I’ve got a new addiction: argan oil. I was strolling around in Bruges this week, and there was a little artisan market where I found this:
Argan oil is one of the rarest oils in the world, as it only grows in one specific area in Morocco. In fact, all argan oil in the world is produced by a Moroccan women’s cooperative (which exists of 22 smaller factories), so by buying this oil you support these Berber women living and working in the south-east of Morocco!
So… now I can hear you think: this may all be very interesting and all… but what is this argan oil and why should I use it?
Well… because it has a véry large amount of vitamine E, squalane, omega 3 / 6 (anti-oxidants), carotene, etc… it moisturizes, protects and heals the skin, you can use it as a wrinkle treatment, it helps to soften and heal very dry skin (even psoriasis), you can use it on dry hair or nails, it even helps to balance oily skin types.
And on top of all that, you can use it in the kitchen: you can also consume this oil, on a salad or something.
I have been using it the last few days as a wrinkle treatment around my eyes, and I used it a few times on my dry hands and even on my lips (it’s getting cold here in Belgium!)… and I absolutely LOVE it.
I now understand why they call it ‘liquid gold’ in Morocco… (and also maybe because it’s quite pricey )
You can find this oil in different price-ranges. As it is produced in relatively small amounts it is obviously not cheap, but I think you can find it at a reasonable price if you look around a bit.
The brand that I bought the oil from, apparently has a webshop:
So dear blogreaders, are there any other argan-oil-addicts out there? I’m curious to hear about your experiences, because I’ve only been using this oil for a few days now. But I’m seriously hooked already! (Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you!)