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Argan Oil

Argania spinosa L

Argan Oil from Aromatics

Argan Oil

Argania spinosa L

Description

Argan oil, also called Liquid Gold, is a natural “anti-aging” remedy that is derived from an olive-like fruit grown in the arid valleys of southwestern Morocco. This Argan oil is fresh-pressed directly off the grinder. As the oil is pure, unrefined,and filtered, there is some sedimate that accumulates at the bottom of the bottle after setting. It is recommended to leave the sediment at the bottom. This can look cloudy and slightly orange. As a rule, this shows that the oil is neither corrupt nor cut-off. Unrefined and unfiltered Argan has an unusual pungent aroma. Some say it smells nutty, others like popcorn, and very ripe pineapple,and still others smell very little. The good thing is, that the actual aroma of Argan doesn't stay on the skin. 

Argan oil:

  • Softens and moisturizes skin
  • Helps maintain the skin's natural elasticity
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Soothing to irritated or damaged skin
  • Is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids
  • Can be applied topically to help nourish dry hair and brittle nails
  • Will not clog pores
  • Is effective in treating acne, psoriasis, and other skin disorders
  • Soft and silky

All our Argan oil is organic and unrefined. It should be stored in a cool, dark area. We support the Women's Co-op and when purchasing this oil you are contribting to the Fair-Trade movement and support the hard-laboring women in this region. The Argan is pressed fresh when we order. It takes close to 85 pounds of Argan nuts to make around 32 ounces of oil. It is precious and hard work for those making this for us. 

Properties
Country of Origin Morocco
Cultivation Certified Organic
Extraction Method Cold Pressed
Plant Part(s) Fruit
Botanical Family Sapotaceae
Applications + Recipes

Extraction process:

Our Argan oil is produced in Morocco using the same traditional techniques that have been used for centuries. First, the fruit is carefully harvested by hand and any damaged or rotten fruit picked out. The women then spread the fruit to dry in the sun on the flat roofs of mud-brick houses. The nut is removed from the dry fruit and then crushed between two stones to remove the oily grains from the rest of the nut. The grains are then gathered up and ground in a traditional stone hand mill until they form a smooth, creamy paste. The paste is slowly mixed with boiling water to form a dough, which is then kneaded for thirty minutes until the pure Argan oil separates out. It takes thirty kilograms of fruit to produce one kilogram of Argan oil, or all of the fruit that approximately five trees can produce in a season. For this reason, and for the color of the oil, Argan oil is known around the world as “liquid gold.” This extraction method is very ancestral and very efficient. 

Recipes
Resources

Typical Compositions:

Fatty Acid Composition %

Myristic acid:       0.15
Palmitic acid       12.0-13.0
Stearic acid         5.0-7.0
Oleic acid           43.0-49.1
Linoleic acid        29.3-36.0
Saponification     189-199
Unsaponifiable     0.5-1.1

Sterol Composition %

Schottenol                           44.0-49.0
Spinasterol                          34.0-44.0
D-7 avenasterol                       4.0-7.0
Stigmasta-8,22-dien-3b-ol         3.2-5.7
Total sterols             130-220 mg/100g

Tocopherals composition %

Alpha tocopherol (Vit E)    3.0-6.5
Beta-tocopherol                0.1-0.3
Gamma tocopherol        81.0-92.0
Delta tocopherol            81.0-92.0
Totoal tocopherols    60-90mg/100g

Safety + Shelf Life

The suggested shelf life is 2 years.

Batch History
Batch Number Pressed Date
ARG-101 April 2017
ARG-DE6 December 2016
ARG-W2016 January 2016
ARG-2015 April 2015

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Description

Argan oil, also called Liquid Gold, is a natural “anti-aging” remedy that is derived from an olive-like fruit grown in the arid valleys of southwestern Morocco. This Argan oil is fresh-pressed directly off the grinder. As the oil is pure, unrefined,and filtered, there is some sedimate that accumulates at the bottom of the bottle after setting. It is recommended to leave the sediment at the bottom. This can look cloudy and slightly orange. As a rule, this shows that the oil is neither corrupt nor cut-off. Unrefined and unfiltered Argan has an unusual pungent aroma. Some say it smells nutty, others like popcorn, and very ripe pineapple,and still others smell very little. The good thing is, that the actual aroma of Argan doesn't stay on the skin. 

Argan oil:

  • Softens and moisturizes skin
  • Helps maintain the skin's natural elasticity
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Soothing to irritated or damaged skin
  • Is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids
  • Can be applied topically to help nourish dry hair and brittle nails
  • Will not clog pores
  • Is effective in treating acne, psoriasis, and other skin disorders
  • Soft and silky

All our Argan oil is organic and unrefined. It should be stored in a cool, dark area. We support the Women's Co-op and when purchasing this oil you are contribting to the Fair-Trade movement and support the hard-laboring women in this region. The Argan is pressed fresh when we order. It takes close to 85 pounds of Argan nuts to make around 32 ounces of oil. It is precious and hard work for those making this for us. 

Properties
Country of Origin Morocco
Cultivation Certified Organic
Extraction Method Cold Pressed
Plant Part(s) Fruit
Botanical Family Sapotaceae
Applications + Recipes

Extraction process:

Our Argan oil is produced in Morocco using the same traditional techniques that have been used for centuries. First, the fruit is carefully harvested by hand and any damaged or rotten fruit picked out. The women then spread the fruit to dry in the sun on the flat roofs of mud-brick houses. The nut is removed from the dry fruit and then crushed between two stones to remove the oily grains from the rest of the nut. The grains are then gathered up and ground in a traditional stone hand mill until they form a smooth, creamy paste. The paste is slowly mixed with boiling water to form a dough, which is then kneaded for thirty minutes until the pure Argan oil separates out. It takes thirty kilograms of fruit to produce one kilogram of Argan oil, or all of the fruit that approximately five trees can produce in a season. For this reason, and for the color of the oil, Argan oil is known around the world as “liquid gold.” This extraction method is very ancestral and very efficient. 

Recipes
Resources

Typical Compositions:

Fatty Acid Composition %

Myristic acid:       0.15
Palmitic acid       12.0-13.0
Stearic acid         5.0-7.0
Oleic acid           43.0-49.1
Linoleic acid        29.3-36.0
Saponification     189-199
Unsaponifiable     0.5-1.1

Sterol Composition %

Schottenol                           44.0-49.0
Spinasterol                          34.0-44.0
D-7 avenasterol                       4.0-7.0
Stigmasta-8,22-dien-3b-ol         3.2-5.7
Total sterols             130-220 mg/100g

Tocopherals composition %

Alpha tocopherol (Vit E)    3.0-6.5
Beta-tocopherol                0.1-0.3
Gamma tocopherol        81.0-92.0
Delta tocopherol            81.0-92.0
Totoal tocopherols    60-90mg/100g

Safety + Shelf Life

The suggested shelf life is 2 years.

Batch History
Batch Number Distillment Date
ARG-101 April 2017
ARG-DE6 December 2016
ARG-W2016 January 2016
ARG-2015 April 2015

Product Q&A
Hi there , my question is i know it says cold pressed however in the description of the process it mentions putting the nut paste into boiling water to extract the oil . Is that still cold pressed ?
The boiling water isn't used to extract the oil but to make the paste kneadable. The kneading is what extracts the oil.
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in the extraction process it mentions boiling water, is it still cold processed after that point? you mention it is cold processed
The boiling water is used momentarily but not as an extraction process. It is correct that it is cold pressed.
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