Argan Oil, virgin, cold pressed and organic

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Organic cold pressed Moroccan Argan Oil for skin and hair. The ultimate moisturiser for face, neck, hair, hands and nails. Fast absorbing.

 

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Organic Argan Oil anti-ageing moisturizer for skin, hair and nails. High in antioxidants and vitamin E, it reduces wrinkles, pigmentation, dry skin and regulates other skin issues. Our pure organic argan oil is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and trouble prone skin. Fast absorbing, easy to spread and low aroma.

Our pure organic argan oil gives immediate improvements starting from the moment you use it. The effects cumulate with continued usage. Only tiny amounts are needed so the usage is very economical.

INGREDIENTS Argania Spinosa L.
Pure virgin, organic cold pressed Argan Oil. Nothing else is added and nothing is taken away.

Where does argan oil come from?

Our argan oil comes from the traditional source, the UNESCO protected Argan forest in southern Morocco. The biosphere covers over 2.5 million hectares and give home to protected desert lynx and rare barbary sheep. The argan trees are drought adapted and play a vital role in preventing the encroachment of the Sahara desert.

Our oil is produced by a female led cooperative, which belong to a union of 22 cooperatives, the UCFA (Union of Womens’ Argan Oil Collectives). Do please read about the ethical production of our argan oil and how it actively protects the environment, further below. Unfortunately, we do not produce any types of cosmetic grade oils of this calibre in the UK.

a Moroccan argan tree full of argan fruits

Why is argan oil special? – Some of the properties of argan oil

Because the argan tree is adapted to desert conditions, to withstand desiccation, heat stress then sudden floods, the tree must have a strong immune system. Many of the nutrients the plant makes are stored in its oil bearing seed kernels: Argan oil is high in antioxidants which help to preserve the youthfulness of the skin, rich in tocopherols or Vitamin E which helps to retain moisture in the skin, prevent cell damage by fighting free-radicals and help against hyperpigmentation; High carotenoids, argan oil helps to protect from the sun; squalene which acts as a skin barrier, keeping the skin hydrated, supple and with a lovely smooth texture and it is rich in oleic acid enabling the oil to penetrate deeply into the skin. Beside, argan oil is rich in schottenol and spinasterol, plant based sterols, which are very powerful anti-inflammatories. Overall, argan oil is like a superfood for the skin, hair and nails!

Argan oil benefits:

Organic argan oil for skin

Everyday anti-aging moisturizing of the face, neck, hands and nails.
Supports the elastin and collagen structure of the skin – vital in post menopausal women (see explanation at the bottom of the page)
Can be used anywhere on the body.
To protect against the elements, wind, sun etc.
To reduce the appearance of stretch marks
Improve the appearance of scar tissue
Highly recommended for reducing the appearance of scaring after chickenpox
A nourishing eye make-up remover (argan oil is excellent at removing mascara from eyelashes), but wash over afterwards with rose water on a sponge to remove any oily traces.
Use instead of night cream
For dry skin, use instead of moisturiser
Minimizing liver spots and hyper-pigmentation, melasma
Long lasting protection
Helps to protect collagen, the protein which gives the skin good structure, helping to prevent sagging and giving the skin a plump, youthful look.
Improves elasticity of the skin.
For moisturizing and protecting all skin types, including
Sensitive skin, ageing skin, psoriasis, eczema and acne prone skin
Dry patches as well as oily patches – argan oil regulates oil gland and sebum production
T-zone to balance oil and moisture levels in the skin
Naturally antibacterial and antifungal
The delicate facial and neck skin – the argan oil is totally non-comedogenic – that is it doesn’t block the pores.
Argan oil is easy to spread and penetrates rapidly into the skin.

Argan oil for hair

Strengthens hair when used as a scalp treatment and helps to prevent a dry itchy scalp
Rub-in hair conditioner for dry ends
A finishing oil to calm frizzy or flyaway hair
Helps to protect the hair from sun damage
Gives instant shine to hair
To improve the condition of hair damaged by heat (such as curlers and tongs and hair dryers), and chemicals such as hair products and hair dyes.
Argan oil makes wonderful beard and moustache oil too!

Argan oil for nails

To strengthen nails, reducing snagging and splitting.
To soften cuticles preventing peeling of the cuticles and to aid in pushing the cuticles back.
To provide a healthy sheen to the finger nails.

