Argan Oil : Your Guide To Liquid Gold

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When it comes to our product line, BeYouthful Argan Oil is definitely an all-time favorite. After all, why wouldn’t it be? Argan Oil has been dubbed many things, even by celebrities, but ‘Liquid Gold’ is probably the one we like best – it’s pretty accurate and it does have a nice ring to it.

But if Argan oil is all new to you, don’t just get drawn in by shiny words (liquid gold) Make reading a habit! (And start with this!) Here is just about everything you need to know about Argan Oil.

What Is Argan Oil And Where Does It Come From?

Argan oil, believe it or not, despite its recent popularity, this liquid gold has been around for years and years on end. It dates back to ancient times. Tried and tested, you could say. Another interesting fact, the way the oil is used today is more or less the same as it was used way back when. How's that for a good product?

Now, let's take a quick look into the origin of Argan Oil.

Argan oil originated in Morocco, where the Argania Spinosa, the Argan tree, can be found. That is probably one of the reasons some call it Moroccan oil. You may think that finding these now endangered trees is the hard part of the process, but wait until you find out how the oil is obtained.

The fruits first need to be harvested. Once gathered, the Argan fruits have to be peeled, cracked open, pulp removed and all. Then the kernels inside will be taken out, all done by hand.

Depending on which procedure is chosen, the kernels that were removed will either be pressed, roasted, or ground. Again, traditionally, this step is also be done by hand, which as you can imagine would be very tedious work, but thanks to modern technology, there is now the option to let a machine can do the rest of the work. But even with the help of the machine, the process of getting Argan oil isn't done yet. After all those steps, you will have to wait and let it sit for about three weeks or so before the oil will be ready.

Tedious and time-consuming, but after all that, the saying "to enjoy the fruits (oil) of your labor" seems to fit in just right.

BeYouthful Argan Oil is ethically sourced and fairly traded from Berber women's co-operatives in Morocco.

So Why Is Argan Oil Good For You?

  • Argan oil has Vitamin E, which in general, is good for your skin, your hair, as well as your heart.
  • Argan oil has Phenols, which has antioxidant properties, and we all know what that means- ANTIOXIDANTS = ANTI AGING. Not to mention that phenols have been also known to help prevent the big C too, cancer.
  • Argan Oil has Squalene, which pretty much boosts your immune system and has been known to help treat diabetes too.
  • Argan Oil is high in unsaturated fatty acids, which are the good kind of fats. You see, this gives your body energy to help break down the bad kind. Plus, it is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties too.