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Argan (Argania spinosa) oil is rich and deeply nourishing with the capacity to support the overall vitality of the skin and hair. It is an emollient, often used as the moisturizing ingredient in conditioners, balms, and serums.
Native to the Atlas mountain range in southern Morocco, the essential oil comes from kernels inside the pits of argan fruit. Argan trees can live for 150 to 200 years. Their deep penetrating root systems allow for long, fruitful life spans, even in very dry climates. Aura Cacia Organic Argan Oil comes from the women’s cooperatives of southern Morocco. The oil is cold-pressed and certified organic.
What’s the difference between organic argan oil and conventional argan oil?
Organic oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Our manufacturing facility and all of our organic oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).
Argan oil is fairly stable, has a slightly nutty aroma and is compatible with many skin types.
The oil contains skin-rejuvenating lipids, including omega-9 oleic and omega-6 linoleic acids. Argan oil is high in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, which contributes to its absorbability and weight.
There are so many ways to use skin care oils. The above suggested uses are just an introduction to a wide variety of quick tips and recipes available on auracacia.com.
Quick Tip Massage into hair and scalp to reinvigorate.
Recipe Argan Rosemary Dark Hair Oil Treatment
12 drops Aura Cacia Organic Rosemary
2 tablespoons Aura Cacia Argan Oil
2-ounce Aura Cacia Amber Glass Bottle
1. In bottle, combine oils.
2. In a basin of hot water, submerge bottle until oils are warm.
3. While the oil warms, place a towel in the dryer and run dryer until towel is warm.
4. To use, massage warm oil into scalp and hair.
5. Wrap head with warm towel and leave in place until cool. Shampoo and condition hair as normal.
*Note: For blonde or light-colored hair, simply substitute Roman chamomile essential oil for the rosemary essential oil.botanical nameArgania spinosaproduct ingredientsOrganic Argan (Argania Spinosa) Kernel Oil