How to use argan oil on the skin

To moisturize with argan oil – Rub the oil between the palms of the hands and massage into the face, neck, hands and nails once or twice daily.

To remove make up with argan oil – Place one drop on a tiny piece of cloth to delicately remove eye make up. Then wipe over with a soft facial sponge wetted with floral water, such as our organic rose water to remove any remaining traces of argan oil.

How to use argan oil on the hair

There are several ways to apply the argan oil to the hair and scalp – find out which one works for you…are you trying to improve the condition or the ends of the hair, or reduce frizz and static, treat heat and chemical damaged hair to produce shine all over, or care for the scalp?

To apply argan oil to the ends of the hair – Rub a drop or two through the ends of the hair where it is dry, damaged, split or static using the finger tips.

To apply argan oil to the whole head of hair, rub a drop between the palms of the hands and apply by hand by teasing it through the hair, or glide the hands gently over the hair.

Or use the hands to wipe a drop or two onto the bristles a boar bristle brush and brush through the hair, starting from underneath the hair, before finishing on the surface of the hair.
Or use the hands to apply a tiny amount of argan oil onto the tines of a horn or wooden comb and comb through the hair. You can get better coverage if you do this while the hair is still slightly damp.

To apply to the scalp to pre-treat a dry flaky scalp before washing the hair – pour about ½ teaspoon of oil into the palm of the hand and use the other hand to massage the oil directly into the scalp. Leave in for an hour or even overnight before washing the hair. As typical foaming shampoos and conventional hair products, even hair conditioner can lead to an itchy scalp, we recommend washing the hair with rhassoul clay or if the hair is oily or greasy with an extract made from our plant based organic soapnuts.

How to use argan oil on the nails

Rub a drop into the finger and toe nails as well as the cuticles daily.
Be sure to apply it to the nails after bathing, showering, swimming.
Apply to the nails or after doing washing up or household cleaning (make sure that any detergent has been rinsed from the hands and nails first)

If your nails need more moisturization, try our Argan Lip Balm which also contains gum arabica and beeswax.

How to make sunscreen using argan oil and cosmetic blue indigo – Blue Argan Sunscreen.

Normal sunscreens are very harmful to aquatic life and devastating for coral reefs. The solution? Make your own nature and skin friendly argan oil sunscreen.  Just combine a tiny amount of the blue indigo powder with the argan oil shake the bottle! Shake the bottle before each use. It is best to use a set of measures to get the tiny amount of indigo required.
You will see that to make 50ml or blue argan sunscreen I have used 1/4 teaspoon measure, but this is less than half full! So in fact I used about 1/9th of a teaspoon! Please do have a look at the video.

Tip, pour the indigo through a dry funnel – then pour the argan oil through the funnel.
Please note, you will not have tested the sun protection factor of your homemade  blue argan oil, so you will need to test the effectiveness on your own skin. It is best to carry your blue argan oil with you in case you need to reapply it. You can find the cosmetic blue indigo on this link and the 5g jar of cosmetic indigo powder is plenty to get started. You might also like to try the indigo as a natural laundry whitener!

How is argan oil made?

The process starts by harvesting only the ripe fruits which are gathered directly from the tree and sun-dried. At that point, the outer pulp is removed from the nut-like inner cases, which protect the seed kernels. There is no easy way to open the hard case – they are cracked by Berber women between two stones (a hammer stone and stone anvil) in the time mannered tradition, revealing several kernels. The kernels are then meticulously sorted by quality and only the healthiest oil bearing kernels are cold-pressed in a hydraulic press. It takes the combined harvest of 6-7 trees to create 1 litre of precious oil. We never buy argan oil which is hand pressed, because the hand pressed oil has a very strong, rather unpleasant aroma and it doesn’t keep well. You can be sure that our organic argan oil is from the current harvest and that it is quality controlled from harvest to bottling.

Storage

Store away from light in a glass container at less than 18˚C.
We do not recommend refrigerating argan oil as it can cause the oil to separate
Keep the container tightly closed when not in use
Argan oil has a mild nutty, fruity aroma. We ensure that the fruits are collected from the trees directly and not from the ground. We never use kernels which have been eaten by goats as this would produce an oil with an unpleasant aroma and it would not keep well.

