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Argan Vegetal Oil/100ml

Argan Vegetal Oil/100ml

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Argan Tree: This oil has become familiar to us. Yet, it has long remained the beauty secret of Moroccan women. It is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree - a tree that grows mainly in southwestern Morocco - by cold pressing of almonds (small almonds). "The Berbers used to apply this oil to their faces to protect themselves from the aggressive desert wind. They also used it to cure cardiovascular diseases The Argan Fruit:  The argan tree produces small oval-shaped fruits, green to yellow, becoming brown when ripe. The argan fruit resembles an olive, except it is larger and rounder. The nut it contains is very hard, and we find up to three seeds inside, from which the argan oil is extracted. The gathering principles resemble those of the olive. 7 argan trees in full production are needed to obtain 1 liter of argan oil. Argan oil is so precious; it is named the desert gold. The Argan Oil: Argan oil is a food and dietary oil, it is prepared according to a rigorous protocol and ancestral, transmitted from generation to generation for centuries. The various stages of the preparation of argan oil have long been entirely manual, from Harvest fruit from the argan tree until the actual extraction of the oil. It is accomplished according to ancestral know-how reserved for women of the argan tree.  Since 1996, however, cooperatives and some have developed a semi-mechanized extraction method. This technique allows the preparation reproducible , under less arduous conditions for women, an oil of better sanitary quality and analytic. The extraction of argan oil by the traditional method requires long hours of physical work. Indeed, it takes an average of twenty hours of work to produce a liter of oil. The extraction yield is about 1% with respect to fruit and 30% compared to kernels. This explains why argan oil is one of the rarest and most expensive oils in the world. The fruit freed from the pulp gives a kernel that is crushed manually to keep the kernel. This is then pressed to obtain the oil. For the preparation of food grade oil, almonds are first roasted and then pressed. This extra step gives the oil a slight smell of hazelnut that is characteristic. Today, the reputation of argan oil goes well beyond the borders of Morocco. The growing popularity of argan oil among Western populations (Europe, USA) and Far East (Japan) is a testament to this. These populations, who have discovered argan oil only recently, see it as a rare product, pure, natural, unaltered and that allows the alliance of a food tasty and healthy and preserved food hygiene and quality. The Argan Oil Technical Data Common name of vegetable oil: Argan Producer tree: Argan tree Botanical name: Argania spinosa Botanical family: Sapotacées Origin (country where the vegetable oil is grown): South West Morocco Part of the plant extracted: Amandons (argan nuts) Oxidative potential: Insensitive Texture: Greasy and limpid, fine and light Taste: Fragrant, reminiscent of roasted hazelnut  DENSITY at 20°C: 0.914-0.922 COLOUR: Yellow ODOUR : Sweet, plant-specific (when oil is produced by first cold pressing)  AVERAGE FATTY ACID COMPOSITION Saturated fatty acids Myristic ac. C14:0 <0.5% Palmitic ac. C16:0 10.0 – 15.0% Stearic ac. C18:0 4.0 – 7.0% Arachidic ac. C20:0 <1.0% Unsaturated fatty acids Oleic ac. C18:1 40.0 - 55,0% Linoleic ac.  C18:2 25.0 – 40.0% Linolenic ac. C18:3 <0.5% Gondoïc ac.  C20:1 <1.0%    SPECIFICATIONS: PARAMETERS                                                        SPECIFICATIONS  Solubility                                                                Insoluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol 90º.   Acidity (expressed in % of Oleic Acid)                max. 1   Peroxide Value                                                      0.3 - 1.5 meq/kg   Refractive Index                                                    1.460- 1.480     CHROMATOGRAPHY                                           FATTY ACID FRACTION: Palmitic                                                                  12.0 - 16.0 % Stearic                                                                    5.0 - 6.0 % Oleic                                                                       40.0 - 48.0 % Linoleic                                                                  30.0 - 38.0 % Linolenic                                                                Max. 0.6 % K268                                                                       max. 1 K274                                                                       max. 1 K262                                                                       max. 1 K232                                                                       max. 2    PRODUCTION AND STORAGE: PRODUCTION: * First cold pressing (T<60°C) without use of solvents or chemicals Successive filtrations For the preparation of food grade oil, almonds are first roasted and then Pressed. This extra step gives the oil a slight smell of hazelnut that is characteristic.  