Top 12 Argan Oil Benefits for Skin & Hair

 

Argan Oil BenefitsThe Amazing Argan Oil Benefits

Imagine a fruit so nutritious that goats will climb trees just to eat them!

Inside that little fruit, is the little nut that gives us argan oil. For generations, natives of the Argan Forest in Morocco have pressed the nut to extract this precious oil, to use as a dietary supplement, for wound healing and rash relief, and to nourish skin and hair. These slow-growing trees are so revered that in 1998 the Argan Forest was declared a Biosphere Reserve By UNESCO.


Argan Oil Benefits Throughout HistoryGoats In An Argan Tree

Argan oil use was not just isolated to Morocco. People throughout the world have taken advantage of the many argan oil benefits to treat skin infections, bug bites, and skin rashes. And now it is used by men and women all over the world seeking an effective, all natural moisturizer for skin and hair.

One of the main reasons that argan oil is so healing, is that it is rich with vitamin A and vitamin E. However, argan oil is also packed with anti-oxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. Research shows that when applied to skin, it eases inflammation while moisturizing the skin. (1)

When applied externally, trocopherol from the vitamin E, helps to boost cell production while promoting healthy skin and hair. This is why cosmetic companies are including it in their high-end anti-aging, hair, and skin care products.

The good news, to get all of the benefits of this precious little nut, you don’t have to purchase luxury hair and skin care products. You can purchase just the oil, making it a versatile addition to your beauty routine. True, 100% argan oil is expensive; but fortunately, just a drop or two will nourish hair and skin throughout the day.


Top 12 Argan Oil Benefits

Here are 12 of the ways that you can incorporate this anti-aging, moisturizing, and all-natural oil into your daily beauty regimen.

1. Nighttime Moisturizer

Argan oil absorbs quickly, and does Nighttime Oil Treatmentnot leave an oily residue. After cleansing your skin with an all-natural cleanser, pour a single drop into your palm to warm. Apply in a circular motion to your face and neck.

In the winter months, or in dryer climates, you may need a second drop; but remember to use sparingly. This oil is gentle, and safe to use around your eyes.

Apply one drop to your face, using a tapping motion, from the bridge of your nose to your temple, and back again. Then apply a drop beneath your eyes with the same gentle tapping. The vitamin A and vitamin E can help to reduce fine wrinkles and keep this delicate area moisturized.


2. Skin Toner

Skin toning is an important step in your skin care routine. For an all-over glow, add 2-4 drops to 8 ounces of your favorite toner, or better yet, make your own chemical free, all natural toner at home!

Simply pour one cup of boiling water over a green tea bag and let steep for 7-10 minutes. Remove the tea bag and allow to come to room temperature. Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil (orange, lemon or tea tree are great), and 2-4 drops of argan oil, and seal in a jar. Use morning and night after cleansing, and before moisturizing.


3. Exfoliating

Do-it-yourself exfoliators are not difficult to make, and are significantly less expensive than what you can purchase in the store, plus when you add argan oil, you get all the anti-aging effects too!

To experience the argan oil benefits while exfoliating, just mix 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with a couple of drops of argan oil in your hand. Rub into your face in a circular motion for 2-4 minutes; pay special attention to acne prone areas and areas that are dry. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry.

Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while giving you a younger fresher complexion. With the aid of the brown sugar, the argan oil’s nutrients are more readily absorbed into your skin.

Use this exfoliator for more than just your face! If you have dry elbows or heels (or during an at-home pedicure) mix up a bit more to massage the dry and dead skin away!


Moisturized face and skin4. Acne

Great news for anyone that is suffering from acne – argan oil has been proven to reduce sebum levels in individuals with oily skin! (2) Women than have never had acne before are finding in that in their 30s and 40s this pesky condition arises, and it is often, difficult to treat.

Chemical creams can be expensive, and in the long run truly do more harm than good. Argan oil’s high linoleic acid content helps to reduce inflammation caused by acne, (not to mention rashes, infections and bug bites) while helping heal damaged skin cells.

If you are using argan oil as your moisturizer, but are still fighting acne, place a drop in the palm of your hand and lightly dab a bit extra into problem areas. To fight stubborn or persistent white heads, be sure to make the toner above, using a couple of drops of tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil compliments the argan oil benefits beautifully with its rich content of anti-oxidants and its inherent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties(3). Together, they can help fight stubborn acne while reducing the inflammation, and scarring.


5. Stretch Marks

Argan oil can help prevent stretch marks by improving the elasticity of the skin. Warm 2-3 drops of pure argan oil in the palm of your hands and gently rub your stomach, hips, thighs or any other potential problem areas.

The vitamin A and vitamin E will help to rejuvenate the skin while moisturizing, making stretch marks less likely to form. If you already have a stretch mark or two (or six), start by massaging argan oil and brown sugar into the affected areas before your next bath. Rinse well and apply the oil to the affected areas prior to dressing.


