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Argan Oil

18 Comments 28 March 2012

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Argan Oil

Have you heard about argan oil?

From Morocco, it’s harvested by women’s cooperatives and helps to support them. Sometimes referred to as “liquid gold” for it’s benefits when applied topically to skin and hair, the oil is harvested from the nut of the argan tree. The locals even drizzle it on food like olive oil!

If you are intrigued and want to learn more, here is a great in depth article Liquid Gold In Morocco in the New York Times.

Argan oil is super high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. I gave it a try and really liked it, but remember, I have dry skin. I love trying out different serums and oils on my face.

It’s true that it is more popular in Europe. I saw it listed in skin products in Spain and Italy last summer. And last month I saw it listed a few times as an ingredient when I checked out natural skin products in Israel.

I love mixing up my face oils now and then. You never know, one might benefit your skin in one way, and another might add something else!

I bought mine from Amazon because I couldn’t easily find it anywhere else. I liked it that Watts Beauty has 1oz. bottles of 100% Certified Organic Cold Pressed Argan Oil for only $8.96. (Looks like they’ve changed their label since I bought mine.)

Have you tried argan oil? Did you like it?

Here’s to happy skin!

*If you are wondering why I’m talking about skin care products, check out this blog post about gluten-free cosmetics. Share your thoughts about this controversial topic and please take the poll. Thx! 🙂


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  1. 1
    Lily says:

    That’s a FANTASTIC price if it’s 100% Argan. Usually, with those finer oils, they’re “cut” with something like grapeseed. 10oz for under $10 is CRAZY-cheap!

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    Kelly says:

    there’s this one for about the same price without the drama in the comments section about the change in ecocert organic certification.

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    Kathryn says:

    I love argon oil and use it daily. It’s also wonderful to condition your hair – I work in a couple of drops before drying and styling.

      Kathryn says:

      Apparently as much as I love it I just can’t spell it! =D

        Kelly says:

        hee hee…I think Argan sounds like is should be a name in Lord Of The Rings.

        Kathryn, what brand do you use?

          Kathryn says:

          Yes, a LOTR hero, no doubt! =D

          I’m just about at the end of a bottle I picked up in France last summer (your Paris post was a huge help!) so that’s why your post caught my eye. Mine is from Les Cosmetiques and is called Hammam Imperial – 100% Organic Argan oil.

            Kelly says:

            oooh la la! 😉 Glad you had a good time! Thx for sharing…but not sure I’ll be able to pick some of that up soon!

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    Sue says:

    Not sure if would trust Argan oil coming from France; somehow I feel most french cosmetics has chemicals than for ex the British..

  6. 6

    I’ve never heard of it. Will have to take a look!

  7. 7

    you must try ACURE organics brand – they sell a balm they call the “line eraser” that is for facial lines and scar therapy and is made of argan oil and starflower! i’m pretty sure whole foods carries it and is USDA approved organic! i even put it on bruises to help them heal faster 🙂

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    Joanna says:

    What a wonderful post! Thank you. I simply love my Argan oil.. It may be expensive, but it sure works! Can’t live without it.. It is really gold!!

    Argan oil is an excellent pampering beauty must-have for anyone who wants to have a good complexion (for both sexes) and smooth hair, cuticle and all that. Unfortunately, the oil is not well-known enough yet in the beauty world.

    Anyhow, I came across another very good and systematic article that enlists all the advantages of Argan Oil and how we can use it in our daily lives to improve our beauty the natural way:

    Cheers! Keep it up and write more!

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    Lisa Rubin says:

    Okay guys, this is not for the budget minded (Barneys), but Linda Rodin’s facial oil is a cult favorite, is gluten free, and my favorite skin care item!

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    Lala superstar says:

    I used to use Argan hair oil but I switched to the Shielo shine restoration oil – its is a type of amazon oil which I heard about on TV. The Shielo hair oil is nothing short of amazing. I’m a product junkie with thick/frizzy hair, and have NEVER experienced a hair product like this before. I have tried this formula both ways: on wet and on dry hair. Using it on dry hair gives it a bit of a shine…and even a little body.

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