|Latin Name:||Argania spinosa |
|Status:||refined, deodorized, hand-pressed, organic |
Argan Oil is hand pressed from the nuts of the fruits of the Argan Tree (Argania spinosa), that grows only in Morocco. The Argan tree is known to live up to 200 years and is one of the rarest oils in the world. For centuries, Moroccans have used Argan oil in skin care and cooking. A very labour intensive process is required to shell and crush the fruits prior to pressing the oil.
Argan Oil possesses a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and improve skin elasticity. The oil is high in lipids including the omega-9 oleic acid and the omega-6 linoleic acid, and it can be effective in treating dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne and sunburned skin. It is a good choice for inclusion in formulations for mature skin. Its high polyphenol content makes it a strong anti-oxidant and adds to its stable shelf life.
Argan Oil possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is a highly beneficial addition to formulations intended to reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains. It is used for hair and scalp treatments and the restoration of brittle nails. Unroasted Argan Oil is used in cosmetic preparations. When roasted it has a distinct nutty aroma and may be used in cooking.
- Additional Info
Shelf Life: 1 - 2 years. Refrigeration recommended.
Glass or Plastic? We are now offering a selection of our carriers in your choice of glass or plastic packaging. In order to offset the additional shipping charges because of the weight of glass, there is a nominal fee of $0.50 when you choose glass.