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It’s called Liquid Gold – a Miracle Beauty Elixir! But what is Argan Oil really?

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#Argan#Oil is native to exotic #Morocco, and is extracted from the# kernels of the #ArganTree. It has been used as a #health booster and #cosmetic treatment for ages, and it has a colorful history!

History
This tree is found only in Morocco. So rare is the tree that it has created tremendous demand for Argan Oil. But no one would have heard of it, if #Hollywood #actresses had not revealed it as their beauty secret. The rest as they say is history!

Since it is an endangered plant, the #MoroccanGovernment is taking steps to plant more of these trees. The authorities started promoting this valuable oil worldwide because it supports women’s cooperatives, providing a livelihood to thousands of women across Morocco.

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The benefits of this oil are so numerous that it is universally called #LiquidGold. But its origins were pretty humble! In fact, the traditional method of argan oil #extraction involved a race, the #Berbers, of ancient Morocco who collected 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. Thankfully, not any more! Today, Argan Oil is #PressExtracted, with an initial #manual process that makes the end-product so precious. The process is incredibly time-intensive. It needs approximately 50 kilos of Argan#berries and 20 hours of work to produce half a litre of the finished oil!

What makes it so Valuable?
The bright golden yellow and silky smooth cosmetic argan oil is rich in beneficial #nutrients including #fattyacids and #VitaminE.
It’s good for the hair and skin, making it a popular cosmetic choice for many celebrities. It’s not just for the rich and famous, though – anyone can reap the Argan oil benefits for their body.

Some Common Uses

1. Skin Moisturiser

It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, thus a great natural moisturiser.

2. Hair Conditioner

It is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier – the ideal hair conditioner. Also treats split ends and tames frizzy hair.

3. Sleek and Shine Styling

Argan Oil is a natural styling agent. It makes hair more manageable and adds a healthy, attractive shine to any hair style.

4. Anti-Aging

It gives skin a youthful glow, reduces visibility of wrinkles. Its anti-oxidant effect makes it the ideal anti-aging product, restoring elasticity and leaving skin plumper and softer.

5. Dry Skin Conditions & Acne

Argan Oil prevents dryness and irritation. It soothes skin, and when applied to afflicted skin, provides relief and helps heal.

6. Protection and Healing

The antioxidants in argan oil are generally beneficial for healing skin which is irritated, cracked, damaged or even burned. It reduces inflammation, soothes pain and increases healing rate.

7. Pregnancy

Argan oil increases the elasticity of skin due to its vitamin E content. On application, it reduces chances ofdeveloping stretch marks during pregnancy.

8. Foot, Hand and Nail Treatment

Argan oil’s softening properties are ideal for brittle nails, dry hands and cracked, hard skin on feet.

9. Lip Moisturiser

It ensures lips stay plump, soft and supple during dry winters. .

Just one bottle of this miracle oil is extremely versatile and can be used for all these benefits. It is sure to change the way you live your life!

But there’s more to this wonder oil! It is considered a must in the kitchens of Morocco!  They drink a bit every morning at breakfast, pour it on their fish, drizzle it on salads and creamy desserts…but they’ll never ever heat it!

Well, it’s time you gave the lie to all those so-called #miracle oils… it’s time you reaped the benefits of Liquid Gold!!! This #magical potion is not a long, long journey away for you – you can just click a button and buy Argan Oil from Natural Mantra!

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What is Argan Oil and why is it such a popular beauty trend worldwide?

What is Argan Oil? Argan Oil is pressed from the nut of the fruit of the Argan Tree, which is only found in the semi-desert area of South- Western Morocco. The argan tree lives to be about 150 to 200 years old and does not start producing the fruit, which is smaller than apricots, until it is 30 to 50 years old. Because the tree is found only in a limited area, the oil itself is quite rare. Argan Oil is not made from a nut at all. Argania spinosa trees are fruit bearing, and Argan Oil is made from the kernel inside of the pit of the fruit. So this product is nut-free. The extraction of the oil from that kernel inside the fruit is done by hand is very time consuming. The fruit of the Argan tree is green in early spring and then turns gold and falls from the tree. At that point it is then picked up and opened. The outer layer of fruit is often given to local goats to enjoy and the pits are taken from the inside of the fruit. These pits are then allowed to dry in the marvelous Moroccan sun. Then the hard work begins. Each pit is cracked between two stones. The kernels are then removed, crushed in a mortar with a pestle, and then ground into a thick paste by hand with a stone quern. The paste is then squeezed to produce the oil. The solid part of the paste is used as animal feed or a type of soap.

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There are two varieties of Argan Oil:

Argan Oil for Culinary Use: One is for culinary purposes and the other is for cosmetic use. If the oil is to be used in cuisine, the kernels are roasted before grinding. This brings out the delicious nutty flavour in the oil. Roasted kernels produce a lot more oil than unroasted kernels. This is why culinary Argan Oil is less expensive than cosmetic version.

Argan Oil for Cosmetic Use: This is made from raw, unfrosted pits. It, too, has a bit of a green, nutty aroma when you first apply it, but that scent completely disappears within a few minutes. Beware of “deodorized” Argan Oil. The process used to take the aroma out of the oil is said to damage the miraculous abilities of pure, unaltered Argan Oil.

What do Goats Have to Do With it?

Morocco’s mountain goat, called the Tamri goat, eats the fruit of the Argan tree. The goats literally climb the tree to get to the nut. Goats find this fruit so delicious they are willing to climb the prickly Argan trees to get at it, sometimes even ten goats at one time! For a tree that only grows to be about 35 feet tall, that’s a lot of goats!

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Goats also damage Argan trees as they climb them in their quest for lunch. In the past, the pits from the goat’s droppings were cracked open and the kernels inside were pressed to make Argan Oil. The argan oil producers would then take the droppings of the goats, which had the seed completely undigested, and use that to produce the argan oil. While we’re sure that is still practiced today, some argan oil producers today are producing the oil, goat-free. The journey through the digestive system of a goat is not a necessary step in the process of making quality Argan Oil.

Argan Oil Beauty Benefits:

Argan Oil is the best beauty ingredient. Here are some easy ways to include argan oil in your beauty regimen.

  • Hair: Argan oil is a great product to calm frizzy ends, add moisture to dry hair as well as add a little shine. Apply to your hair while it is still damp for an all over treatment or apply just to your dry ends after your hair is dry.
  • Scalp: If you’re dealing with dry scalp, apply some argan oil to a cotton ball and dab your scalp with the oil. If you do this before bed, you’ll give the oil plenty of time to moisturize your scalp before you wash your hair in the morning.
  • Face: It might seem scary to apply a pure oil to your face, especially if you have sensitive skin, but it will become smooth, clear and radiant, all thanks to using argan oil as your daily morning moisturizer.
  • Body: You can use argan oil for a full body moisturizer, applying just as you would a body lotion or cream. Apply the oil right after you get out of your shower for best moisturizing results.
  • Hands: Argan oil is a great oil to use on your hands, especially on your cuticles and on your nails, if they are prone to cracking and peeling.

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Composition of Argan Oil:

Argan Oil is made up of unsaturated fatty acids, Vitamin E/tocopherols, squalene and sterols. Each of these components is unique and useful for different reasons. Some act as antioxidants, while others help with chronic inflammation. Some properties are even known for their ability to protect against skin cancer and for being anti-tumorigenic.