Argan Oil Extraction

It is pretty obvious that when you are so keenly interested in something…have a penchant for it then even the most trivial and minute of detail regarding the thing becomes important…

So…Similarly I have taken the responsibility through this article to enlighten you regarding the extraction of this amazing and beloved oil called Argan….

But…before that…know a little about the background of this extraordinary plant…The Argan tree is found mostly in southern Morocco and some parts of Algeria…It is a thorny…weather resistant fruit producing tree…It has a prominent place in the Moroccan civilization heritage…It was named Argania Spinosa in the early 20th century…Argan tree can live hundreds of years…150 to 200 years according to an estimate…

The weather in which it flourishes is basically hot…dry weather and chalky soil rich in lime are the kind of circumstances that are suitable for the growth of Argan…There is very low average rainfall in those areas of Morocco where Argan is found….But it can capture and absorb moisture necessary for its survival from deep within the soil due to its deeply penetrated roots…Total area where Argan is found today is call Argania Forest…

Hmm…the fruit…the magical fruit of this plant looks somewhat like an olive but just that it is a tad bigger…rounder and brown….Each Argan fruit contain very hard kernels…which contains one or three seeds…The Aragn oil is made from the seeds…But as all this seems it is not so…all this process doesn’t happen that fast…

Now…Finally….coming to the Extraction…

For the extraction of the Argan oil…the fruits after been collected by a beating pole…or from the ground….Then the Argan fruits are dried out naturally in the sun….From the smooth surface they become kind of bumpy and dark brown…When the fruits become totally dry…the flash is peeled off and the kernels are broken to remove the seeds….We tried breaking some…and it wasn’t that easy…

There is a slight catch in all this…Cracking the kernels…takes lots of work and effort and it is being done by hand….Taking the seeds out of the kernels…is also done by hand….

Once the seeds are collected they are being fed into a stone…and some say even clay…made grinder from the top…where another woman rotates the top part to squeeze the oil out of seeds….

Another part of the process is gently roasting the seeds…which give the nutty flavor to the oil….Once the seeds are ground into the paste…the paste is then squeezed between the hands to get the oil….

That oil gets purified to get the clean look as we know it…and we see….

The Argan tree grows wild and only in a semi-dessert type of soil…Today…it’s only possible to find it in southwestern Morocco…and since it’s rare and endangered…UNESCO put it under its protection…

So…for further queries…roll your eyes over the reference links given below…

  1. Argan Oil by Argan Oil Society
  2. Benefits of Argan oil by ecogreenforus
  3. Argan Oil Makes you look young by Argan Oil

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

Argan Oil’s Best Defence

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

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