STORAGE:  Before opening:  Keep away from light, heat (T<20°C) and in a dry place.  After opening:   Keep the product in the original packaging away from light, at 20°C and in a dry place.  Inert with 0.5 to 1L of gas (ex: nitrogen)/L of packaging Close quickly after using (opening time <15min)    The oil properties: Argan oil has been known for centuries for its cosmetic virtues. It is composed primarily of unsaturated fatty acids and is rich in sterols. It prevents the drying and physiological aging of the skin and restores its hydrolipidic film. It neutralizes free radicals and protects the connective tissue. It is also used to treat acne and chicken pox. Scientific studies have shown that argan oil revitalizes the skin and gives a boost to vital cell functions.    Cosmetic aspect of argan oil(in cutaneous): Argan oil has very interesting properties for skin, hair and nails. Very penetrating, it mixes perfectly with essential oils to constitute an anti-aging care or to preserve the suppleness and the hydration of the skin. Antioxidant Skin protector and photoprotective Nourishing, restorative and soothing cutaneous (restoration of hydro-lipidic film) Revitalizing Emollient Penetrating Other benefits: Healing Inflammatory skin diseases Regenerating Firming, invigorating    Skin indications (skin, hair, nails) : Acne (scar) climatic attacks (strong wind, cold, sun) Light burn colored hair, dull, dry; hair loss Light scar Crevasse Dry or irritated scalp tetter Cleansing dermatoses Drying (hands, body, hair, nails)  Eczema  Solar erythema  Chap  Skin irritation  Brittle or soft nails, cuticles Skin (face and body): mature, dry or devitalized; baby skin  Psoriasis Wrinkles Sun (light solar filter) Varicella (scar) Stretch Marks Skin aging    Practical tip: Argan oil combines well with the essential oils of fine lavender, ylang ylang, petit grain bigarade.    Face mask: Mix: 2 teaspoon curved white clay  2 teaspoons of slightly mineralized water 1 teaspoon of argan oil. Leave this mixture on the face for 15 to 20 minutes at rest avoiding the eye area. Preservation mode: single use.     Face cream: Integrate a few drops of argan oil into the face cream to benefit from its skin properties. It is possible to associate a few drops of essential oil geranium Bourbonou Damascus Rose for example.     Nutritional aspect of argan oil: Argan oil can be taken orally or in a culinary preparation seasoning (including salads and raw vegetables). Attention: to do this, it is necessary to select an oil for the kitchen. Main benefits: Antiradical cholesterol-lowering Prevention of cardiovascular risks (1) Prevention type 2 diabetes (1) Rheumatic and articular pains (1) Stimulating brain cells and liver (1) Protective Connective Tissue (1) Anti-inflammatory Other benefits Reduce the risk of stroke Limitation of elevated glucose levels after meals Increased formation of mitochondria Prevention of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive disorders Prevention of breast cancer and digestive cancer Prevention of arteriosclerosis and hardening of the arteries Nutritional indications Alzheimer's and cognitive disorders (in prevention) Arteriosclerosis (in prevention, in association with an adapted diet and a medical follow-up) Atherosclerosis (in prevention, in combination with an adapted diet and a medical follow-up) Stroke (Cardio-vascular accident) (in prevention) Digestive cancer (in prevention) Breast cancer (in prevention) Cholesterol Constipation Diabetes (in prevention) (in combination with an adapted diet and a medical follow-up) Liver (liver and biliary disorders) Rheumatism     Health Tip: 1 tablespoon a day in the seasoning. It is also possible to consume argan oil as a cure, especially to act on the circulation or cellulite or after a solar reaction. In this case, take a teaspoon daily for 15 days.    Organ oil benefits for skin and hair: 1. Skin Moisturiser:  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.  