Argan (Moroccan) Carrier Oil
- Product Code: CO-A04
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £12.75
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. Most 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 including sensitive, oily and acne prone skin.
The oil can be particularly helpful for moisturising dry skin, reducing signs of ageing and sun damage, balancing oily skin, soothing inflamed skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks, conditioning the nails and cuticles and nourishing dry hair and scalp. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe general aches and pains, arthritis and other rheumatic conditions and it is also thought to be helpful for supporting respiratory problems such as sore throats, asthma and bronchitis.
SAFETY ADVICE: If you suffer from nut allergies it is advisable to consult your doctor before using this product. Although it isn't technically a tree nut, it is derived from the kernel of a stone fruit.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Mix 5ml of melted Extra Virgin Coconut Butter, 5ml Argan Oil, 2 drops Lavender and 2 drops Ylang Ylang and massage into hair and scalp. Cover head with cling film or shower cap and leave for as long as possible (at least 30 minutes). Massage in some shampoo before wetting your hair and then shampoo out as normal.
Hair Smoothing Serum
Mix 15ml each of Argan and Jojoba in a 30ml dropper bottle with 5 drops Geranium, 3 drops Chamomile and 2 drops Lavender! Shake well. Rub a drop or two into the palms of your hands and smooth onto the ends of your hair as required.
Hand, Nail & Cuticle Oil
Argan can help to strengthen weak, brittle nails and soften cuticles. Rub a couple of drops into your hands at night to promote strong, healthy nails and smooth, soft hands.
Hydrating Face Mask
Mix 15ml Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel, 5ml Argan Oil, 5ml Vitamin E Oil and 1 drop each of Rose and German Chamomile essential oil. Apply to face and neck and leave on for at least 10 minutes. Wipe off or massage in any excess gel. Ideal after sun exposure.
Rich Moisturising Cream
Mix 60ml Moisturising Cream, 5ml Argan Oil, 5ml Castor Oil, 5ml warmed Extra Virgin Coconut Butter, 8 drops Lavender essential oil, 8 Geranium, 6 Frankincense, 4 Patchouli and 3 Neroli.
Massage Oil for Muscle Pain & Stiffness
Mix 25ml Sweet Almond Oil, 5ml Argan Oil, 5 drops each of Sweet Marjoram and Lavender and 3 drops each of Rosemary and Black Spruce.
Massage Gel for Arthritis
Mix 20ml Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel, 5ml Argan Oil, 5ml Rosehip Seed Oil, 15 drops Lavender, 4 drops Black Spruce, 2 drops each of Yarrow and Plai and 1 drop Peppermint.