Argan oil is from the nuts of the argan tree, which grows almost exclusively in Morocco. Argan oil is said to have restorative and age-defying effects. It is very moisturising and is quickly absorbed, is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It is high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids and is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles.
It helps to protect and regenerate the skin, leaving it soft and supple and is good for damaged and mature skin also.
Notes from our Moroccan supplier:
Argan oil is a stable unique oil which has an exceptional percentage of essential fatty acids, one of which is linoleic acid (omega 6, the most essential of all), ensuring the repair and defence of the skin by stimulating intracellular oxygenation.
The essential fatty acids fight against drying and the loss of elasticity which encourage the appearance of wrinkles. The skin gains suppleness, elasticity and tone and becomes more resistant to ageing effects. This beneficial action against cutaneous ageing is reinforced by a very high content of vitamin E (tocopherols), helping hydrating and healing, but especially one of the most powerful biological antioxidisers which neutralises the free radicals. Vitamin E protects the cell membranes against lipid oxidisation and slows down the process of skin ageing.
Face : Massage delicately a few drops of argan oil on a cleansed face and neck.
Body : After a bath or a peeling, warm the oil in your hands and massage your body with upward movements 2 or 3 times a week.
Hair : Once a week spread the oil from the roots to the ends and leave for about an hour before shampooing. Dry and brittle hair recovers brilliance and suppleness.
Our argan oil comes from a village in the Atlas mountains. The company is involved in rural development and the protection of the argan tree. All parts of the argan nut are used, the pulp for animal feed and the shell for firewood. This means the argan trees need not be cut for firewood.
The company is involved in may community projects in the village: street lighting; garbage collection; school canteen; planting olive trees.
1. Heat Water Phase until 65°C.
2. Heat Oil Phase until melted, then cool to 65°C.
3. Combine the two phases and blend intermittently with a stick blender until thick.
4. Add Last Phase and blend in.
5. Spoon into pots.