How to Use Pure Argan Oil

Back to the basics!

In case you missed it on other parts of our site, here are a few tips on how to get started with your new bottle of 100% Pure Argan Oil.

Hair

Run a very small amount through your hair after washing and then style as usual. (Just a drop! If you use too much, your hair will look greasy. This is not a styling product, it’s a conditioning treatment.)

You can also choose to indulge once or twice a week and apply a generous amount to freshly washed hair at night…

Massage several drops of Argan Oil in your scalp for a few minutes starting at the back of the head and then working your way up. Finally, cover your head, then re-wash again in the morning. If you hate sleeping with a shower cap on, cover your pillow with a towel instead. Any traces of oil will wash easily out of towels and pillowcases, but of course, you can’t wash a down-filled pillow, so you’ll want to make sure that no moisture seeps through.

Nails

Massage a drop or two of Saadia Organics Argan Oil on your cuticles, nails and hands as needed. We like to do this several times a day for best results.

For a more intensive treatment, mix equal parts of Argan Oil and lemon juice and soak your nails in it for ten minutes. Then give yourself a nice massage, rinse your hands, and end with a few drops of fresh oil to massage into your hands like hand lotion.

Skin

For basic skin care, Argan Oil can be used as a daily moisturizer and as a makeup base. It is also useful for skin conditions such as: psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, contact dermatitis, inflammation, acne, wrinkles, scarring, minor burns and cracked heels. In arthritic and rheumatic conditions in which joints are damaged, Argan Oil soothes and reduces pain.

Argan Oil also produces excellent results on new tattoos by soothing the area, decreasing itchiness and helping the skin to heal quickly. In addition, it is ideal to use after waxing, laser treatments and even chemical peels.

Usage: Apply a drop or two (or more!) in a circular motion to clean skin morning and night until absorbed. Be sure to include the area around your eyes. You will be able to see a difference within a few days of consistent use.

Those with dry skin like to use it morning and night, while some with oilier skin like to just use once per day.

Pregnancy

Moroccan women use Argan Oil liberally on their expanding bellies while pregnant. Several drops will do the trick. They do this to prevent drying, itchiness and discomfort from rapidly stretching skin. They also apply Argan Oil in hopes of avoiding stretch marks. Because Argan Oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids, it helps to prevent a loss in elasticity of the skin. It is most beneficial to use Argan Oil as a preventative measure against stretch marks. However, it is very rich in antioxidants, which will substantially reduce any existing marks.

Baby

Say goodbye to diaper rash. Protein-rich Argan Oil will both prevent and treat it. It soothes inflamed skin while repairing, moisturizing and revitalizing it. Argan Oil is a fantastic daily barrier for sensitive baby bottoms. Massage a few drops onto baby’s skin during diaper changes.

And since it absorbs quickly in the skin and has a non-greasy texture, Argan Oil is excellent with cloth diapers.

Argan Oil is also the perfect thing to use on your little one’s eczema, dry skin, cradle cap and baby “acne”. Again, just a drop or two will do the job well. And you don’t have to worry about harmful ingredients. This is one product with one ingredient that is so natural you can eat it. Hence, it’s perfectly safe to soothe your nipples if you are nursing.

It is also the ideal oil to use for infant massage as it is such a safe and healthy oil. It is also nut-free so you don’t have to worry about allergies. A few drops go a long way. Be sure to check out You Tube for infant massage techniques.

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Don’t hesitate to drop me an email if you have any further questions about how to use Saadia Organics Argan Oil ~ joel@saadiaorganics.com

And of course, let me know what kind of results you’re enjoying!

xo, j~

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Yes, Good Quality Argan Oil Can do Great Things for Psoriasis

 

I was happy to come across this post on a message board recently.

On particularly brilliant poster said this:

I first heard about Argan oil for psoriasis back in the early 2000’s and from what I have read many people have achieved excellent results with it.

The problem with authentic 100% pure cold pressed (unrefined) Argan Oil is: it is so expensive and so hard to source.

I have one source in the UK and one source in New Zealand.  And that is it.

There are lots of imitations and poorer quality brands on the market, which of cause don’t have the same beneficial properties.

The other point is that a lot of people are concerned about is the environmental issue. Apparently the Argan trees are declining due to over usage and world climate change. Although if Argan Oil is an industry, surely there would be special plantings and farms set up, rather than collecting from the wild!? I don’t know enough about the Argan Oil industry versus environmental concerns, to comment further…

This woman doesn’t give herself nearly enough credit.  She is right on all counts.

Many people who suffer from psoriasis have had excellent results with Argan Oil.  And you really do need to get your hands on just the right stuff.  Because a lot of the products with the words “Argan Oil” on the label will inevitably end up disappointing you.

