Organic Argan Oil

 
Berber women grinding the Argan fruit kernel
Cracking the Argan kernel
Argan Fruit
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Organic Argan Oil in 30 mL (about 1 ounce)

Organic, virgin argan oil with its natural odour.  You can soften this odour by adding a few drops of essential oils for fragrance.  This cold-pressed oil does wonders for your hair, face, and body.  Use it directly for intense conditioning treatments, or dilute with another oil or water. Argan oil is the base in our handmade beard oil

Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, carotenes, and fatty acids.  It helps with burns, scratches, and stretch marks, making it the perfect all around oil for everything! 

 

Read our blog post about this oil for more details.   

When you buy Argan oil from Henna Art, you are not only investing in a completely natural beauty product for yourself, but also helping women's Co-Ops throughout Morocco.  These co-ops not only employ women in Morocco, but also focus on improving working conditions of rural women, and help generate income for rural families.  All the Argan oil sold by us is produced by women's cooperatives that share the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe.  The cooperatives have also established reforestation programs so the Argan tree can continue to thrive, and thus, provide the precious Argan oil supply all over the world. 

Argan oil comes from the nut of the argan fruit tree.  This oil is derived from... that's right, goat poo!  The argan tree grows only in Morocco, and is not cultivated anywhere else in the world (if you see Argan oil from anywhere else but Morocco, BEWARE!)  Mountain goats climb the tree to eat the fruit. They cannot, however, digest the nut from the fruit, so it comes out.... that's right, in their poo.  The poo pellets are then picked up by workers.  Workers then work to separate the nut from the goat poo, giving them just the nut of the Argan fruit.

The nut is then cracked and ground to extract the oil.  There is no Argan essential oil, just a carrier oil.  This oil has been used for hundreds of years by Moroccan women as a base for cosmetics, for hair care, and for eating.

Argan oil is food for your skin and hair.  It is one of highest oils in vitamin E, fatty acids, carotenes, and antioxidants.  It was traditionally extracted by Berber women.  With recent exploitation of the Argan trees, it has become an endangered species and under protection by UNESCO.

 

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