Argan Oil - Why you should consider adding this oil in your daily skincare routine
Where does Argan oil come from?
Argan oil is a carrier oil that is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cosmetics, and it is now a popular ingredient in many wellness practices. Argan oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, making it an excellent choice as a carrier oil for aromatherapy, massage therapy, and other wellness practices.
Why are we such a fan!
Carrier oils are vegetable oils that are used to dilute essential oils and other concentrated substances, making them safe to apply to the skin. Carrier oils also have their own unique properties that can enhance the benefits of essential oils. Argan oil is one of the most versatile and nourishing carrier oils available.
Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and premature ageing. It is also high in essential fatty acids, which can help to improve skin elasticity and reduce inflammation. These properties make argan oil a popular choice for skincare, as it can help to nourish and protect the skin while also delivering the benefits of essential oils.
One of the unique properties of argan oil is its ability to penetrate deeply into the skin. This makes it an excellent choice for massage therapy, as it can help to nourish and hydrate the skin while also delivering the benefits of essential oils. We have argan oil as one of our key ingredients in our Comforting Face and Body oil for this very reason. Argan oil is also commonly used in facial serums, such as our popular Luna Goddess night serum, and other skincare products, as it can help to improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
Argan is great in skincare, but where else can it be used?
In addition to its skincare benefits, argan oil can also be used for hair care. It is rich in vitamins and minerals that can help to nourish and strengthen the hair, making it an excellent choice for use in hair masks and other hair treatments. Argan oil is also a popular ingredient in natural hair care products, as it can help to moisturise and protect the hair while also promoting healthy hair growth. If you have dry or frizzy hair, we recommend working a few drops of our Comforting Face & Body oil to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair whilst its still damp, then letting it dry. The oils will really help nourish the hair and give the hair a healthy shine. Alternatively massage into the scalp, as a pre-shampoo treatment, to promote healthy hair growth.
Thinking of using argan oil in your daily routine?
When choosing an argan oil for use as a carrier oil, it is important to choose a high-quality, cold-pressed oil that has not been refined or processed. This will ensure that the oil retains its natural nutrients and benefits. Look for organic, unrefined argan oil from a reputable source.
Argan oil can be used in a variety of ways, depending on your needs and preferences. It can be used as a standalone carrier oil, or it can be combined with other carrier oils and essential oils to create customised blends.
Some popular ways to use argan oil include:
- Massage therapy: Use argan oil as a carrier oil for massage therapy, either alone or in combination with other oils.
- Skincare: Add argan oil to your skincare routine by using it as a facial serum or moisturiser. We recommend Luna Goddess, which is a combination of argan, evening primrose and rosehip oils.
- Hair care: Use argan oil as a hair mask or treatment to nourish and strengthen your hair.
- Aromatherapy: Use argan oil as a carrier oil for aromatherapy, either alone or in combination with other oils. It can be great in roll-on oils for pulse points, for example argan blended with lavender - for an anxiety relief oil.
Overall, argan oil is an excellent choice as a carrier oil for a variety of wellness practices. Its nourishing and moisturising properties make it a great choice for skincare and hair care, while its ability to penetrate deeply into the skin makes it a popular choice for massage therapy. If you are looking for a high-quality carrier oil that can deliver a wide range of benefits, consider incorporating argan oil into your wellness routine.