Review for Saadia Organics Argan Oil – by: Andrea Shillington

I carry my Argan Oil with me wherever I go! It’s a super healer and it works on all of my skin’s ailments including dry cuticles, ingrown hairs, dry skin patches, eczema…. you name it!

The most memorable time using this product was when I introduced it to my best friend the day before her wedding.  She had just had her eyebrows waxed and they ripped a layer of skin off leaving her brows with a red scab! Ack! We used this Argan Oil on it the night before her big day and by the next morning it had healed enough to apply make up over top of the redness. Phew!

I also love that this product is so natural you can eat it. It’s not made with anything but pure goodness. Not to mention that the women behind this miracle brand are helping the lives of Moroccan women. The product is amazing and the company is making a positive difference!

With gratitude,

Andrea Shillington
Founder & Owner
Brands for the People



Joèl’s Big Mistake

It will come as no surprise to you that every night before bed I go crazy with my Argan Oil.  Face, neck, décolletage, hands, feet, et cetera!  I slather it on after a long bath and settle in for the evening.

My love for Argan Oil arose from my Angry Eyelid Issue, which I talk about here and here.  As you can imagine, my eyelids get a lot of love nowadays.  But one night I overdid it with the Argan Oil.  I got a bit in my eye.  It didn’t hurt at all, but it did make my vision blurry, so I was having a hard time reading my beloved book, and that made me cranky.  So I rinsed out my eyes, was a bit more careful with the oil and then went to bed in the middle of a really good chapter.  I woke up the next morning with my vision restored and my eyelids soft, hydrated and happy.

Of course, I didn’t want that to happen again, so I didn’t put as much Argan Oil on my eyelids the following nights.  (I had to finish and return my book to the library after all..)


(You thought getting the oil in my eye was the mistake.  Oh no!  You are… erm, mistaken.)

After a few days of conservative Argan Oil use on my upper and lower lids I was so very sorry.  There was a half centimetre of dry, miserable skin around my lash line.  Top and bottom.

For the love of frog, was I ever mad.  My concealer didn’t want to go on.  My eyeshadow looked like I’d just put it on a snake that was about to shed her skin.  Don’t ask how it felt to put liquid eyeliner on.

Fortunately, it only took a couple of days to fix My Big Mistake.  I have my awesome lids back once again. I just make sure that I’m DONE reading for the night before I really go nuts with the oil.

xo, joèl~

Our Argan Oil is, of course, Cruelty-Free…

BUT your pets can benefit from Argan Oil, too.

We are pug lovers.  My parents currently have two:  Elliot and Oliver.

As you can see – they have a very rough life.

One thing about pugs – their little noses get dry.  Our pugs are now spoiled and get their noses moisturized with Argan Oil every single day.

Elliot, the poor guy, has allergies.  And he often gets itchy.  Everyone knows what it’s like to have an itch and end up scratching and scratching and scratching.  Your poor skin suffers.  A lot.

When Elliot gets the itchies he is happy to see our little blue bottle come out.  Argan Oil soothes his worst spots and heals them more quickly, too.

Be assured that our Argan Oil is safe to use on your pets.  Remember that Argan Oil is also eaten daily by many Moroccans.  Our raw, cosmetic grade Argan Oil doesn’t taste quite as yummy as it’s roasted, culinary counterpart, but it is certainly safe for consumption if your pet licks the spot you’re using the oil on.

So yes, our dogs get Argan Oil on their noses and itchy spots.  Hmmm.  I wonder what would happen if we put it on their facial wrinkles.  Would they end up looking like German Shepherds?


Have a good day all!


A Conversation at Saadia’s House

Our family went to Morocco in March.  This is when I received our first batch of hand-pressed Argan Oil from my mother in law, Saadia.

I was so excited to start using it and importing it that I wanted to know more about Argan Oil right from the source.

In my last post I mentioned that my husband, Greg, had often tried to get me interested in Argan Oil.  But now that I was interested, he seemed to tune out a little.  Actually, he tuned out a LOT.  As is clear from this snap shot of a conversation at his mother’s house.

A Conversation at Saadia’s House:    “Men Just Don’t Get It”

Joèl:   Greg, ask the ladies how they use Argan Oil.

Greg, bored:  You just use it on your face and in your hair and on your nails.

Joèl:  Well I know THAT.  There has got to be more.  Ask them!  Please.

Greg, in Derija:  Blah blah blah blah blah.

The Ladies, in Derija, all at once:  Blah!  Blah blah blah!  Blah!  Blah blaaah blah blaaaaah blah blah!   Blah!  Blah blah blah!  Blah!  Blah blaaah blah blaaaaah blah blah!

Joèl:  What did they say?

Greg:  They said you use it on your skin, hair and nails.

Joèl, disappointed:  That’s all?  What does it do to your face?

(The Ladies commissurate)

Greg:  Ok.  So it’s good if your skin is feeling dry like old snake skin.  It’s also good if you have zits.  Even if you have lots of zits they will go away.  It fixes many skin problems and it’s great after going to the hammam.  They said that they don’t like to put it on right before going out in the sun because they are afraid their faces will fry like a fish.  So to be careful of that.  It also closes the holes on your face.

Joèl:  Holes?  What holes?

Greg:  These ones (pointing to Joèl’s pores).

Joèl, slightly annoyed but pleased to be getting some info:  Really?  Cool.  What else?

Greg:  It’s great if you are in pain and feeling old and aching everywhere.  It’s good for massage for rheumatism and whatever else is making you miserable.

Joèl:  How about hair?

(The Ladies commissurate yet again)

Greg:  They use it on wet hair and dry hair.  It works good.  Makes it soft and beautiful and gorgeous.

Joèl:  Does it make your hair look greasy if you use too much?

Greg looks over at all of the women present with their hair completely covered with brightly coloured scarves.  Then he glares at Joèl.

Joèl:  Sorry.  I guess you wouldn’t know.  What else?

Greg asks.  The Ladies chatter away.

Greg, really bored and distracted:  It’s good for cooking babies.

Joèl:  FOR COOKING BABIES?  They don’t eat babies!  No one eats babies!  Tell them you just told me it’s for cooking babies!

Greg translates, the Ladies gasp.

Greg:  Sorry.  They use it for cooking for babies.

Joèl:  Really?  For making baby food?

Greg attempts to clarify yet again.

One Auntie makes eye contact with Joèl and points in the general direction of her nether regions.

Joèl:  Does she mean diaper rash?

Greg:  YES!  They said it’s good FOR babies.  They don’t have to worry about diaper rash when they use Argan Oil.

Saadia then makes a motion with her hands as if to show a big pregnant belly.

reg:  Ladies also use it on their bellies.  Lots of it.  They don’t want to get those purple tiger stripes that some women get when they are pregnant.  Mom says that some Moroccan women get very big bellies while their babies are growing.

Joèl:  Canadian women, too.  You can tell them that.

Greg translates.  The Ladies smile broadly and nod.  Pleased to share this in common with women far away on the other side of the world.

Joèl, victorious:  See Greg!  There’s more to it than “just put it on your face, hair and nails”!

Men certainly don’t get it.   At least mine didn’t that day.  😉