History of argan oil morocco

History of argan oil morocco

Argan oil comes from Argan nuts, which themselves grow on the argan tree. This tree is found exclusively in Morocco, in the High Atlas in the south of the country. Walnuts are harvested between June and August, traditionally by Moroccan women.

They then dry the fruit in the sun, then remove the pulp, crush the nuts to extract the amandon. Mixed and pressed, the amandon will finally deliver the precious Argan oil. In addition to being a tedious and painstaking work, this oil is a very rare elixir since it takes about 40 kg of Argan fruit to make 1 liter of oil (hence the price often high).

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The ever increasing demand for argan oil for food or cosmetics brings together women in cooperatives for more productive but valued work, while respecting the Arganeraie. The argan tree plays an important socio-economic role in this very arid region, because it allows the maintenance of rural populations (this activity is the only source of income for women), and ecological because it repels the progression of the desert by maintaining a humidity and soil fertility favorable to agriculture.

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Gold for the hair

Argan oil is a natural cosmetic care that helps keep your hair healthy. It nourishes and revitalizes the hair, giving it strength, suppleness, shine and softness. Argan oil does not grease hair, so it can also be used for oily hair.

 Dry hair

Apply argan oil from the roots to the ends, gently massaging the scalp. Brush your hair gently to distribute the oil well, then wrap them with a hot towel. Leave for at least an hour, then rinse and shampoo gently. To renew once a week in treatment period, then once a month to keep beautiful hair in the long term.

Tips and / or dry lengths

Apply a few drops of argan oil on the tips / lengths without rinsing or washing. Personally, I make this beauty every day (with argan oil or another oil such as coconut oil for example), before going out to protect them from external aggressions (wind, rain ...) or before to sleep to regenerate them. Warm it in your hands before application so that it becomes fluid.

Hair loss

Massage the scalp with argan oil to revitalize the hair bulb. The oil prolongs the life of the hair and promotes regrowth.


Massage the scalp with argan oil and leave before shampooing until the itching disappears.

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An elixir for the skin

Unroasted argan oil is known for its restorative, softening and protective properties for the driest and most fragile skin. It penetrates quickly, does not leave a greasy film on the skin, and is 100 times more effective than a cream (like other vegetable oils) because only the oil deeply moisturizes the skin. And yes !

Effective for the face (anti-aging or anti-acne natural), the body, the lips, it is also a very good natural make-up remover. Apply the oil on your face and eyes with a soaked cotton pad or, better, with your fingertips, to dissolve all traces of makeup. To perfect the makeup removal, you can use a rose water for example.

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Where to get it?

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In the cosmetic department of your pharmacy, drugstore or organic store. Or on the Internet. Choose a pure argan oil, first cold pressed, virgin and if possible certified organic. Beware of cosmetic products (shower gels, moisturizing creams ...) that contain argan oil, they usually contain very little oil, and are therefore in no way effective. Be careful to choose an argan oil developed for cosmetic use, and not food, they are not intended for the same use:

The edible oil is darker and has a more pronounced taste and smell due to roasting. It has great nutritional qualities, and is recommended against cardiovascular diseases. It also acts as an appetite suppressant, stimulates brain cells and liver function, and eliminates bad cholesterol.
The cosmetic oil is lighter and feels almost nothing. It has great virtues on the skin, hair and nails. It is not edible.

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