I had mentioned in an earlier article about the need and or want for people to use natural ingredient cosmetic products. In this article I discuss one of my favorite essential oils.
Argan essential oil may have originated in Morocco, but it is now all over the world. It is a part of everyday life for hundreds of thousands of people who seek to live a more natural lifestyle.
Whether it is in their shampoo, on their plate, or on their tummy (goodbye, stretch marks!) – people love using argan oil. The argan tree earned its nickname “the tree of life”, by being such a staple to the natives of morocco and Algeria. It has so many health benefits and cosmetic benefits, it is a wonder the western world didn’t discover this tree sooner.
The argan is a lovely-looking tree, and its oils (originating from its fruit) are like liquid gold in color. Once I started using argan oil in my hair, I found that I didn’t want to use any other kind of shampoo. It protects the hair and scalp from damage and premature aging. There are so many harmful chemicals in the air around us, it is inevitable that some of it will end up on our head. Using argan can help counter the harmful effects of the environment, and it encourages the skin to produce newer, healthier cells.
Applying this oil – always in moderation, by the way – can also encourage hair growth, on top of general scalp health. Those of us with hair issues are sure to benefit from the fruit of the Argan tree, and the great thing about this is that you can see results pretty fast. Massage some oil into your scalp, and watch as your hair strengthens and thickens over time. I found a company called Maple Holistics that produces many natural cosmetics using essential oils like Argan.
Is it 100% effective? Not necessarily. Nothing is. Some individuals may find that it does not have that promised positive effect on them. It could be for so many reasons, and I wouldn’t presume to know what any specific person’s issues are. I can only use my own experience. And, in my humble opinion, argan oil is one of the greatest discoveries I made in my early 20’s. I actually found it under the name Moroccan oil.
Argan contains vitamin E and fatty acids. It is one of the best ways to moisturize and hydrate, whether it is skin, scalp, or hair. It is even said to help relieve the pain of arthritis. I wouldn’t know about that one, though. Not planning on getting arthritis anytime soon.