Mother Nature really smashed it when she gave us the wonder that is argan oil. When it comes to head to toe hydration, this all-natural oil is nothing short of miraculous. If you’ve ever wondered why women (and men) from North Africa have such wonderful skin and luscious locks, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s down to the fact that they use the oil from the nut of the argan tree—one that grows only in a particular region of southwest Morocco.
And now we too can benefit from the wonders of this gorgeous product.
When we say argan oil can be used head to toe, we really mean it. The following are simple methods to benefit from its amazing hydrating effects:
As a bath and body oil: Add a few drops into your bath water, or smooth on skin after washing. It’s so gentle you can even use it on babies, plus it’s great at reducing stretch marks too.
Deep hair conditioner: Massage into your hair before bed, leave overnight, wash out in the morning and voila! Soft, shiny, to-die-for tresses.
Cuticle softener and nail enhancer: Massage a few drops into your cuticles before a manicure. Not only is it an effective softener, it also stimulates healthy nail growth.
Leave-in hair conditioner: Perfect for those who use heat styling methods, a few drops combed through wet hair, or the use of a leave-in argan oil hair product, will nourish, moisturize, and hydrate. It’s also a wonderful fix for anyone who struggles with a dry hair and/or scalp.
The best home-made face mask: Mix 3 drops of oil with a tablespoon of honey, 1 of lemon juice, and 3 teaspoons of Greek yogurt for the perfect rejuvenating face mask. Smooth onto your skin and leave for 10-15 minutes, rinse, and dry for instant facial brightening.
Scalp massage: Rub a few drops into your hands and massage onto a wet scalp (or, even better, get someone else to do it for you). Do this a couple of times a week—an especially effective treatment for a dry, flaky and/or itchy scalp.
Anti-Frizz Serum: Apply a few drops after styling for a great lasting anti-frizz effect. It gives a fab shine too..
Miracle heel moisturizer: Mix a few drops with your fav moisturizer, slather over hard or cracked heels and cover with socks. Leave on overnight and wash off in the morning. Repeat as necessary until your heels are once again supple and beautiful.
You can also purchase argan oil hair products such as those from the Moroccan Gold Series. Their experts have created a selection of oil-infused treatments for your crowning glory, using the perfect blend of ingredients to give your hair an instant natural boost.
The complete Moroccan Gold Series fortifies hair with an all-natural, guaranteed cruelty-free formula that includes shea butter, linseed oil, olive fruit oil, and avocado oil. Add in the fact that they only use the purest, unrefined argan oil from the Sous Valley UNESCO World Heritage site in Morocco, and you also benefit from the knowledge that you’re using Moroccan hair oil from a wholly sustainable source. Beautiful hair AND an ethically sound product—makes for a win-win situation all round, wouldn’t you agree?