Sizes available

Buy Argan Oil of Morocco in:

30ml Retail size in glass bottle with a metal cap
50ml Retail size in glass bottle with a metal cap
100ml Retail size in glass bottle with a metal ca

Each size is a also available with a glass pipette. These are made from tempered glass with a silcon-rubber teat. By holding the glass tube in the bottle and squeezing and releasing the teat, you can remove a small amount of argan oil from the bottle. Lift the pipette from the bottle, then gently squeeze the teat to release the argan oil drop by drop. To avoid contamination, do not let the teat touch the skin. Replace the pipette back on the bottle and screw it back in place.

Ethics in using argan oil

Organic: Argan oil from UCFA is safety assessed, certified organic and fair trade by Ecocert. By avoiding the use of agricultural chemicals we not only attain a pure argan oil product, safer for the workers and as consumers, safe for all skin types, but we also protect the land, water, air from unnecessary pollution.
Protecting land and nature: Produced from trees protected by the Moroccan law and by UNESCO.  Argan trees only thrive in Morocco. The forest reserve is also IGP (protected Geographical Indication) certified by AMIGHA. Only Moroccan grown trees produce authentic argan oil. The Argan forest helps prevent encroachment from the Sahara desert and helps to consolidate fragile mountain soils.
Produced by a female lead cooperative: Our oil is produced by a female led cooperative, part of a union of 22 cooperatives, the UCFA (Union of Womens’ Argan Oil Collectives) which is self governed by women.
Fairly traded: No longer do the argan oil producers just selling the seeds as a cash crop to large corporations, over the last decades, the female cooperatives have taken control of the whole production process from tree planting and care, harvesting, seed extraction, pressing, organic certification and marketing. Their whole emphasis is on sustainability and consistency of quality. They are in control of all of the working conditions and of their pricing structure.
Social and gender equality: It has meant over the years that the women have gained literacy and transferable business skills – they also run charitable scheme to combat poverty in their reserve. Thanks to argan oil production women and their communities are lifted out of poverty and they have a secure future.
Sustainability: The oil is not pressed by hand in this cooperative – The yield of this precious oil is about 50% greater when pressed by machine, and the oil, rare as it is becomes somewhat more available for the export market. Machine press oil maintains its freshness for much longer and has a lighter aroma. As noted earlier, the argan cooperatives, continue to planting of new argan trees to assure the future of argan oil production.

WARNING

Nut allergy sufferers are advised to consult their doctor before using Argan Oil.
As with any new product, users should conduct a patch test before starting wide scale usage.

Packaging

This organic virgin cold pressed argan oil is provided in amber glass bottles. Although it means that the postage costs are higher, oils maintain their optimal quality in glass. Not enough research has been conducted on how oils react when stored in plastic, but there is no doubt that the oil degrades in plastic and may become contaminated as the plastic degrades. Even an amber bottle allows some light penetration, so unless you intend to use up the oil quickly, then please store your bottle in a dark cupboard where there is a stable room temperature. Saying all of this, Argan Oil is known for its ability to be stored for a long time.

Research

A scientific article showing how argan oil reduces melanin https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723062/

A scientific article showing how argan oil prevents skin aging in post menopausal women, by replacing the function of estrogen: Boucetta, K. Q., Charrouf, Z., Aguenaou, H., Derouiche, A., & Bensouda, Y. (2015). The effect of dietary and/or cosmetic argan oil on postmenopausal skin elasticity. Clinical interventions in aging, 10, 339–349. https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S71684 Here is the part of the conclusion where they are discussing what is in the argan oil to have this antiaging effect. Please note the post menopausal ladies in the study also consumed edible argan oil, but it is still an incisive result, “The synergistic antioxidant effect of vitamin E and ferulic acid plays a key role in the maintenance of skin elasticity through the decline in collagen and elastic fibers degradation in response to MMP inhibition activity. That may help to protect postmenopausal women against the high levels of ROS implied in the acceleration of skin aging that takes place in age-related estrogen loss.”

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22 reviews for Argan Oil, virgin, cold pressed and organic

  1. heidi_quicksilver

    I really liked this product for helping the condition of my hair. It definately improved it, was easy to use and smelled nice!

  2. Stephanie (verified owner)

    I have never tried this product before as I just thought ‘Oil is oil right?’ – wrong…I have seen a noticeable difference in the skin on my face and neck whilst using this, my face looks much more hydrated so I don’t look as if I have as many lines under my eyes, i only use the smallest amount because it goes pretty far. I will no longer be buying moisturiser ever again. big thumbs up from me!