6. Razor Bumps and BurnSmooth Legs

Razor bumps and razor burn are uncomfortable and unsightly. Argan oil is an effective treatment to soothe and heal for men after shaving, as well as women for their legs and bikini line.

Warm a drop or two of the oil in your hands and lightly massage into the affected area. The healing power of the oil will astound you. Some individuals note a reduction in the number of ingrown hairs present as well.


7. Whole-Body Moisturizer

Once you see amazing ways that argan oil benefits your face, do not hesitate to use it as your whole-body moisturizer! Hopefully, you are currently using an all-natural moisturizer (like coconut oil) on your body and avoiding the harsh hidden chemicals that are present in most lotions and moisturizers.

Add just a couple of drops of argan oil to your food-grade carrier oil of choice (coconut, olive, jojoba, sweet almond, or sesame) to immediately reap all the benefits of this healing natural oil. If you have dry patches on your heals, elbows or other areas, massage an extra drop into those areas for relief.


8. Leave-In Conditioner & Styling Long Healthy Hair

Argan oil is not only beneficial to skin – it is also great for hair. This non-greasy oil makes for the perfect leave-in conditioner that makes your hair easier to style while repairing those pesky split ends! Argan oil helps to tame frizz and fly-aways, protect against the heat of hair dryers, curlers and flat irons, all the while promoting body, and a healthy shine.

There is some research that indicates argan oil can even promote hair growth, so be sure to rub it in to your scalp too. Depending on the thickness, texture, condition, and length of your hair, you may need anywhere from 1 drop to 3 drops.

Getting the right amount may take some practice.  Start with a drop (or for short hair ½ drop may do) and warm in your palms before raking your fingers through your hair, paying special attention to your ends. Once complete, add ½ drop to your fingertips and massage into your scalp. Rub any excess into your face, neck or hands.


9. Overnight Deep Conditioning Treatment

If you have dry, brittle hair, once a week do an overnight deep conditioning treatment with argan oil. Warm 4-10 drops in your hands before massaging into your scalp. Continue applying all the way to the ends, twist, and place a shower cap on top. Your natural body heat retained in the shower cap will help the oil to penetrate, while keeping your pillowcase free of oil. In the morning, wash your hair as normal, rinsing until all residue is gone.

If you have dandruff or dry scalp, do an overnight treatment twice per week until dandruff is gone. Continue on with weekly treatments, or as needed.


healthy lips10. Lip Conditioner

Argan oil benefits more than just your skin and hair; it makes for a wonderful lip treatment or chap stick substitute! Rub in 1-2 drops, and wipe away any excess.

This will not only heal any cracked lips, but also keep your lips soft, smooth and conditioned. Keep argan oil around in winter-time to prevent chapped lips.


11. Nails

Now, let’s talk about how this can help your nails! Argan oil’s non-greasy moisture is an ideal treatment for cuticles and nails. Remove all polish from  fingernails and toenails, and rinse thoroughly.

Dot a fraction of a drop directly onto each nail, one at a time, and rub into the nail bed and cuticle. Leave on until all nails have been treated.

Wash and rinse thoroughly and then apply polish as desired. The oil will help to condition your nails, but also help keep your cuticles moisturized so you don’t develop painful hangnails.


care for beautiful woman legs12. Dry Feet and Heels

If you have dry cracking skin on your feet or heels, rub 2 drops into your feet, paying special attention to the problem areas. Depending on the how dry your skin is, you may need to apply a couple of more drops to fully moisturize the area.

Cover with a pair of cozy socks to give the oil a chance to soak in. Leave the socks on for at least 20 minutes, and preferably overnight.

NOTE: Please use a warm washcloth to remove all of the residual oil from the bottom of your feet prior to bathing! We wouldn’t want you to slip and fall!


 

Top 12 Argan Oil Benefits


argan seeds and oilHow to Store Argan Oil

As you can see, argan oil is easy to incorporate into your morning and evening beauty routine. To enjoy all the argan oil benefits, use it daily to treat dry skin and scalp, as a styling product, to keep wrinkles at bay, and to treat acne. It increases the hydration of your skin(4) and hair resulting in a more youthful and healthy appearance.

Keep bottles out of direct sunlight, and sealed tight. It is recommended to use the oil within 6 months of opening for optimal benefit. Start with a small bottle, and keep track of how long it lasts. Don’t buy too large of a bottle at first, as the quality can degrade over time.


Where to Buy to Argan Oil 

One more important note…it is important to get actual high-quality oil. Unfortunately, there are many unscrupulous companies that are taking advantage of consumers by replacing argan oil (in part or in whole) for cheap knock-offs.

A low-quality oil will not give you the same argan oil benefits as it will not have the same concentration of nutrients. You get what you pay for, so it is definitely worth it to be wary and read labels carefully. So when selecting your argan oil, look for pure 100% argan oil that has been cold-pressed.

A good, pure argan oil will be more expensive, but when you look at the number of products (eye creams, moisturizers, lotions, hair styling products, etc.) you can replace, it is worth every penny.


