Argan oil is a Moroccan health and beauty oil that has been used as far back as 600 BC. It is known as “liquid gold” due to its golden color and amazing health benefits when used in cooking, topically, or taken internally as a supplement.
Argan oil is rich in vitamin A, C and E, antioxidants and beneficial fatty acids, which gives it many health benefits. It has anti-microbial properties, and this combined with its high levels of vitamin E make it useful for speeding up skin healing and treating cuts, grazes and fungal skin infections. It is also an effective oil to hydrate the skin, minimize stretch marks, relieve sun burn, reduce sun damage, and eliminate dandruff.
Directions for use
To enjoy the nutritional and health benefits, take 1 teaspoon of argan oil as a daily supplement, or use it in cooking.
Apply a few drops of argan oil topically 1-2 times per day to treat dry skin and skin conditions or to use it as beauty oil. Argan oil can also be used as a massage oil and a carrier oil to dilute your favorite essential oils.
Pour several drops of argan oil into your hands to massage it into your hair and scalp to eliminate dry scalp and dandruff, treat split ends and condition your hair.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.