Things you may not know about argan oil…
Posted on August 30 2017
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN PICTURES OF GOATS UP TREES IN MOROCCO?
Rather an odd sight! The argan fruit contains so many nutrients that goats will go to the great lengths of climbing trees to obtain them! So impressive! INSIDE this argan fruit is a small nut which ARGAN OIL is extracted from which lucky for us seems to be equally as nourishing!
The argan tree is a slow growing tree in the southwest of Morocco and around 1998 the precious Moroccan Argan Forest was declared a "Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO". Traditionally argan oil was used in Morocco, applied topically to nourish dry skin, wrinkles (this is important to us!!), psoriasis, eczema, acne, joint pain and skin inflammation and internally as a dietary supplement. Most argan oils available in New Zealand are not food grade so please apply these to your skin only.
Nowadays argan oil is used worldwide by both women and men as a natural and very effective skincare alternative to the chemical laden cosmetics and ointments out there in the marketplace. True 100% unadulterated argan oil is expensive but luckily only a couple of drops is required to nourish the skin and hair which works out excellent value for money. More and more people are becoming choosy about what they apply to their skin, and rightly so, as our body absorbs everything we put on, quite a sobering thought!
Argan oil is so full of nutrients that cosmetic companies are now using argan oil in their expensive anti-aging skincare and as an ingredient in their hair products. When we apply argan oil to our face and body, trocopherol from the high Vitamin E content helps boost our cell production, along with being rich in Vitamin A content moisturises our skin and helps to reduce wrinkles. Research shows another reason why argan oil is increasing in popularity is that it is also packed with anti-oxidants, linoleic acids and Omega -6 fatty acids! Such a nourishing and healing cocktail of ingredients for our skin! Also,argan oil is one of the few oils that does not clog the pores of your skin!
Mothers and Mothers to be may be interested to know that argan oil can prevent and help stretch marks as it improves the elasticity of your skin . Harmless and pure, just rub a few drops in your hands and massage very gently onto your stomach, thighs, hips or any other areas of concern.
These are but a few of the uses of argan oil, I will touch on more ways to use argan oil in my next blog.
Watch this space…
In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about argan oil or if you're interested in purchasing some of the most pure organic argan oil on the market, you can do so here.