  3. Sarah Morgan (verified owner)

    Love this high quality argan oil – great for nourishing dry skin- face and hands

  4. Emma

    I have been using Argan Oil and Rhassoul clay since meeting Sally at a fair over 12 years ago. Since then i have also ordered seaweed for conditioning, hemp oil soap to help with my (adult) spot prone skin (it really works!) and alum crystals for deodorant, which I love, especially with the link to aluminium in retail antiperspirants and alzheimer\’s (which my mother suffers with). I recently tried the soap nuts and indigo powder, and have to say how impressed I am with them! There is no end to the uses for soap nuts! I use them to wash my clothes, clean my windows (no streaks!), clean my work surfaces, bathroom and kitchen cupboard doors ( I steep 4-5 soap nuts in warm water overnight, then use the liquid with a spray bottle) , and the combination of hemp oil soap, soap oil nut liquid and a scrubby meant I could clean my oven (a job I hate, and put off as long as I can!) in hardly any time. I have also used soap nuts to safely clean my cat\’s water fountain; a great degreaser without the worry of any residual elements making my babies ill. Can\’t recommend Natural Spa Supplies enough! Not only are the products ethically sourced, and reasonably priced, Sally and her team are there to answer any questions you may have! I love that items are sent in recycled materials, and I always save the string used to tie up packages; it is great for use in the garden!

  5. Suzie (verified owner)

    So happy with this product and I love that it’s natural and plastic free 🙂
    My skin feels lovely and soft and I also use it on the ends of my hair after I’ve washed it.

  6. darren bullman

    Being in the Andulucian sun and the chlorine pools (yuk) i use this during the day to help protect it and for adding to a bath or applying direct to skin if a little dry

  7. Aida Raisa Bogatu

    Absolutely amazing 100% pure organic argan oil. I am so, so happy I found you. My skin feels amazing and I will be contining to order and recommend this to all my friends.

  8. Sally

    Ah thank you for that information. In addition to the pure argan oil, I often use the argan lip balm on my nails too. I am glad that you are making good use of it!

  9. Richard

    I have suffered from fungal nail infections in both big toe nails since an accident many years ago, despite the use of a number of treatments, some quite expensive, the problem remained. About six months ago I started to apply Argon Oil to the nails after showering once a day. On my last visit to the chiropodist a week ago she remarked on the big improvement in the condition which, despite her best efforts she had been unable to cure .

  10. Dave Molz (verified owner)

    Thanks so much for supplying consistently high quality Argan Oil.
    I have to admit that ive tried many different sources for this – not only online but as i live in Brighton there are many shops that also sell it.
    Without doubt yours is the finest and truest i have ever found so now ive finished my search and always come here
    It is also great that you carry on the natural supplies ethic all the way to your compostable packaging and personal customer care
    While im here i should also mention other products i have had from you – rhassoul clay, horn comb and exfoliating glove were also genuine and great products.

  11. Tim (verified owner)

    Incredible quality, i have mainly been using this on my hands and beard but plan to use also as a full body lotion after exfoliating with clay to maximise the benefits. Can’t wait to try the lip balm next.

  12. Yvonne (verified owner)

    Fantastic quality Argan Oil compared to another organic brand I have. This is thicker and a lovely scent. Not been using that long but already feel the difference. Won’t be purchasing my Argan oil from anywhere else in future.

  13. J (verified owner)

    Since meeting Sally at a Mind Body Spirit Fair a couple of years ago I tried Argan oil & it’s now my only regular face care product. After washing in the morning I spread a couple of drops over my face & neck – I don’t need anything else at night, my problem skin is no longer a problem, my once frequent cold sores are very, very rare & now I feel far more confident in going out without makeup!

  14. Catherine

    Loved this product from the very first use. I bought it essentially for my hair after going ‘no-poo’ Very easily absorbed, made my skin feel wonderful and gave an amazing shine to my hair.
    Will definitely buy it again.

  15. Samantha (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this Argan oil. It’s deeply moisturising without being greasy and it’s lovely to rub the excess into my hands. My nails seem much less brittle now. I’ve tried quite a few products from Natural Spa Supplies and they are all wonderful.

    I also like the fact that the containers and packaging can be recycled or re-used, right down to the pieces of string which I use to tie up plants on my allotment and the corrugated cardboard makes great kindling.

    The handwritten notes included with every order is a lovely personal touch so when my parcel arrives, it feels more like a present than a purchase!

