Surfing is not the only thing Morocco is famous for. Extremely rich in beneficial nutrients, the Argania spiniosa is native to Morocco. It is commonly known as the Argan Tree and can live up to 200 years with little care or cultivation, surviving in poor, arid soils. On over 320,000 square miles in southwestern Morocco, Libya, Israel and Spain, there are only 20 million trees growing.
Production of Argan Oil:
The seeds of the kernels of the Argan Tree are used to produce Argan oil, often called ‘liquid gold’.
Morocco’s mountain goats, called Tamri goats climb the Argan Tree to get the nuts. They drop the completely undigested seeds on the ground which the Moroccan argan oil producers would take and use the seeds to produce oil. That’s why the argan tree is also known as the Goat-tree. Nowadays, oil producers are producing oil without the help of goats.
We have listed here the best benefits of Argan oil.
Argan oil is the best beauty ingredient, it can become your go-to beauty elixir from head to toe. It is full of essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that helps moisturize, soften as well as protect your face and hair from sun damage.
Ideal for hair:
Argan oil makes hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is an ideal hair conditioner and also helps to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair. It is easy to use and comes in several types of applications and products.
Rubbing a few drops of argan oil over your palm and combing your hair through your fingers after blow-drying, adds a healthy and attractive shine to your hair.
Best for skin:
With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, this ‘liquid gold’ is most commonly used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. It is non-greasy and absorbs easily. It also gives skin a youthful glow and helps reduce the visibility of wrinkles. The oil restores elasticity and leaves skin feeling plumper and softer.
You can always have a heavenly body massage of this oil after surfing all day in Morocco.
While people with acne problem run away from oils, argan oil instead soothes afflicted skin and helps healing. Mostly, oily skin causes acne. As mentioned earlier, Argan oil is non-greasy which helps to balance skin by providing natural moisture.
Widely used in cosmetics:
The argan oil functions as skin-conditioning agent when used in cosmetics and personal care products. It is used in a wide range of beauty products such as Hair Care, Facial Makeup, Eye Makeup, Bathing products, Sun protection, Shaving products, you get the picture.
The scientists have declared that culinary Argan oil helps lower the cholesterol, improve circulation, stabilize blood sugar, prevent various types of cancer, strengthen the body’s immune system, and protects the body from cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases.
Because this Golden oil is delicious, Moroccan people eat it with bread, couscous, salads and more.
This most unique and rarest oil has many other benefits too. It hastens recovery from chicken pox, protects against and heal skin infections, ease eczema, smoothens skin after pregnancy and many more.