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Buying Argan Oil In Morocco


The color of cosmetic argan oil is golden yellow. And this oil has a light smell. Contrary to edible oil, we extract cosmetic argan oil without needing to roast the almonds. That is what we call cold-pressing.




buying argan oil in morocco



Pay attention to the part of argan oil in the product you buy. A small percentage of Argan oil does not provide any benefit. Choose, instead, a product that contains 100% argan oil without water or preservatives.


These days, the demand for argan is too great to wait for the goats to do their business, but in some places, the traditional goat-poop process is still in place. Want to know more about it? Read up on the incredible story of tree-climbing goats in Morocco.


Pure argan oil glides on easily, is light on the skin, and is absorbed into the pores to give a glow like no other. It is suggested for use as a night moisturizer before bed to help reduce wrinkles, especially around the eyes.


Sufferers of sensitive skin can enjoy the healing properties of this all-natural oil. For those with olfactory sensitivity, the argan oil scent disappears within a few minutes of being applied to the skin.


I have, however, made date and walnut balls using argan oil in place of coconut oil, and these are particularly scrummy. They are relatively healthy with no added sugar and just a few ingredients. Great for a sweet snack after dinner.


In order to prolong the shelf life of culinary argan oil, place it in the refrigerator with a pinch of salt. The oil will harden but turns back to its liquid form after sitting on the counter for a short period of time.


When purchasing cosmetic argan oil, ensure that there is only one ingredient: 100 percent argan oil (Argania spinosa kernel oil). It should contain no preservatives, no fragrances, not even water. Anything mixed with it will degrade the effects of the oil.


Attempts to propagate and grow argan trees elsewhere in Morocco and the rest of the world have been a dismal failure in the past. However, the trial continues, and we have heard about argan trees surviving outside of Morocco.


In recognition of its ecological value and local economic importance, the entire 2.5 million-hectare argan forest region was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1998. I hope this helps to secure a more positive outlook for the future of this rare gift from nature.


If you are on the hunt for pure Argan oil online, it is good to know that many cosmetic products that only contain a fraction of argan oil and might have many other ingredients, many times olive oil, perfume etc market products with Argan oil.


I would love more info on how to safely order pure argan oil from here in the US. Also do you know of any US based companies that you would recommend buying it from? Thank you for this post. I really want to order some pure genuine argan oil.


Hi Nina (Safari Junkie). Can you kindly send me the details of the company in Agadir where I can order argan oil. I have been searching online but I can barely find products that are EC marked. Many thanks.


RELATED POST YOU WILL LOVE: How to Make Your Own Luxury Facial Oil Using Argan OilCooking argan oil: Similar to canola oil, culinary argan oil is and made up of 80% unsaturated fat, of which about 32% is essential linoleic fatty acids and 47% oleic acid. Its health benefits are like those of olive oil, but it has even higher vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids which can help with inflammation. It tastes like a smokier sesame oil and can be used in everything from dressing salads, frying and baking.


I heard that in Morocco there are women's cooperstives for things like argan oil, carpets etc. that are set up by the government to ensure you are not buying fakes and to regulate prices. Does anyone know anything about this?


Traditional method: The Berbers of ancient Morocco would collect undigested argan pits from the waste of goats which climb the trees to eat their fruit. The pits were then ground and pressed to make the nutty oil used in cooking and cosmetics. Eeew? Yeah I feel so too!


8. Buy from certified organisations: Even if you are buying from local sellers make sure you visit proper stores and not random vendors. Also avoid buying from amazon or ebay unless the brand is trusted.


Argan oil is one of the most coveted oils on the planet for its healthful ingredients that act as natural beauty remedies. However, while there are plenty of argan oil products available online, not all argan is made equal.


Argan oil should come with a USDA certification present on their packaging. This certification ensures that the argan oil (or any product) you are purchasing is produced according to federal guidelines. These guidelines regulate the manufacturing and packaging process to make sure it's done without dangerous chemicals or processes.


