The Argan (Argania spinosa) is a tree native to Morocco which can live up to 200 years. It is often referred to as "Liquid Gold". Argan tree planting covers approximately 750,000 hectares, in the triangle formed by Essaouira, Agadir and Taroudant. For people, the real value of the trees lies in their fruit – or more accurately, the kernel inside. They produce a small fruit with an acorn sized nut inside, which falls from the tree in late summer. In order to get to the valuable kernel inside, the flesh of the fruit has to be removed, and the tough nut cracked open with a rock. It takes 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of Argan fruit and 15 hours of labor to make just a single liter of oil.
People throughout the world have taken advantage of the many Argan Oil benefits to help treat skin infections, bug bites and skin rashes. And now it is used by men and women all over the world seeking an effective, all-natural moisturizer for skin and hair.
Superfood for your skin
One of the main reasons that Argan Oil is so therapeutic is because it’s rich with vitamin A and vitamin E. However, Moroccan Argan Oil is also packed with antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. Research shows that when applied to skin, Argan Oil benefits include easing inflammation while moisturizing the skin.
The good news is that to get Argan Oil benefits you don’t have to purchase luxury hair and skin care products. You can purchase just the oil, making it a versatile addition to your beauty routine. Although 100 percent Argan Oil can be expensive, just a drop or two will nourish hair and skin throughout the day.