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WHAT IS ARGAN OIL
Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa) that is endemic to Morocco. In a tiny region of Morocco, Berber women have produced it there for hundreds of years by hand for the entire country.
HOW IS IT MADE?
Women are the true key to argan oil, learning the extraction method from their parents, passed down from their ancestors. Honestly, they run the entire industry, which is an incredible fact considering that Morocco is a rather patriarchal society. women are taught to make argan oil, and they are the sole gatekeepers to the centuries-old method. Much of the country’s oil is made in cooperatives that allow women the opportunity to work and make money independently.
To extract the kernels, workers first dry argan fruit in the open air and then remove the fleshy pulp. The next stage involves cracking the argan nut to obtain the argan kernels. This stage can only be done by hand, making it a time-consuming, labour-intensive process. Berber women often engage in this arduous task. workers grind and press the kernals. The brown-coloured mash expels pure, unfiltered argan oil. Finally, they decant unfiltered argan oil into vessels. The remaining press cake is protein-rich and frequently used as cattle feed.
The decanted argan oil is left to rest about two weeks so that solids suspended in the argan oil settle to the bottom. The clearer argan oil is further filtered, depending on the required clarity and purity. Pure argan oil may contain some sediment.
Argan Oil is used widely now as a cosmetic product and culinary purposes. Cooking argan oil is toasted before bottling and has a deep, nutty flavour. The cosmetic oil is bright golden yellow and silky smooth. Packed full of Vitamin E and fatty acids, argan oil has many benefits! Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturiser to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturiser. Argan oil is also proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair.
The list of uses for this Liquid Gold is endless, some examples are:
- Skin Moisturizer
- Skin Toner
- Prevents wrinkles and tired skin
- Dry skin conditions and Acne
- Prevents stretch marks
- Lip Moisturizer
- Hair shine and conditioner
- Treat aftershave razor burns
If you are looking for cheap, pure Argan Oil, then sorry to disappoint you but such a thing does not exist! The labour intense and time consuming process, The amount of Nuts required to extract the oil from to fill one small bottle, The transport from the Berber villages to factory, the filling and packing process, all of these factors simply do not justify the price of any cheap Argan Oil on the market today.
Although we do not like to use the phrase “cheap”, Irum Cosmetics offers you the finest Virgin Cold Pressed Argan Oil at an affordable price, Not forgetting, a little goes a long way. Here at Irum Cosmetics we only stock the finest and purest Argan Oil, no other creams or lotions, just Pure 100% Argan Oil!
Not just because it is the highest quality in the world, but it is very versatile as a stand alone product, hence it is used as the active ingredient in other products by other manufacturers and brands worldwide.
Our Argan Oil has been hand picked, processed & packed under stringent regulations and under strict quality control throughout the whole process, from plant to your hand.
The Nuts are sourced from the southern region of Morocco where the argan tree grow naturally without human interference.
Our Argan Oil is recognised and approved with; Bio Certified, Organic, Usda organic, VeganSociety UK, FDA, and meets this end, regulation standards of: (EC) No.834/2007, No889/2008 and US Nop / USDA Organic of the highest-quality natural argan oil 100% organic.