    Many thanks Sally, for all your efforts in sourcing such wonderful, ethical products which feel luxurious yet are so simple and kind to the skin.

  16. Niki (verified owner)

    I came across Argan Oil in Morocco a few years ago and have been pretty much reliant on it ever since. I have sensitive skin so have to be careful what I use on it and this just works like a charm. My mum is now also a convert and I only buy it for us from Natural Spa Supplies as the quality is just so high.

  17. MariaGiulia88 (verified owner)

    This is an amazing product, and a great quality one too. I am using it every night before bed on my face, and it has made a great difference. It makes my combination skin (with dry patches) very soft and the effect lasts long on the next morning too. It has also somewhat balanced it and I have a calmer skin too thanks to it. Plus, the beauty of relying on one product only instead that trying millions more or less successfully. Thank you so much Sally for this wonderful product!!

  18. Beatrice

    Well, where do I start? The product? The supplier?
    I came across Natural Spa Supplies quite by accident while looking through endless lists of so-called genuine Argan Oil suppliers, and after almost giving up on my search! And was I glad I actually decided to gamble and choose this particular one, the only one, I must add, that came across as truly honest and genuine!
    I found Sally, not only a delight to chat with, but also a very knowlegdeable, efficient and competent business woman. The service is reliable, rapid and faultless.
    As for the products, well I am now a thorough convert to and almost addict of the Argan Oil sold by Natural Spa Supplies!
    I am raving, to whoever wants to hear, about the results I have observed of daily use of this wonder oil on my own skin, particularly on my face!
    I have been blessed by Nature with a rather good skin and features which have managed to remain pretty youthful despite the advance of age! However, I had started to notice deepening furrows on my forehead, those created by the combined work of passing years and worries! And now, after months of regular daily applications (morning and evening) of Argan Oil I was very surprised to realise, on closer inspection, that those furrows were markedly less prominent and obvious, as if they had been smoothed over, ironed on! Furthermore, the two lines going from the base of the nose to the top lip, another indicator of years carving up one’s features, were also much less noticeable as if smoothed out!
    Were I to miss one application, the pores of my face seem to start a riot and clamour for the nourishing feel of this miracle oil, “feed us, feed us” they silently scream!!!
    If I am so lyrical about this oil, it is because it has proved, for me, a fairly vain woman afraid of the potentially lethal
    damage of middle age on her skin, to have become a powerful and rejuvenating ally!

  19. Emma (verified owner)

    This is a multi-functional oil! Ideal for dry skin and sunburn, but also great for hair. I apply a few drops to dry hair to control frizz (I have naturally curly hair), and 4 drops to my deep conditioner once a week to add extra moisture. Results are soft and shiny hair!!! Have used on sunburn as well, and within 1 day it has settled, stopped hurting, and turned brown. One of the few oils that actually penetrates hair and skin, rather than just sitting on top of it.

  20. Ruth (verified owner)

    I have quite dry thick curly hair and I have found Argan oil to the best thing for keeping it nice and in check! It seems to sink in more over time so that hair continues to look better over several hours! Win!

  21. chakugan

    This oil absorbs into the skin so quickly and yet leaves a slight residue on fingers / hands that can be quickly passed through hair / over back of hands. I like it and it seems to be a really good “all round” product for skin moisture / protection.

  22. Rubina (verified owner)

    I love this product, I came across it almost 1.5 years ago on this site and have been using it since, I actually ran out a few months back and didn’t have enough time to buy online as I was going abroad so bought some from Holland and Barret and I can say that the quality was really poor, this is the best I’ve used and does wonders for my skin. I have really sensitive skin so most moisturisers and I react badly too so this is perfect, I also used to have really bad oily T zone and with this it almost eliminates it, it keeps skin soft, supple and moisturised and best part is that doesn’t overload the skin.

  23. Vicky Lawson (verified owner)

    I have been using Argan oil on my face now for over 3 years – which goes to show how much I love it! I really do think it has improved the softness and quality of my skin. It is also a lovely product to use – absorbs really easily and you don’t need to use much. I have very sensitive skin and can be prone to eczema so Argan oil suits my skin a treat. And in the morning when I have finished using it on my face I smooth my hands over my hair to quieten down any frizzy bits.

    The other thing I love about using Argan oil is buying from Natural Spa Supplies. Sally always provides such superb, fast customer service and is so lovely to deal with that it makes buying a real pleasure. I know that if I run out a new bottle won’t take long to arrive!

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