We import our Pure Argan Oil from our Moroccan distiller. Stillpoint Aromatics Argan Oil is Wild harvested, cold pressed and unrefined.
Argan Oil is also known worldwide as "Food for the Skin" or "Liquid Gold". By assisting to restore the skin's lipid layer, Argan Oil repairs damage and encourages the maintenance of healthy skin. It protects against free radicals and nurtures and protects not only the skin but also the hair, nails and lips. It is magic! Try blending it with its sister Prickly Pear Oil for amazing skin enhancing results.
It is because of Argan's unique chemical composition of natural, rare and essential constituents that is it one of the premier anti aging carriers. It is rich in ferulic acids, eight essential fatty acids, carotenoids, anti- oxidants, sterols, saponins and polyphones. This carrier oil contains very high levels of vitamin E (Tocopherol) which is essential for the skin. It also contains the component, Squalene, a sesquiterpene that has been shown to be effective against cancer.
Labor of Love
Argan Oil is obtained from the kernels of the Argan tree which is now virtually only found in the Argan forest of South West Morocco. The extraction process is extremely time consuming, difficult, and beyond labor intensive. The time and process is similar to the harvesting and pressing of Prickly Pear Oil - Interestingly also from Morocco It truly is a labor of love! And the Women of Morocco are the ones who perform this magic - by hand. One Argan tree yields 30 kg (about 8 gallons) of Argan fruits and this transforms into just 1 liter (quart) of Argan oil.
- Harvest and gather the fruit by hand (The fruit is olive shaped)
- Sun dry the fruit for several weeks by spreading the fruit on the roofs of mud-brick houses
- Pulping which is removing the argan fruit pulp to expose the Argan nuts
- Crushing Argan nuts to obtain Argan kernels (seeds) The nuts are crushed between two stones BY HAND!
- Grains are ground into a paste and the paste is then mixed with water to form a dough
- The extraction of the liquid gold can now begin!
Cool dark place. Refrigerator is great
Pressed April 2023