I hadn’t really linked the name ‘Argan oil’ to ‘Morrocan oil’ until I visited Marrakesh earlier this year. Morrocan oil has sprung up in hair salon’s all over the place over the last two years and seems to be ‘the thing’ to put on your hair.
Little did I know there were so many other uses for it!
So according to our lovely friend who owned one of the local the Argan oil shops in the Souk (and some further research on my part to back it up!), here is the brief low down…
Morrocan Oil is made from the Argan nut which comes from the Moroccan Argan Tree. It is picked, shelled and then ground into a paste for oil or cream. Although it is new to us, in Morocco is has been used for hundreds of years.
It is reported to have a number of health and beauty benefits.
Interestingly, it has twice the amount more Vitamin E than Olive Oil.
Health wise, it has been used successfully as an oil to help with arthritis, good for treating burns, eczema and scars.
In beauty it is widely used as a moisturiser and anti-ageing product in Morocco with a focus on healing problem skin.
On the hair, it is known to make it stronger and healthy looking and to prevent split ends. It hydrates the hair and the high levels of Vitamin E boosts fine hair.
Well, I have bought a bottle of Oil and will have to see what it is like to use. I will report back!
Let me know if you have tried it and experienced the benefits.