Argan Oil Side Effects

Please be mindful when using argan oil, if you have any nut allergies. There have been a few cases where itArgan Seeds has caused an allergic reaction. While not technically a tree nut, it is a stone fruit and the oils come from the nut. You can always test the oil on the inside of your arm to make sure that you do not react to it.

Argan oil is an all-natural alternative to the chemical-laden beauty products you have in your home. The anti-oxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids, and the linoleic acids help fight fine lines, reduce inflammation, heal acne, and minimize scars and stretch marks, and so much more.

What is your favorite way to use argan oil? Have you tried it and noticed a difference? Please share with us below!


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  1. Sharon Turow says:

    Thank you for this information and all of the info you share. I have two questions? Can we buy the fruit and can we grow the trees? Thank you again, Sharon

  2. Barbara says:

    It is so hard to find natural, pure products. What do you recommend as far as other skin care products and makeup?

  3. Lori says:

    I use Josie maran from qvc, and like it. Does anyone know a better one?

    • kylie says:

      The Josie Moran at QVC is so expensive. Have you checked out mountainroseherbs.com They carry quality oils, teas, herbs/spices pretty much everything you can imagine & based out of Eugene OR. I’m sure Josie’s oil is good but it’s all about marketing & brand, you’re paying for her name & at that price it better come with Saffron too.

    • Carolyn says:

      I have the Josie Maran Argan Oil but will certainly check out the source recommended by Dr. Axe since it is much less expensive, and I trust his recommendations. I saw a recent evaluation of a new day time moisturizer with sun screen by Josie Maran that was rated very highly. Have not tried it. I like the recommended uses that Dr. Axe has provided and will try the toner made from green tea with a couple of drops of argan oil.

    • Chris Perrine says:

      Yes, the is a company called L’BRI Pure n’ Natural with an excellent line of all natural, aloe vera based skin care that is anti aging and works fantastic. And it is very affordable.

  4. Margie Halkowitz says:

    I would love to know and understand more about the benefits of essencial oils for health.

  5. Teresa Sundberg says:

    I’m amazed at all the incredible benefits of this oil! I’ll definitely be incorporating it into my daily beauty/moisturizing routine. I’m curious though, would this help at all with Psoriasis?

  6. Friederike says:

    I love argan oil, i use it from head to toe and in everything. i make my own creams n hair products and have a large collection of different oils, and argan oil has and will always be my fav and best oil :) it help cleare up my acne when it was bad so i love the stuff for it.

  7. Amanda says:

    Hi, very helpful blog! I use Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan oil on my hair wet and dry. It absorbs instantly and doesn’t leave my hair oily looking like so many other hair oils.

  8. Drew Todd says:

    Hi Josh

    Seasons greetings to you and yours!

    How do you get one drop to spread on your entire face, I need about 5 drops to spread on my face?? What am I dong wrong?

    Thanks.

    Drew

  9. Leon Wynne says:

    Frankincense type best for ingestion and where to purchase

  10. Michel says:

    Argan oil is way worth it – I use an argan oil that has no harmful chemicals, and can be used on hair & skin – its the Somaluxe Argan Oil – I love this product it leaves my hair smooth, silky, and shiny! I couldn’t keep my hands out of my hair because it was so soft and it’s light or at least for my thick straight hair! I just hate that it’s only one size but will definitely repurchase. I never do reviews on products but it’s so good that I had to tell someone!!

  11. Robyn says:

    For months I suffered from facial rashes that went as far as my chest and behind my ears. Doctors couldn’t figure it out. Hives, rosacea, psoriasis, or food allergy? My skin was cracking and peeling. Basically I was a mess. It turns out that it was all a reaction to stress! One week after leaving my job, the rash disappeared. With my health insurance ending, I had to cancel the dermatology appointment for which I waited weeks! My physician recommended Argan Oil. It wasn’t easy to find in our area, but Target carried a nice brand. My skin is already reaping the benefits and I have had no reactions, especially by my eyes.

  12. dorothy keffer says:

    Can essential oils be ingested safely? I’ve read different points of view.

  13. said slo says:

    Hello and thank you for this amazing tips,

    I’m from the south of Morocco and our areas of this famous oil and I have saved you the real quality of the oil argan.

    form agadir Morocco

  14. MJA says:

    My Wheaten terrier has 8cm tumor.the path report is not conclusive.may be sarcoma. I am interested in your thoughts about adding oils….frankencense, or what would you suggest?
    For myself I am interested in any skin care for sun damage spots….I grew up when we slathered baby oil !

  15. Dima Al Mahsiri says:

    I love argan oil!
    I like to use it as a leave-on-conditioner. It help treat my frizzy hair and protect it when styling.
    Thanks for sharing these tips, I would love to use this oil for exfoliating my skin.

