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Argan the Miracal Oil from Morocco

October 19th, 2014

Miracle Products and Liquid Gold.

Breakthroughs and miracle products have become a common occurrence in the beauty industry. Cosmetics and hair products popping up left right and center. All claiming to be the ultimate in beauty treatment and care.

whereas putting oil on your skin and hair, was once thought to be a big no no. Today the proliferation of oil extracts as an essential ingredient in hair and skin cosmetics. is becoming more and more popular. What seemed to be worst beauty tip, putting oil on your face and hair, is now an every day occurrence. Of course this is nothing new, For centuries it’s been a well-kept secret known only to the Berber women of Morocco, who use it to nourish their skin, hair and nails.

The times have changed and now it’s time to learn why this miracle oil, has become every beauty expert’s favorite secret ingredient. Argan oil, now the most hyped beauty cosmetic in the industry today. Extracted from kernels of the fruit nut, of the Argan tree. The tree comes under many names, varying from The tree of life to A gift from God, the oil often referred to as Liquid gold. The tree itself is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally harsh conditions of southwestern Morocco. Where it now grows. The genus Argania once covered all of North Africa. But now endangered and under protection of UNESCO. The argan tree grows wild in semi-arid soil, its deep root system helping to protect against soil erosion and the northern advance of the Sahara. This is the reason why the Argan oil is said to be a very rare type, which brings its price higher than other oil products.

Before modern times, the Berber women of ancient Morocco would collect undigested argan pits from the waste of goats which climb the trees to eat their fruit. The pits were then ground and pressed to make the nutty oil used in cooking and cosmetics. However Todays oil used in cosmetic and culinary products is harvested directly from the tree and processed with machines. The production of Argan oil is just as tedious as it is precious. The nuts are stripped of the soft pulp wich surrounds them. Then cracked open, the kernals are then ground to a thick paste. This is then squeezed out until the extraction of Argan oil is completed.

The production of argan oil is having a noticeable environmental and social impact. Argan oil production means that the trees are now seen as a valuable resource. This has led to their preservation with a secondary impact on the environment. The labour-intensive nature of argan oil production, now frequently carried out by women’s co-operatives, has provided a steady income for many women and their families, improved the social status of some women and has encouraged producers of other agricultural products to examine the co-operative model.

The Adaguen cooperative, born in 2000
The Adaguen cooperative, born in 2000
Argan oil for massage.
Argan oil for massage.
Nimbly nibbling the fruit of argan.
Nimbly nibbling the fruit of argan.
Argan nuts.
Argan nuts.
The argan fruit is a favorite among goats.
The argan fruit is a favorite among goats.

The Benifits

During its meteoric climb, the benefits of argan oil have been subject to numerous research studies. And the benefits of this honey-colored substance ( liquid gold ) have been very impressive. Studies have indicated that Argan oil can prevent prostate cancer, lower cholesterol, and prevent or reverse various other diseases.

The benefits when Pure Argan oil is applied to the skin or taken internaly, prove to be both healing and anti-aging. The active natural ingredients in argan oil are impressive, and include…

• Tocopherols

• Squalene

• Carotenes

• Sterols

• Phenolic antioxidants

Dr. Philip Steig, Ph.D., M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital, said “experts are hailing the benefits of Argan oil as the newest super food. As a rule of thumb, about 30% of your diet should come from fat, no more than ¼ from saturated fats such as meat and butter.” The rest should come from healthier, mono- and polyunsaturated fats. said Steig”

Established sources of these healthy fats include:

• Nuts

• Fish

• Sesame oil

• Sunflower oil

• Canola oil

• Olive oil

Argan oil out does every single one of these other food sources.

Traditionally, Argan oil has been used topically to:

• Protect against and heal skin infections

• Clear up acne

• Ease eczema

• Hasten recovery from chicken pox

• Heal cracks and burns

 

Without doubt!

Argan oil is without doubt, One of the Rarest and Most Unique Oils in the World. Isn’t it comforting to know there’s a natural anti-ageing product out there, that isn’t full of chemicals? Argan Oil contains squalene, phytosterols and phenolic compounds. This all sounds a bit mind boggling, but all you really need to know is that these natural ingredients fight and prevent premature ageing. They keep your skin super soft, silky and supple, protect collagen and fight off free radicals. Argan oil, quite literally rejuvenates your skin. Say goodby to fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, keeps looking younger. What is there not to love about this miracle oil from Morocco?

. Rejuvenating Face Mask
. Rejuvenating Face Mask
Hydrating Toner
Hydrating Toner
Hair Styling Shine
Hair Styling Shine
Cuticle and Heel Softener
Cuticle and Heel Softener
Liquid gold
Liquid gold

Top 10 tips

10 ways to best use argan oil in your daily life:

1. Face Moisturizer – After washing morning or night, massage a few drops of argan oil directly onto your face and neck. Argan is not a greasy oil and absorbs quickly into the skin . You can use it as a serum by applying your night cream after the oil absorbs into the skin.

2. Lip Scrub and Moisturizer – For soft and smooth lips, add a few drops of argan oil and vanilla extract to fine brown sugar. Lightly massage into lips using circular motion and rinse off.

3. Rejuvenating Face Mask – Add a few drops of argan oil to your favorite face mask. Or make your own mask by mixing 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of Greek-style yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 drops of argan oil in a bowl. Apply on a clean, dry face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

4. Hydrating Toner – Add a few drops of argan oil to Rose or Orange Blossom water to make your own toner. Or add a few drops of argan oil to your favorite facial toner to hydrate and tone simultaneously.

5. Healthy Face Glow – Add a few drops of argan oil to your foundation, bronzer or tinted moisturizer for a dewy, luminous glow.

6. Leave-on Conditioner – While your hair is still wet, add a few drops of argan oil to your hair, ends and scalp to hydrate and moisturize. It’s especially nourishing for dry hair.

7. Hair Styling Shine – When your hair is dry, use as a styling product by adding a few drops of argan oil to the palms of your hand. Rub your hands together and run your fingers through your hair to create shine.

8. Overnight Hair Treatment – Massage a generous amount of argan oil into your hair, and scalp. Then wrap your hair and leave it on overnight. In the morning, wash your hair and you’ll have luminous, soft nourished locks.

9. Cuticle and Heel Softener – Massage a few drops of argan oil into your cuticles to soften, moisturize and encourage nail growth. To nourish cracked heels, work a good amount of argan oil into your feet and toes. Cover with socks and leave overnight.

10. Body and Bath Oil – Add a few drops of argan oil directly into the bath or body lotion. It’s safe to use on a baby and also helps to minimize stretch marks on a pregnant belly too.

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