It is easy to use all over the body, including the face and neck. Simply smooth a few drops into your skin using gentle rubbing motions, as you would any face and body lotion.    2. Hair Conditioner Argan oil is 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. Using argan oil to condition your hair is extremely easy. It comes in several types of applications and products and has so many ways to use it for different results.      3. Sleek and Shine Styling Due to its ability to tame frizz and give hair shine, argan oil is also commonly used as a styling agent. It makes hair more manageable and adds a healthy, attractive shine to any hair style. This is an ideal step to add to your daily routine after blow-drying. Rub a few drops of argan oil over your palms and then comb your fingers through your hair to apply.     4. Anti-Aging Not only does argan oil act as an effective moisturizer, it can also give skin a youthful glow and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Its anti-oxidant effect makes argan oil the ideal anti-aging product. It restores elasticity and leaves skin feeling plumper and softer. The best way to apply argan oil for the most prominent anti-aging effects is to massage a few drops into your face and neck before bed. It acts as a moisturizer and anti-ager all in one.    5. Dry Skin Conditions  People suffering from dry skin or conditions such as eczema which can leave skin raw, flaky and itchy will benefit immensely from argan oil. The vitamin E and fatty acids in argan oil are excellent for repairing damaged skin and providing it with nutrients which will prevent further dryness and irritation. Argan oil also contains ingredients which soothe skin. Applying a small amount of oil directly to afflicted skin and massaging in gently can provide relief and encourage  healing.     6. Acne  Where many oils and moisturizers can exacerbate skin conditions such as acne, argan oil actually soothes afflicted skin and promotes healing. Acne is often the result of oily skin. Since argan oil is non-greasy, it helps to balance skin by providing natural moisture. Argan oil also contains anti-oxidants which help to heal damaged skin cells and reduce inflammation.   Applying a few drops of argan oil to skin afflicted by acne after cleansing and patting dry ensures that essential moisture and nutrients are introduced to clean, dry skin. Rubbing in gently and repeating twice daily can help clear up mild acne as well as balancing oily or dry skin.    7. Protection and Healing The antioxidants in argan oil are generally beneficial for healing skin which is irritated, cracked, damaged or even burned. It is best used as a preventive for dry or sore skin, but it can also be used to speed up healing. Its properties include reducing inflammation, soothing pain and increasing healing rate. Smoothing a few drops of argan oil into sore or damaged skin helps to speed up the healing process. 8. Pregnancy Stretch marks are an issue for many pregnant women, but argan oil is the ideal protection against stretch marks and sagging, puckered skin after birth. Argan oil increases the elasticity of skin due to its vitamin E content. Using a few drops of argan oil to rub into breasts, stomach, bottom and thighs during pregnancy will reduce the likelihood of developing unsightly stretch marks. Argan oil is also idea for keeping skin and hair soft, healthy and hydrated during pregnancy.    9. Foot, Hand and Nail Treatment  Argan oil’s softening properties are ideal for brittle nails, dry hands and cracked, hard skin on feet. It both moisturises and softens skin, leaving hands and feet supple and soft and nails strong and healthy. Try massaging a few drops of argan oil into cuticles, hands and feet before bed each night.    10. Lip Moisturiser Especially in cold or dry weather, lips can easily become sore, dry and cracked. Argan oil is the ideal product to ensure lips stay plump, soft and supple. Rub a drop or two into dry lips as a balm – but be sure to wipe off any excess.  The best thing about argan oil is that is can be safely used in its pure form and doesn’t need to be bought as an ingredient in lotions, conditioners and moisturizers. One bottle of argan oil is extremely versatile and can be used for all these benefits. This miracle oil will change the way you live your life. Precautions of argan oil Argan oil should not be heated. It is advisable to keep it in the refrigerator after opening.

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