  16. Jason says:

    I love the SOmaluxe Argan oil also – my girl friend uses it for her nails – but i use it as a face moisturizer and it works so well…doesnt leave me greasy at all

  17. Jennifer says:

    I love Argan oil! I have been using it for about 5 months and it has improved my hair and skin. I buy Beta Naturals brand. Have you heard of it or know anything about the company?

  18. Natalia says:

    This is wonderful argan oil for hair and skin beauty

  19. Peggy says:

    I love Argan oil & I have been using it for almost 2 years now. The best 100% organic, pure Argan Oil from Morocco. I have chronic dry eyes and since my
    eye lids are so dry. I rub it gently into my eyelids & it hydrates my eyelids & relieves some of the problem with the dry eye, Also it does not get into my eyes.
    My Ophthalmologist supports me 100% & tells me to keep using the Argan oil on my eyelids.

  20. cristina morrow says:

    Hi Dr. Axe
    Thank you for this post, very helpful.
    Would i have to use argan oil everyday in order for stretch marks to reduce? Right now its more every third day.
    Would you recommend children (toddlers/babies) using argan oil for skin, hair, and even diaper rashes?

    Thank you again for your insight

    • I would use it daily on the stretch marks along with essential oils. I’m not able to give recommendations regarding using it with a child, sorry! I would consult with your physician

  21. Patty Meza says:

    I started having all these dark brown spots on my face. At first it was just a small spot now it’s all over my forehead. I started using argon oil on my forehead and I swear the dark spots are actually not as dark anymore. Been about 2 weeks now. I’m so happy. Bc having that on your face really doesn’t make you feel so pretty. I’m loving the fact that it’s dininishing!!! I’m hoping they all go away 😁 If not at least not be as dark.

  22. Harriet k says:

    I did not like Jose Marin Argan’s oil – its was too oily ! The Somaluxe Argan Oil has improved the appearance of my thick coarse hair and has made it feel really soft and tamed my wavy/curly hair. What I like most about it is that it does not leave my hair with a greasy residue the way Jose Marin Argan Oil does.

    • paul says:

      No mention of the two grades of cosmetic Argan Oil for sale!
      One is better for skin problems the other for face and hair.

      One is single filtered and has an argan nut scent the other is scent free.

      There is only one company that sells coth that I could find.
      there is enough affiliate ads on this page already so i wont post a link/name.
      Do your own research!

  23. Jamie Shafer says:

    I discovered this wonderful oil through a friend who was living in Provence where it is popular. I used the oil on my 84 year old face for about 6 months and realized it was clearing up the senior acne on my face. And then started with oil on hair, both conditioner and shampoo, and now use it on my body with coconut oil. Use on hands and nails are stronger! Going to try on my lower legs which are ver dry. In short everywhere. I just hope we don’t run out – so shhhhh!

    We must stop the use of all products that cause cancer! So start with he argan – an amazing product from the land of the Berbers.

  24. Gabriela says:

    I use it on my hair, but today i ran out of moisturizer and was wondering if this oil was any good on my skin… Turns out it is amazong for hair, skin, nails and so much more! I really enjoyed your blog Dr. Axe. Really helpful!

  25. Vanessa says:

    I have been using Jose Moran argon oil for about 1 year now, I will never go back to creams or anything like it, this is all I need, it has been my skin saver, I have mild roceasa, and very very dry skin, my nose was so patchy and red I just couldn’t find a way out, I went to the oil and within a month I could not believe the DIFFERANCE, it’s healing it’s great under makeup, my skin is alive again I am 63 and have basic good genes, but life was catching up, I was using all the wrong things, can’t say enough, just the best product ever, please give it a try, use a month you won’t go back to anything else.

  26. Jacky says:

    I have for the past 8 months been using a mixture of Argan oil and Shea butter to combat adult acne and keep my skin supple and wrinkle free; both of which have been effective thus far. I have however, for the last month, noticed a change in the effect of these substances on my skin. Although the acne is moderately controlled, my skin is drier and getting wrinkles, at the age of 36 years. I wonder whether it is due to the change in environment; having moved from England to Toronto??

    • Trudy Ray says:

      Jacky, the dryness in the air around the Great Lakes in winter are most certainly a factor. I visited my family in Chicago for a week in February, and noticed dramatic differences in my skin and nails. Enjoy your new home, and I predict that once spring arrives and the weather changes, you’ll find yourself able to “forget about” the dry skin issues.

  27. Sania says:

    Hi,

    I am really pleased to read the review of this product and want to give it a try for the below problems;

    I am 46yrs unmarried women. After I got my waxing done I got black spots all over my hands and legs and I feel very embarrassed, Also I got black elbows and knees and inner area of the thighs. Will Argan oil help me in dealing with this problem?

    I got grey hair from very early age earlier I used to apply henna but it did not suit me so I shifted to hair color but in vain none of the brands did wonders and I have to used color every 3 to 4 days. Do you have a solution or suggestion for this problem of mine please help me.

