Up to a month ago I didn’t know anything about these magic, the Argan oil.
It was through my blogging sister, Suzanne@the travelbunny post about when she visits some women in Morocco that are producing this oil. After reading her post I just had to go and check out the product on the net … and there were loads to read about this oil.
Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.), endemic to Morocco, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. It is also known in cosmetic use as moroccan oil. You will find out everything about the making of the oil on Suzanne’s post: Tighanimine women’s fairtrade argan-oil-cooperative
Then I checked out prices for Sweden and it was a bit pricey, but my fragrances cost a lot more. Decided to buy something, but didn’t order at the time. 2 days later was I at my hairdresser and after wash and cut she put a very small of the oil in my hair and straight away I felt how soft it became.
My hair has never been the same since my chemo treatments – I never lost all my hair, because of the way they gave me the chemo … but it lost is gloss and always looked dry. No life to it what so ever. I have tried so many products for hair treatments – but nothing changed.
I decided that I will leave my hairdresser with oil, but she didn’t have any in stock, she gave me a little 5ml tester tube. Well at home I went on eBay.uk to have a look for it … and there were loads and nearly for half price.
I found a seller that one of her customers had tested her product and she got a very good right up. So I ordered a bottle with spray.
My hair has become so manageable, shiny and soft plus it has got volume and my hair color has deepen.. Only give one of the hand palms a light spray and I work it through my towel dried hair – after that I take my styling products. It’s truly magical. Also the hair dries much quicker with the oil … less than half the time.
Now I also use it with my moisturizer – a light spray in the hand palm and then I put my moisturizer in my hand palm too – mix it together and then it goes in my face and neck. I have always been blessed with very good skin completion, but I have notice that when I use it my cheeks go nicely pink and my wrinkles around the mouth has become much softer.
The biggest effect beside my hair I notice on my hands … I do the same there … before I use my hand cream. I have very dry hands, because of my hands more or less always been in wate, working as chef … and during my years in UK I also had to use hand sanitizer after washing hands, like on hospitals, and that dries out the hands too. My hands have become so much softer and skin more elastic.
If there is something negative about the oil, is it the smell … it doesn’t smell that great, but the smell doesn’t last very long. And it taste terrible!!!! It happens that I get some moisturizer on my lips – and I don’t feel it at once, so I forget to swipe it off – gosh, it taste lethal and it stays in the month for hours. Like today.
But please, don’t let that put you off from using it, only be careful.
Because this is true magic … be careful when you buy, there is many faked products – buy organic and if possible also Fair Trade. You can also buy hair and skin products that already have Argan oil as main ingredient. I will stick with mixing myself and the bottle seams to last forever – such small amounts are needed at the time.
I also ordered another bottle for a good friend of mine … his hand palms are so cracked. And after one week of using the oil on it’s own – his hands has started to heal. They were is such bad state. That is magic.
I paid for 100ml (3.7oz) £14.00/€16.60/$21.20/SEK142.20 with postage include, UK to Sweden.
Thank you so much, Suzanne – for introducing me to this little miracle.
“There is no magic.
There is only knowledge,
more or less hidden.”
Photos provided and thanks to:
Argan gallery: arganoilintl.com/wikipedia.org/arganyaz.com