Various Uses for Argan Oil

Argan Oil originated in Morocco, it is oil derived from the nuts of a Argania Spinosa.  This is a tree grown in the desert.  This tree does not grown native anywhere else in the world.  The oil from the Argania Spinosa tree nut is extracted through the process of cold pressing.   Argan Oil is very versatile in the Culinary, Medical and Cosmetic industries.   In the culinary industry it is used as a health food that prevents cancer, cardiovascular disease as well as obesity.  In the Cosmetic industry it is known to nourish the hair, prevent acne and flakey skin.  In the medical industry it has been used directly on the skin to soothe rheumatoid arthritis, heal burns and other uses.  

Despite it many uses it is most popular  in the cosmetic industry.   Most products are now advertising the content of Argan Oil.   Argan oil is now found throughout the beauty industry including Hair, Nail and Skin Care Industry.   Argan Oil is filled with many beneficial phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids.  The phenols include caffeic acid, oleuropein, vanillic acid, tyrosol, catechol, resorcinol, epicatechin and catechin. These natural ingredients prevent premature aging, leave skin soft, fights off free radicals and rejuvenate skin.  This greatly reduces tell tale signs of aging such as age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.  It is also highly beneficial to hair.  Argan Oil helps to hydrate hair which assist in preventing fly aways.  It penetrates the pores of hair follicles and shaft to enhance the elasticity of hair.  It treats damage hair and helps control unmanageable hair.  The natural anti-oxidants in Argan Oil give strength to weak hair strands and the vitamin E found in argan oil treats and repairs damage hair.  Omega 3 and Fatty Acid found in Argan Oil heals split ends .

The Nail industry has been using Argan oil to condition nails for manicures as well as pedicures.  SInce both nails and hair contain Keratin, nails also have received positive effects from the use of Argan Oil.  It reduces the chances of brittleness and breakage in turn allowing nails to grow quickly and healthy.  It also repairs nails that have suffered damage. Since many women have used harsh chemicals on their nails such as acetone, and glue from artificial fingernails this affects the fingernails as well as the cuticle.  Gentle rubbing argan oil around the cuticles can restore the damage and strengthen thin nails.

The Argan tree is a special tree.  It only produces fruit after it is 30 to 50 years old.  It only grows in Morocco so due to it’s rarity it is priced appropriately due to its benefits.   One tree approximately  yields 1 liter of oil.   Although various commercial growers have attempted to grow Argan Oil outside of Morocco, attempts thus far have not been successful.  Therefore, Argan oil is very valuable and priced accordingly.    For more information regarding Argan oil visit

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