Argan oil is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree, a species unique to Morocco’s southwestern desert. Other brands have argan oil products, although they often contain very little argan oil and instead are filled with silicone, artificial preservatives, dyes, and fragrances.
A growing number of people are adding natural argan oil to their daily routines, and it’s no surprise since the oil is so versatile. From hair, to skin, to delicious recipes, here are 10 ways you can use argan oil.
1) All-over body moisturizer
Argan oil is most commonly used as a moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. But unlike many moisturizers, it’s non-greasy and non-irritating. You only need a few drops and it absorbs easily.
2) Lip moisturizer
Lips are particularly prone to cracking and soreness during winter. Argan oil can help rejuvenate your lips and give them a natural, supple look without the waxy texture of many paraben-based lip balms.
3) Hair conditioner
Argan oil is often used as an alternative to conventional hair conditioners to treat dry hair that has been damaged by heat styling. Work a few drops into wet hair, starting at your scalp and then moving down to the ends.
4) Overnight hair treatment
If you find that using argan oil as a daily conditioner is too heavy, try using it occasionally as an overnight hair treatment. Before going to sleep, massage several drops of oil into your hair and wrap in a microfiber towel. Wash your hair normally the next day.
5) Frizz-taming split-end treatment
On a hot, windy day or after blow drying, argan oil is a great styling aid. Rub a drop or two between your fingers and comb them through your dry hair to tame frizz.
6) Versatile cooking oil
While Nourish Organic Replenishing Argan Oil may smell good enough to eat, you’ll need to buy culinary argan oil if you want to use it for cooking. We suggest marinating thick slices of goat cheese in a mixture of argan oil, paprika, and honey for 20 minutes. Place on small slices of grainy toast and warm through in the oven, then serve with a light mixed salad for an easy summer starter. Get the full recipe.
7) Sunburn treatment
Sunburned skin is inflamed, dry, and prone to peeling. Argan oil’s antioxidants soothe irritation and deeply nourish damaged skin. To help reduce peeling, gently apply oil a few times a day until your skin has recovered.
8) Improve facial skin tone and texture
Acne is often the result of oily, pore-clogged skin. But since argan oil is non-greasy, it can helps balance and soothe irritated skin. Argan’s natural antioxidants also help reduce inflammation.
9) Skin brightener
Want to add some glow to your look? Add a drop of argan oil to your foundation, bronzer, or tinted moisturizer.
10) Hand, heel & cuticle treatment
Argan oil’s softening ability is ideal for those suffering from brittle nails or dry, cracked hands and feet. Just a small amount will hydrate and replenish, returning your skin and nails to their nourished, natural state.
Why Nourish Argan Oil?
Nourish Organic’s range of products are USDA-certified, and our Argan Oil is cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan. The beauty industry is not regulated by the government or FDA, which means companies can label their skincare products “organic” or “natural” even if only 5% of the ingredients are really natural or organic and the rest contain potentially harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, or EDTA.
Our Argan Oil Collection uses 95 to 100% organic ingredients that have been sourced without pesticides or herbicides. Nourish argan oil products are great for quick relief and for daily use to maintain your skin’s natural texture and tone.