Argan Oil – Morocco’s Liquid Gold

Argan Oil - Morocco's Liquid Gold

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The Kingdom of Morocco is the most Western part of North Africa. This desert region is one of the most beautiful and well cared for places in the world.

Morocco is the only place in the world where Argan trees grow. These trees only live about 200 years. The problem is, it takes about 50 years for the trees to reach fruit-bearing maturity. The trees grow an amazing fruit that can be used in 2 different ways. The fruit has a pit inside. When the fruit is ripe the fruit opens, giving access to the pitt. It has a nutty fragrance, but neither the fruit (including the pit) are nut free. In the spring, the fruit is green. Tree climbing goats will eat them if they can get to them. In the fall, they turn a beautiful golden color and fall to the ground.

Moroccan Cuisine

Moroccan food is spicy and famous. Perhaps the most well-known dish is couscous. Couscous is a dish that is usually prepared every week in the family home.

There are many other dishes that are unique to the area. While there are plenty of vegetarian recipes, there are many recipes that feature the meat. Beef is the most popular red meat, but  there is plenty of variety.

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When Argan oil is used for cooking. The pits are toasted and then ground until it turns into a thick oil. This does not make a large quantity of oil and toasted variety is the least expensive of the two.

Argan Oil - Morocco's Liquid Gold

Photo Credit: Muhammad Taha Ibrahim Ma’aji

Moroccan Beauty

For generations, Moroccan women have used the light and golden oil maid of the raw and unroasted pit of the Argan fruit. This  oil is perfect for anyone. It is not so light that it absorbs too soon. It is not so heavy as to leaving oil on the skin or even causing a break-out.

Fortunately,  today we can buy this wonderful oil from an Argan oil shop.

Other Useful Tips

  • Add one drop of Argan oil to your moisturizer
    • This is for people who do not like to add oil directly to their skin
    • Argan oil absorbs quickly regardless of how you apply it, then it moisturizes from the inside out.
  • Add a drop or two to your anti-aging products. Since argan oil is a healing oil, it plumps fine lines and can make your skin look younger with regular use.

Leave In Conditioner

Add one or two drops to your towel dried hair as a leave-in conditioner to tame frizz in your hair. This works in all types of hair, however, as the tree that produces the oil is in Northern Africa, ethnic women are more equipped to introduce this into their beauty routine.

Cuticles

Taking care of your nails is an important part of your beauty routine and not something we can avoid. You can use a drop of argan oil to soften your cuticles with your next manicure.

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Conclusion

Argan oil has many uses. It is rare, but with the internet, it is available. Whether you use it to make delectable Moroccan dishes or pamper yourself like a beautiful Moroccan woman, it is worth the price. Once you have tried it, you will find many ways to use it.

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