Argan oil, a rare yet high in demand oil grown exclusively in Morocco is also known as liquid gold for its beauty and healing properties. Argania Spinosa, is the tree that produces the fruit Argan oil is derived from. The trees can live up to 350 years and require no cultivation, therefore making their oil organic. The use of the oil dates back to written history of the Berber tribes who reaped its benefits in the modern day region of Arganeraie.
Recently it has been used in the cosmetic industry for its beauty and skin healing attributes. Women swear by it as it miraculously makes their stretch marks disappear. Moroccans have implemented it into their diet for centuries, thus inspiring world wide studies, research, and clinical trials into this unique edible oil.
Companies such as Morrocan Oil, New Roots Herbal, Organix, and Josie Maran have imported, manufactured, and marketed cosmetic Argan in North America with much success, but most consumers are unaware there is an edible version of this oil, that goes the distance with health management while promoting beauty from within.
Edible Argan oil is a complex oil, packed with a high concentration of active essential fatty acids at 80%. It is rich in antioxidants, squalene, sterols, polyphenols, prostaglandins, carotenoids, omegas 3 & 6, vitamin e, and ferulic acid which all contribute to a number of health and beauty benefits.
- Beautiful hair, skin, & nails from within.
- Reduces high blood pressure.
- Dissolves bad cholesterol while promoting good cholesterol.
- Stimulates circulation which assists in a higher sex drive.
- Boosts the immune system.
- Neutralizes free radicals with its antioxidant properties. Assists in digestive functioning.
- Blood glucose management Relieves rheumatism and joint problems such as arthritis while acting as an anti inflammatory.
- Prevents cardiovascular disease.
- Assists in preventing terminal diseases & age degenerated cancers.
The edible version of Argan oil is harvested at co-operatives that extract the sun dried seeds, employing a labor intensive artisanal method. Approximately 100 kg of Argan fruit is required to yield a single liter of edible Argan oil.
The oil is roasted to give it a delicious warm and nutty flavor, then cold pressed to sustain all nutritive quality. The oil can be used as a cooking component while sataying fresh vegetables, and meats, added as a salad dressing or used as a pure cooking oil.
If you are an on the go person, or simply prefer taking natural supplements, Moroccan Life Products, A Canadian company recently launched Edible Argan Softgels in North America.
The softgels are great because they can be easily implemented into a busy persons routine, and taken on the go.
The perks of edible Argan go beyond health and beauty. While users may reap the benefits of this mysterious oil, they will also have a sense of being, since purchasing Argan supports the hard working women of Morocco who run the co-operatives.
My mom who has a history of high cholesterol stopped taking her pharmaceuticals and replaced it with these softgels for three months. When she had her cholesterol checked it had gone down from 232 to 168, needless to say her doctor was impressed. I have baby fine hair and find that when I use oils such as Moroccan Oil or heavy conditioners my hair feels greasy and falls flat. I now take Argan softgels on a regular basis as a source of omegas and vitamin e. I find that my skin is more supple, and my hair feels stronger and healthier.
Health is beauty, Argan heals from within.
They are cute and fuzzy and and are known to mark their territory with a stench that could linger for weeks.
Anyone who has ever had their pet skunk first handily knows the pain and agony that accompanies being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Their spray consists of oils that contaminate clothing, fur, and household items lasting for weeks before subsiding. Last fall my husband texted me bring home tomato juice after work, Zema my puppy had gotten skunked trying to protect our yard. When I got home our house reeked of skunk. My husband tried to wash Zema with Dove soap which left her wet and even stinkier if that was possible. The tomato juice worked a little bit, but she still smelled for weeks.
February through March is mating season for skunks. And while they are out and about all year long, we tend to have run ins with them more in the fall due to the “fall shuffle.” Fall is when the young leave the nest for the first time, exploring the world on their own. Adults spend more time venturing out to search for food for their winter dens.
In the fall I don’t let my dog roam free in our fenced yard unsupervised after dusk. We now keep garbage locked up and away from the house.
While your pooch might like the idea of drinking some of the juice, tomato juice can be messy and doesn’t always work when reducing the smell of skunk. If your pet happens to get skunked and the tomato juice isn’t doing the trick here are some options you can try
The first is a product found at Petco. It claims to uses.a bio-enzymatic formula to break down skunk oils. It has mixed reviews, but I would be willing to give it a try not that I am hoping i have to.
Another solution that has been known to work is a homemade solution using cheap and basic components you can make right at home for under $10.
- 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide (typical drugstore hydrogen peroxide)
- ¼ cup baking soda
- 1-2 teaspoons liquid dish soap.
- Mix and do not add water.
- This solution can be used to wash skin, clothes, dogs, etc. that have been sprayed by skunks. It must be used immediately and won’t work if it’s been stored. Thoroughly work it into the fur or fabric and leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing. The peroxide in the solution may lighten fabrics or your pet’s fur.
“Maybe they won’t figure it out.”