Nails can easily chip and become brittle because of the cold weather…Apply Argan oil on your nails…This oil helps condition and moisturise the nails…This oil has Vitamin E which strengthens your nails….

Use also the oil from Morocco as your conditioner….Remember to not take hot showers or hot baths but instead have quick warm showers or baths to not dry out your skin…

Hmm…Okay now check out our reference links now…

  1. Argan Oil for winter skin by The Mayo News
  2. Dry Skin Remedies for winters by The Daily Green
  3. Argan Oil by Vogue

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