* Argan Oil may not work for all skin types. Please make sure to test an area of your skin/hair before using it all over yourself. Just because I recommend it does not mean it will work for everyone. Argan oil comes from a nut. Therefore, people with nut allergies should research whether this is safe for you or not.
Something that I can easily ramble on and on about is natural beauty oils. Although I have many that I adore, the one that I continually go back to is Argan oil. Argan oil is very commonly used in many beauty products, especially hair care such as oils, shampoos, and conditioners. In this post, I am going to share what Argan Oil is and where it comes from, why I started using Argan oil, and the many uses that I have for it.
What is Argan Oil
Argan oil comes from the pit of the nuts of an Argan Tree. These trees originated in Morrocco, which is why many labels refer to Argan oil as Moroccan oil. Argan oil has a reputation of being known as a miracle oil because of its many medicinal and beauty benefits. Argan oil is filled with fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin’s, including vitamin A and E, making it ideal for both the skin and the hair. The combination of these ingredients makes Argan oil a wonderful option in your skincare routine.
Why I started using Argan Oil
I found out about Argan Oil after seeing the label “Morrocan oil” written on a shampoo bottle. I became curious about what this oil did for my hair. As I was doing my research I found other blogs and resources explaining the benefits and how it can do so much for the skin. At the time, I was in the market for a face moisturizer and suffered from frizzy hair so I figured I would give it a go. I bought a small bottle, the one you see pictured above. Although that little bottle wasn’t the cheapest, because it is so concentrated I have made it last almost a year now.
What I Use It For
One of the first uses I ever had for Argan oil was as a hair serum. When I was looking for a good brand I was frequently turned off by the long list of ingredients they had and wanted something that was natural and simplified. I was drawn in by how I only needed to use a drop of this oil to coat my entire hair. I have thick, coarse hair and I was super impressed by how a little bit goes a long way.
How I apply the argan oil to my hair is simply by pumping 1 drop into my hand and slowly working the product from the tips of my hair to the tops. This oil is not greasy looking once applied to the hair and can be applied either wet or dry, I have applied it both ways and have been impressed by both.
Using Argan oil as a face moisturizer is probably one of my favorite uses because it is so versatile. Argan oil is so lightweight on the skin that I find I can use it in the morning and at night. It is light enough in the morning and rich enough for the night. Win-win for me.
Dry Skin, Eczema/Psoriasis
I will do a whole post on this, but if you didn’t know I suffer greatly from eczema. Eczema has had a huge impact on what I am able to do and the products I can use. A huge positive about Argan oil for me is that it is wonderful to use on my eczema. I tend to get Eczema on my hands, which as you can imagine is very irritating. When they start to feel dry, I will rub some oil on at night. I have tried SO MANY products that have not worked out and I love that Argan oil is a product I can rely on.
What do you think about Argan Oil? Have you heard about it before? Do you have other uses for it? Let me know in the comments!