    How do I buy this product in India?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Regards,

  28. Catherine says:

    Thank you for the information. I really enjoy.
    Catherine

  29. Honor Wearing says:

    I tried Argan oil for two weeks – just a couple of drops on my face & neck. It gave me six large blackheads so I can’t understand why people are touting its topical benefits. i believe it is a healthy oil to consume , however.

  30. Trudy Ray says:

    I’ve just recently discovered Argan oil, and love it. I’m in my late 60’s, and have been using it on my face and neck for about 3 weeks. The changes to the texture of my skin is most noticeable. Wrinkles are less pronounced, and my skin is soft and glowing.

  31. Dagmara says:

    I found this article some time ago and it convinced me to try out argan oil. And the results were better than expected. Now I think it has become my number one oil and I got so influenced by it I went and wrote my own version of introduction to argan oil benefits and uses. http://www.lejrl.com/#!beauty-around-the-world-maroccan-argan-/c1qor Gotta spread the word about something so useful :)

  32. Mia says:

    Thank you for sharing this great information about Argan oil. I really enjoyed reading this post. I’ve found another source of information about Argan oil and I hope you don’t mind if I share it here. It’s http://www.worldofarganoil.com.

    Regards,

    Mia

  33. nancy says:

    Pro Naturals makes the best in my opinion!!

  34. Hypnogal says:

    CORRECTION!!! OMG – I HAVE to correct this. Argan Oil is NOT high in LINOLEUM ACID!!!

    lol ——> Linoleum, also called Lino, is a floor covering made from materials such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate, most commonly on a burlap or canvas backing; pigments are often added to the materials.
    ==================================================================================
    CORRECTION

    Argan Oil is high in LINOLEIC acid.<—————————-

    Argan oil – 42-48% oleic, 30-38% linoleic
    Oleic acid – very moisturizing, absorbs well, regenerative, anti-inflammatory
    Linoleic acid – improves skin’s barrier function, soothes itchy, dry skin, retains moisture, anti-inflammatory

    ALWAYS PROOFREAD BEFORE POSTING!!! WOW did I laugh my head off!

  35. Bosslady says:

    This says chemical free toner?!?! Then proceeds to tell you to use essential oils. Ummm. What is NOT a chemical in your descriptions?! Really!? I’m so tired of people thinking they’ve gone “chemical free.” News flash: everything is a chemical including water. Essential oils are miltiple chemicals that make up the one oil. Try again! Try to educate people that they are still using chemicals but perhaps safer ones. And yes it does matter! How many people use these things and think they are safe no matter how used because they “aren’t chemicals”…

  36. jean says:

    IM USING Morish 100% , it says pure Argon oil , and not Pricey do you think ist good stuff

  37. Deborah says:

    I’m trying to get away from harmful chemicals. (Going as natural as possible). My dermatologist told me to put petroleum jelly on a place where a skin cancer had been take off. I don’t use petroleum products. Not allergic, just don’t want petroleum on or in my body. Do you have a good non-petroleum jelly recipe? I do know about the olive oil and beeswax. Is there another one as oil ice oil goes rancid too quickly.

  38. Moroccan Blogger says:

    Im Morocan, and i can’t live without Argan! We use it in every thing, with every thing! This article is amazing! Thank you for helping other how to use Argan Oil !
    http://www.blogbeaute.info/2014/07/soin-capillaire-maghrabian-oil.html

  39. Kevin says:

    I use good argan and love it on my face. However, when trying to treat my extremely dry hands (perhaps exema?) my hands become inflamed and itchy with oils which are supposed to be moisturizing and soothing. What am I doing wrong?

  40. Lise Thompson says:

    Would really like to know what the 100% moraccan arghan oil

  41. Charlene says:

    Can Argan oil help my eyebrows grow faster . I just dunt have thick eyebrows .I went to threading my eyebrows and the lady Did it so thin … I dunt know way to do to make them grow fast and thicker … Please help .. Thank you so much .

  42. mavory says:

    wow i didn’t know argan oil had so many uses other than hair… read about it on http://www.cherishmyhair.com

  43. Leona says:

    Being able to order genuine Argan oil and getting it shipped from Morocco for free and delivered in just 4 days is just PERFECT! I’m sharing with you the link: http://loyalnaturals.com/product/buy-argan-oil-from-morocco/

  44. Marissa Masterson says:

    What a great in-depth article! I may quote you on my website http://www.argan-republic.com. We made 100% Natural Argan Oil skin products!

  45. Ann says:

    I’d like to print part of your article for personal use and cannot find a way to do so. Tried to scroll to make selection and it won’ t let me. Also tried to remove pictures to print more efficiently. Please advise

    • Virginia Zerdelian says:

      Another issue: I am trying to forward your articles via email but the selection is missing. Can you enable your customers to share the information via email, as well. Thank you.

  46. Amy says:

    Does the toner have to be stored in the refrigerator or can it be stored in my bathroom cabinet at room temperature?

