What is Argan oil?

What is Argan oil?

What is argan oil? In parts of Morocco, the rare argan tree grows. By squeezing the kernels from the argan tree, you get 100% pure argan oil, a substance with long-standing traditions of use in Morocco. Only in recent years has the rest of the world become aware of the possibilities of argan oil, known for its benefits to the skin, hair, and nails.

The freshly squeezed argan oil consists of 80% unsaturated fatty acids. It primarily consists of linoleic acid, which stimulates blood circulation in the skin. The others are omega-9 fatty acids (already present in our skin), palm acid, a protective and moisturizing antioxidant, stearic acid, with a moisture-regulating effect, and vitamin E.

But what is argan oil made of?

The argan tree is a large tree on which the fruits grow. It can withstand harsh weather conditions in the area. Over the years, the tree has adapted to the dry climate with large temperature fluctuations, and thanks to its deep root system, the tree can also withstand the semi-desert of the area.

The tree can live for up to 200 years and grow up to 10 meters. Most of the year, the tree withers, but after rainy periods, it is revived, and the fruit of the tree grows. The process for the kernels is long, and it takes no less than two years to mature.

That is how argan oil is made

Every fruit on the argan tree contains a core – or fruit stone. If the fruit stone is broken, you will find 1-3 small kernels, which, by cold pressing, release the argan oil that we know.

For the production of one liter of oil, 80 kg of fruit must be used. To this day, local Berber women oversee the process, passing down this tradition from generation to generation.

Usage of argan oil

The 100% pure argan oil can be used for both skin, hair, and nails. You can read more about argan oil here

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