Again, we’re ridiculously grateful for my mother-in-law, Saadia.  She knows all about pure, authentic and raw Argan Oil.  She’s been making quality Argan Oil using only the most traditional methods  for 50 years.  We add nothing to our oil, we take nothing away.  Anything less than the best will never see the inside of our little blue bottles.

Also, we are so happy that our baby Argan trees on Saadia’s farm near Tafetachte, Morocco are growing so well.  We look forward to the day when Saadia expands her farm and we can plant even more trees.  We love that we have the unique opportunity to be growing our own Argania spinosa to use in the future.  For now, we are happy to be buying our fruit from a farmer that we know and trust.  His farm is in Ait Daoud, and it is free of hungry, branch-breaking goats.  And of course, he uses only the gentlest methods of harvest.  (He waits for the fruit to fall off of the tree all on its own.  It is then picked off of the ground.)

So if you are battling psoriasis, don’t suffer anymore.  The quote above does mention the cost of Argan Oil.  This stuff is not cheap to produce, and we want to pay Saadia and her team well for their hard work.  But one of our happy customers used to spend $85 a month on prescription medication.  Now he spends $45 on a bottle of Saadia Organics 100% Pure Argan Oil and it lasts him around 3 months.  He’s saving a lot of money – and he no longer has to worry if what he’s putting on his skin is safe long-term.  There’s nothing safer than genuine Argan Oil.  Give it a try!

xo, joèl~

Lips and Fingers, Knees and Toes

The other day while moving items in my office, a board fell on my ear. It was incredibly painful and immediately looked like I had just played a brutal rugby match. Days later, it still hurts. It made me think about how the smaller the body part, the more painful and annoying the injuries seem to be. From hangnails to badly chapped lips, these are the pains that keep us up at night.

That’s why I’m proud to declare that Saadia Organics Argan Oil will help you with your small but intense pains. No, it won’t heal a broken arm… but in a way, that doesn’t seem to bother us as much as badly cracked heels anyway.

At my house, Argan Oil has become the main healer. When my son scuffs his knee, we use Argan Oil. When my husband burns himself, we use Argan Oil.  It seems to be saving us a tremendous amount of money. Instead of ten different specialized products, we now use one.  And it works!

Tell us, how has Saadia Organics Argan Oil helped you and your family?

Ainslie

Warning: You Don’t Want This Stuff on Your Face

Another new article surfaced about beauty products in the Washington Post National earlier this week.  And the big bad headline says…

Soaps, makeup and other items contain deadly ingredients,say consumer advocates

My reaction?

“Ugh.  Not again.”

You see, I love beauty products.  Few things in the world are more fun to me than makeup.  I adore cosmetics and all of the lovely little potions that make me look and feel great.

But I hate the thought of phthalates, parabens, formaldehye and diethanolamine on my skin.  Not only on my skin, but on my 4 year old daughter’s.  It just seems wrong to use products that cause allergies, disrupt hormones or increase our chances of getting cancer.

So I’m trying to be selective.  My go-to resource for choosing products has been the Environmental Working Group’s website called the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.  The goal is to have as many products in your powder room as possible that are in the “green zone” with ratings from 0 to 2.

And what does pure Argan Oil rate?

A big beautiful Green Zero.

The other beautiful thing about Argan Oil?  It is so darn multipurpose.  Everyone in the family can benefit from it.  Women, men, children and even your pets.  You might have seen our posts on some unique uses for Saadia Organics Argan Oil here and here.  You might also have read our testamonials posts here and here.

Our Argan Oil is a marvelous thing.  

One product with one ingredient that is so natural you can eat it.

Well, actually, not only can you eat it, you would actually enjoy multiple health benefits if you did.  Consuming Argan Oil means lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol.  It also has anti-diabetic and anti-tumorigenic effects.  One trial showed that mice who had Argan Oil added to their diet lost weight.  (*Sources listed below.)

So does this mean you should take a swig from our little blue bottles?  Well, you certainly could!  But remember, our Cosmetic Grade Argan Oil is from raw, unroasted pits from the fruit of the Argan tree.  When those pits are roasted?  The flavour of the oil that comes out of the kernels is phenomenal.  If you really want a marvelous oil to drizzle on a salad or dip your bread in, Culinary Argan Oil is what you’re after.  And another bonus?  It’s less expensive than Cosmetic Argan Oil since it doesn’t take as long to produce.  The kernels of roasted Argan pits give up their oil much more readily.

If you’re interested in Culinary Argan Oil, drop me a note at joel@saadiaorganics.com – I might be able to help you.  If you’re interested in our Cosmetic Grade Oil, enjoy having a look at our website.

xo, j~

 

 

 

 

*Sources discussing the health benefits of Argan Oil

http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2006/270639.pdf

http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/95s0316/95s-0316-rpt0255-05-Argan-Oil-vol174.pdf

http://www.academicjournals.org/ajfs/PDF/Pdf2010/Jul/Dalouh%20et%20al.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12548113

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16554174

 

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