  47. Emma Clark says:

    Thank you so much for sharing information. I am using Argan oil for skin but now I will use for my hair also.
    http://www.bestarganoilforhairs.com/

  48. Lorraine says:

    Wow! Thanks for this article. I recently bought some pure oil in Abu Dhabi & was wondering how to use it for my hair & now I’ve learnt this and more! Will def be trying this for my skin too.

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  1. Sharon Turow says:

    Thank you for this information and all of the info you share. I have two questions? Can we buy the fruit and can we grow the trees? Thank you again, Sharon

  2. Barbara says:

    It is so hard to find natural, pure products. What do you recommend as far as other skin care products and makeup?

  3. Lori says:

    I use Josie maran from qvc, and like it. Does anyone know a better one?

    • kylie says:

      The Josie Moran at QVC is so expensive. Have you checked out mountainroseherbs.com They carry quality oils, teas, herbs/spices pretty much everything you can imagine & based out of Eugene OR. I’m sure Josie’s oil is good but it’s all about marketing & brand, you’re paying for her name & at that price it better come with Saffron too.

    • Carolyn says:

      I have the Josie Maran Argan Oil but will certainly check out the source recommended by Dr. Axe since it is much less expensive, and I trust his recommendations. I saw a recent evaluation of a new day time moisturizer with sun screen by Josie Maran that was rated very highly. Have not tried it. I like the recommended uses that Dr. Axe has provided and will try the toner made from green tea with a couple of drops of argan oil.

    • Chris Perrine says:

      Yes, the is a company called L’BRI Pure n’ Natural with an excellent line of all natural, aloe vera based skin care that is anti aging and works fantastic. And it is very affordable.

  4. Margie Halkowitz says:

    I would love to know and understand more about the benefits of essencial oils for health.

  5. Teresa Sundberg says:

    I’m amazed at all the incredible benefits of this oil! I’ll definitely be incorporating it into my daily beauty/moisturizing routine. I’m curious though, would this help at all with Psoriasis?

  6. Friederike says:

    I love argan oil, i use it from head to toe and in everything. i make my own creams n hair products and have a large collection of different oils, and argan oil has and will always be my fav and best oil :) it help cleare up my acne when it was bad so i love the stuff for it.

  7. Amanda says:

    Hi, very helpful blog! I use Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan oil on my hair wet and dry. It absorbs instantly and doesn’t leave my hair oily looking like so many other hair oils.

  8. Drew Todd says:

    Hi Josh

    Seasons greetings to you and yours!

    How do you get one drop to spread on your entire face, I need about 5 drops to spread on my face?? What am I dong wrong?

    Thanks.

    Drew

  9. Leon Wynne says:

    Frankincense type best for ingestion and where to purchase

  10. Michel says:

    Argan oil is way worth it – I use an argan oil that has no harmful chemicals, and can be used on hair & skin – its the Somaluxe Argan Oil – I love this product it leaves my hair smooth, silky, and shiny! I couldn’t keep my hands out of my hair because it was so soft and it’s light or at least for my thick straight hair! I just hate that it’s only one size but will definitely repurchase. I never do reviews on products but it’s so good that I had to tell someone!!

  11. Robyn says:

    For months I suffered from facial rashes that went as far as my chest and behind my ears. Doctors couldn’t figure it out. Hives, rosacea, psoriasis, or food allergy? My skin was cracking and peeling. Basically I was a mess. It turns out that it was all a reaction to stress! One week after leaving my job, the rash disappeared. With my health insurance ending, I had to cancel the dermatology appointment for which I waited weeks! My physician recommended Argan Oil. It wasn’t easy to find in our area, but Target carried a nice brand. My skin is already reaping the benefits and I have had no reactions, especially by my eyes.

  12. dorothy keffer says:

    Can essential oils be ingested safely? I’ve read different points of view.

  13. said slo says:

    Hello and thank you for this amazing tips,

    I’m from the south of Morocco and our areas of this famous oil and I have saved you the real quality of the oil argan.

    form agadir Morocco

  14. MJA says:

    My Wheaten terrier has 8cm tumor.the path report is not conclusive.may be sarcoma. I am interested in your thoughts about adding oils….frankencense, or what would you suggest?
    For myself I am interested in any skin care for sun damage spots….I grew up when we slathered baby oil !

  15. Dima Al Mahsiri says:

    I love argan oil!
    I like to use it as a leave-on-conditioner. It help treat my frizzy hair and protect it when styling.
    Thanks for sharing these tips, I would love to use this oil for exfoliating my skin.

  16. Jason says:

    I love the SOmaluxe Argan oil also – my girl friend uses it for her nails – but i use it as a face moisturizer and it works so well…doesnt leave me greasy at all

  17. Jennifer says:

    I love Argan oil! I have been using it for about 5 months and it has improved my hair and skin. I buy Beta Naturals brand. Have you heard of it or know anything about the company?

