Argan (Moroccan) Carrier Oil
- Product Code: CO-A04
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £12.50
Argan Oil is produced from the seeds of the Argan tree (Argania spinosa) which is thought to be one of the oldest trees on earth. It grows on the Souss Plains in south-west Morocco and is found in only a few other locations around the world. The oil, which is cold-pressed from the seeds which are found in the trees fruit, is considered to be one of the rarest oils in the world owing to its very small and specific growing area.
In 1999 UNESCO declared the Argan Forest an International Biosphere and provided funds to ensure the trees’ preservation. All Argan oil sold today is harvested and produced by a fair trade women’s cooperative that shares the profits among local Berber women. The cooperative has also established an ecosystem reforestation project to protect the supply of oil.
Argan Oil has traditionally been used by the local Berber people of Morocco for cooking and cosmetic purposes. Thanks to its powerful anti-ageing and nutritional properties, the oil is now becoming of interest to the rest of the world and a global market has evolved. The oil is now used as an ingredient in many luxury skincare products.
Argan Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants and Vitamin E. 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.
Click on the How to Use / Recipes tab for more information on the many uses of Argan Oil. You can also read our blog article if you'd like to know more.
SAFETY ADVICE: If you suffer from nut allergies it is advisable to consult your doctor before using this product.
It is ideal for protecting the skin from both extreme hot and cold weather. Its hydrating properties make it useful for treating dry patches anywhere on the body including eczema, psoriasis and even chapped lips!
It can help to reduce the appearance of scars and prevent stretch marks. It is ideal for massage and is even suitable for babies to help treat sore, dry patches and cradle cap.
Argan’s anti-inflammatory properties can help to ease rheumatic joints, aching muscles and sports injuries.
It is an effective hair conditioner and can help to restore dry, damaged hair. Massage a few drops into the ends of the hair or into the roots if you have a dry flaky scalp or dandruff. Leave for an hour and rinse out with shampoo for soft, shiny, manageable hair.
Argan can help to strengthen weak, brittle nails and soften cuticles. Rub a small amount into your hands at night to promote strong, healthy nails and smooth, soft hands.
How to use: A little goes a long way so you’ll only need one or two drops! Argan oil can be blended with other products but you may find that the absorption rate is reduced, which in turn will impact on the moisturising and healing effects.