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! 🙂