  18. Natalia says:

    This is wonderful argan oil for hair and skin beauty

  19. Peggy says:

    I love Argan oil & I have been using it for almost 2 years now. The best 100% organic, pure Argan Oil from Morocco. I have chronic dry eyes and since my
    eye lids are so dry. I rub it gently into my eyelids & it hydrates my eyelids & relieves some of the problem with the dry eye, Also it does not get into my eyes.
    My Ophthalmologist supports me 100% & tells me to keep using the Argan oil on my eyelids.

  20. cristina morrow says:

    Hi Dr. Axe
    Thank you for this post, very helpful.
    Would i have to use argan oil everyday in order for stretch marks to reduce? Right now its more every third day.
    Would you recommend children (toddlers/babies) using argan oil for skin, hair, and even diaper rashes?

    Thank you again for your insight

    • I would use it daily on the stretch marks along with essential oils. I’m not able to give recommendations regarding using it with a child, sorry! I would consult with your physician

  21. Patty Meza says:

    I started having all these dark brown spots on my face. At first it was just a small spot now it’s all over my forehead. I started using argon oil on my forehead and I swear the dark spots are actually not as dark anymore. Been about 2 weeks now. I’m so happy. Bc having that on your face really doesn’t make you feel so pretty. I’m loving the fact that it’s dininishing!!! I’m hoping they all go away 😁 If not at least not be as dark.

  22. Harriet k says:

    I did not like Jose Marin Argan’s oil – its was too oily ! The Somaluxe Argan Oil has improved the appearance of my thick coarse hair and has made it feel really soft and tamed my wavy/curly hair. What I like most about it is that it does not leave my hair with a greasy residue the way Jose Marin Argan Oil does.

    • paul says:

      No mention of the two grades of cosmetic Argan Oil for sale!
      One is better for skin problems the other for face and hair.

      One is single filtered and has an argan nut scent the other is scent free.

      There is only one company that sells coth that I could find.
      there is enough affiliate ads on this page already so i wont post a link/name.
      Do your own research!

  23. Jamie Shafer says:

    I discovered this wonderful oil through a friend who was living in Provence where it is popular. I used the oil on my 84 year old face for about 6 months and realized it was clearing up the senior acne on my face. And then started with oil on hair, both conditioner and shampoo, and now use it on my body with coconut oil. Use on hands and nails are stronger! Going to try on my lower legs which are ver dry. In short everywhere. I just hope we don’t run out – so shhhhh!

    We must stop the use of all products that cause cancer! So start with he argan – an amazing product from the land of the Berbers.

  24. Gabriela says:

    I use it on my hair, but today i ran out of moisturizer and was wondering if this oil was any good on my skin… Turns out it is amazong for hair, skin, nails and so much more! I really enjoyed your blog Dr. Axe. Really helpful!

  25. Vanessa says:

    I have been using Jose Moran argon oil for about 1 year now, I will never go back to creams or anything like it, this is all I need, it has been my skin saver, I have mild roceasa, and very very dry skin, my nose was so patchy and red I just couldn’t find a way out, I went to the oil and within a month I could not believe the DIFFERANCE, it’s healing it’s great under makeup, my skin is alive again I am 63 and have basic good genes, but life was catching up, I was using all the wrong things, can’t say enough, just the best product ever, please give it a try, use a month you won’t go back to anything else.

  26. Jacky says:

    I have for the past 8 months been using a mixture of Argan oil and Shea butter to combat adult acne and keep my skin supple and wrinkle free; both of which have been effective thus far. I have however, for the last month, noticed a change in the effect of these substances on my skin. Although the acne is moderately controlled, my skin is drier and getting wrinkles, at the age of 36 years. I wonder whether it is due to the change in environment; having moved from England to Toronto??

    • Trudy Ray says:

      Jacky, the dryness in the air around the Great Lakes in winter are most certainly a factor. I visited my family in Chicago for a week in February, and noticed dramatic differences in my skin and nails. Enjoy your new home, and I predict that once spring arrives and the weather changes, you’ll find yourself able to “forget about” the dry skin issues.

  27. Sania says:

    Hi,

    I am really pleased to read the review of this product and want to give it a try for the below problems;

    I am 46yrs unmarried women. After I got my waxing done I got black spots all over my hands and legs and I feel very embarrassed, Also I got black elbows and knees and inner area of the thighs. Will Argan oil help me in dealing with this problem?

    I got grey hair from very early age earlier I used to apply henna but it did not suit me so I shifted to hair color but in vain none of the brands did wonders and I have to used color every 3 to 4 days. Do you have a solution or suggestion for this problem of mine please help me.

    How do I buy this product in India?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Regards,

  28. Catherine says:

    Thank you for the information. I really enjoy.
    Catherine

  29. Honor Wearing says:

    I tried Argan oil for two weeks – just a couple of drops on my face & neck. It gave me six large blackheads so I can’t understand why people are touting its topical benefits. i believe it is a healthy oil to consume , however.

