Argan oil : organic
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Argan oil is traditionally used to regenerate the skin. This cold pressed non roasted extra virgin organic argan oil from Morocco can also be used to condition cuticles and moisturise the hair.
Organic argan oil is great at reducing frizz and repairing dry/damaged hair/split ends.
We are excited to source this wonderful cold pressed extra virgin organic argan oil directly from Morocco where the co-op of more than 100 women who collect the nuts are supported through social responsibility.
The argan tree which grows to 8 metres high and can live to 200 years, bears fruits when it is 5 years old.
Flowering in April, the fruit contains up to 3 oil-rich seeds which takes over a year to mature - ripening in June/July of the following year. Up to 3 kilos of almonds are used to produce a litre of this gorgeous oil. The crushed almond is kneaded for 2 hours to separate the oil from the paste. The oil has a unique profile of fatty acids, tocopherols & squalane and contains more mg/kg of tocopherols than olive oil.
Argan oil is traditionally used to regenerate the skin. This cold pressed non roasted extra virgin organic argan oil from Morocco can also be used to condition cuticles and moisturise the hair. Organic argan oil is great at reducing frizz and repairing dry/damaged hair/split ends.
Our authentic virgin organic argan has an FFA (free fatty acid) of 0.56% and peroxide value of 1.9%. The oil might solidify under colder temperatures due to the presence of natural palmitic + stearic acid
Organic argan oil can be used in
- Facial serums
- Massage oils
- Face creams
- Cuticle balm
- Hair/scalp treatment
- OUR GUIDE FOR HAIR USE
- Dry hair
- Fragile hair
- Helps promote growth
- Helps promote hair elasticity
- Helps promote thicker hair
- Works on both high/low porosity hair
INCI : Argania spinosa
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: MOROCCO
NATURAL + UNREFINED: We work directly with cooperatives and artisanal producers who process our range of pure natural exotic oils without the use of chemicals. Some of these are organic in nature and filtered for use retaining the natural characteristic scent and quality.
We sell our range of oils by volume [with the exception of organic babassu, virgin coconut oil, unrefined palm/palm kernel which is sold by weight]
UNDERSTANDING PLANT OILS: Most butters and oils are made up of two components - olein (liquid) and stearin (stearic). This is why some butters easily melt depending on the amount of olein and some solidify under colder temperatures depending on the amount of stearin. This does not affect the product in anyway.
Oils that will solidify include the following: Organic argan, Babassu, Organic virgin coconut oil, Golden jojoba oil, Monoi de Tahiti, Moringa, Unrefined palm kernel, Organic sapote, Shea oil, ..... this list goes on
Oils are made up of 3 fatty acids which help to determine the shelf life. These are:
1. Saturated : a long carbon chain with no unsaturated fatty acid - long shelf life
2. Monosaturated : a long carbon chain with one unsaturated fatty acid - decent shelf life
3. Polysaturated : a long carbon chain with two unsaturated fatty acid - very fragile shelf life
CHUNKS IN MY OIL
Have you ever wondered why your oil sometimes ends up with semi solid chunks?
This tends to happen when the temperature drops and is due to the natural content of stearic +/- palmitic acid.
This image shows our fast absorbing silky unrefined baobab oil which thanks to Mother Nature is semi solid due to the cold temperature.
Baobab has approximately 6% stearic and 30% palmitic acid.
It is quite fascinating watching liquid oil [coconut + babassu] slowly solidify – it looks like something out of a biology class 😉
If you receive your bottle with solid oil, unscrew the lid slightly to release any pressure and stand the bottle in warm water to liquify - never use microwave to warm the oil!