In addition to a USDA certification, you should also look for an ECOCERT label. ECOCERT is placed on products that meet their specifications for organic labeling. They primarily inspect food, but cosmetics like argan oil are also within their range because it comes from the argan tree.


Argan oil has an rich history rooted in Moroccan culture. For centuries, it has been harvested from the nut of the argan tree and used by the women of Morocco as a natural beauty technique. It's important to know that Morocco is the only country where the argan tree grows. Scan the packaging for a country of origin, and if it says it was produced in any other country, it's likely not true argan oil.


Unlike some other oils, argan oil shouldn't have a sticky or watery consistency. As stated above, it should easily sink into the skin within a few minutes without leaving an uncomfortable residue. Fake argan oil can leave your skin feely greasy and dirty. This is a clear signifier that it's not the real thing.


The color depends on what kind of argan oil you're purchasing. Argan oil for cosmetic use should typically be a light gold color. Argan for culinary use is a deeper, more golden brown or copper color. If your oil appears lighter or darker than its typical hue, it may be mixed with other oils that don't offer the same benefits as pure argan.


To make our unscented grade of Argan Oil we take the naturally scented oil and filter it a second time. This removes remaining sediment, a little water and leaves almost no argan nut scent.


Regarding the smell: the argan seed gives off a rather disagreeable smell, and that is why it is roasted. But homemade oil only intended for skin treatments may not be roasted. Some oils, homemade and otherwise, are cold-pressed as well. All of these are available for purchase and may have a certain musky scent that many find unpleasant. In the industrial process, however, in addition to being roasted, the seeds are normally deodorized as well.


In short: a goat might climb an argan tree, and eat its fruit and subsequently spit out the seeds (not defecate them) which someone might use to make oil for home use. But what is definitely not true is that an entire industry in Morocco depends on the appetite and climbing skills of goats.


Along the road from Marrakech to Essaouira, where most of the argan oil cooperatives are, there are a few enterprising locals who make a living off this urban legend. For a small fee, you can stop and take pictures of goats posing in an argan tree.


I agree with hereismyreply, about the herbalist. I now go staight to Herboristerie Findaous - it is very close to Hotel Tazi, just off the square, opposite the juice bar/coffe shop Dallas. They sell great quality cosmetic argan - 50 Dhr for 60 ml, and the last time I went they were also selling cooking argan oil. Lots of other lotions and potions, you can spend ages there. The lady who is the "pharmasist" speaks english and will try to sell you lots of other things (which is tempting). They have great products, creams, a million different oils and I am pretty sure they sell black soap there as well, but cannot remember very well.


Do you mean Herboristerie Findaous, when advising Firdaos or is this something difrent.If so where is it and what is about the normal price for argan oil? Is the quality or price or both better than in the supermarkets as advised by others or trhe foord shop in (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g)document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);)(function()ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-25373223', '');, 'log_autolink_impression');Gueliz?


I purchased some argan ointment for my daughters eczema in the ourika Valley where the women were actually sat making it, it works wonders on her skin, unfortunately i cant remember the name of the place.


We attempted to track down a cardboard box which we found challenging. They only sell very small boxes at the post office and no one we asked seemed to have any idea where to get one. Instead, we ended up buying a blue tarp-like shipping bag that we stuffed full and then taped uptight. This solution would not be ideal for shipping anything fragile.


Lather up with this precious blend containing argan oil of Morocco, to help restore and strengthen your locks to silky perfection. It will help protect your hair from styling, without any sulfates or parabens.


Hydrate, repair and renew dry hair with this argan oil of Morocco shampoo. Free from parabens and sulfated surfactants, this moisturizing shampoo helps leave tresses feeling radiant, silky and smooth.


c) Certifications: Quality Argan Oil in Australia will have organic certifications from Ecocert and Australian Certified Organic which provides a guarantee that the oil has been grown, harvested, processed and packaged according to the highest standards of organic production. Certification means that the argan producers and suppliers are regularly audited to assess their compliance.


I have bought your pure argan oil and love it. Have you thought of making a thermal spray for hair. As argan is wonderful for hair a thermal spray would give that bit more protection when using hair dryers etc. 041b061a72


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