  30. Trudy Ray says:

    I’ve just recently discovered Argan oil, and love it. I’m in my late 60’s, and have been using it on my face and neck for about 3 weeks. The changes to the texture of my skin is most noticeable. Wrinkles are less pronounced, and my skin is soft and glowing.

  31. Dagmara says:

    I found this article some time ago and it convinced me to try out argan oil. And the results were better than expected. Now I think it has become my number one oil and I got so influenced by it I went and wrote my own version of introduction to argan oil benefits and uses. http://www.lejrl.com/#!beauty-around-the-world-maroccan-argan-/c1qor Gotta spread the word about something so useful :)

  32. Mia says:

    Thank you for sharing this great information about Argan oil. I really enjoyed reading this post. I’ve found another source of information about Argan oil and I hope you don’t mind if I share it here. It’s http://www.worldofarganoil.com.

    Regards,

    Mia

  33. nancy says:

    Pro Naturals makes the best in my opinion!!

  34. Hypnogal says:

    CORRECTION!!! OMG – I HAVE to correct this. Argan Oil is NOT high in LINOLEUM ACID!!!

    lol ——> Linoleum, also called Lino, is a floor covering made from materials such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate, most commonly on a burlap or canvas backing; pigments are often added to the materials.
    ==================================================================================
    CORRECTION

    Argan Oil is high in LINOLEIC acid.<—————————-

    Argan oil – 42-48% oleic, 30-38% linoleic
    Oleic acid – very moisturizing, absorbs well, regenerative, anti-inflammatory
    Linoleic acid – improves skin’s barrier function, soothes itchy, dry skin, retains moisture, anti-inflammatory

    ALWAYS PROOFREAD BEFORE POSTING!!! WOW did I laugh my head off!

  35. Bosslady says:

    This says chemical free toner?!?! Then proceeds to tell you to use essential oils. Ummm. What is NOT a chemical in your descriptions?! Really!? I’m so tired of people thinking they’ve gone “chemical free.” News flash: everything is a chemical including water. Essential oils are miltiple chemicals that make up the one oil. Try again! Try to educate people that they are still using chemicals but perhaps safer ones. And yes it does matter! How many people use these things and think they are safe no matter how used because they “aren’t chemicals”…

  36. jean says:

    IM USING Morish 100% , it says pure Argon oil , and not Pricey do you think ist good stuff

  37. Deborah says:

    I’m trying to get away from harmful chemicals. (Going as natural as possible). My dermatologist told me to put petroleum jelly on a place where a skin cancer had been take off. I don’t use petroleum products. Not allergic, just don’t want petroleum on or in my body. Do you have a good non-petroleum jelly recipe? I do know about the olive oil and beeswax. Is there another one as oil ice oil goes rancid too quickly.

  38. Moroccan Blogger says:

    Im Morocan, and i can’t live without Argan! We use it in every thing, with every thing! This article is amazing! Thank you for helping other how to use Argan Oil !
    http://www.blogbeaute.info/2014/07/soin-capillaire-maghrabian-oil.html

  39. Kevin says:

    I use good argan and love it on my face. However, when trying to treat my extremely dry hands (perhaps exema?) my hands become inflamed and itchy with oils which are supposed to be moisturizing and soothing. What am I doing wrong?

  40. Lise Thompson says:

    Would really like to know what the 100% moraccan arghan oil

  41. Charlene says:

    Can Argan oil help my eyebrows grow faster . I just dunt have thick eyebrows .I went to threading my eyebrows and the lady Did it so thin … I dunt know way to do to make them grow fast and thicker … Please help .. Thank you so much .

  42. mavory says:

    wow i didn’t know argan oil had so many uses other than hair… read about it on http://www.cherishmyhair.com

  43. Leona says:

    Being able to order genuine Argan oil and getting it shipped from Morocco for free and delivered in just 4 days is just PERFECT! I’m sharing with you the link: http://loyalnaturals.com/product/buy-argan-oil-from-morocco/

  44. Marissa Masterson says:

    What a great in-depth article! I may quote you on my website http://www.argan-republic.com. We made 100% Natural Argan Oil skin products!

  45. Ann says:

    I’d like to print part of your article for personal use and cannot find a way to do so. Tried to scroll to make selection and it won’ t let me. Also tried to remove pictures to print more efficiently. Please advise

    • Virginia Zerdelian says:

      Another issue: I am trying to forward your articles via email but the selection is missing. Can you enable your customers to share the information via email, as well. Thank you.

  46. Amy says:

    Does the toner have to be stored in the refrigerator or can it be stored in my bathroom cabinet at room temperature?

  47. Emma Clark says:

    Thank you so much for sharing information. I am using Argan oil for skin but now I will use for my hair also.
    http://www.bestarganoilforhairs.com/

  48. Lorraine says:

    Wow! Thanks for this article. I recently bought some pure oil in Abu Dhabi & was wondering how to use it for my hair & now I’ve learnt this and more! Will def be trying this for my skin too.

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