Use of Argan Oil Benefits More Than Just Your Own Skin and Hair

Marilynn Dawson By Marilynn Dawson, 6th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/xoyj_yam/
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Research of this particular oil reveals many uses for which this author already uses Vitamin E cream, and some uses not considered before. However, the benefits of this oil go far beyond what it can do for the average user.

Introduction

Manufacturers of various oils love to promote their benefits to the user. Some oils are used in various forms of aromatherapy. Other oils are used in food preparation and as nutritional supplements. Argan oil is often used as a skin moisturizer or hair treatment due to its high Vitamin E content. Research of this particular oil reveals many uses for which this author already uses Vitamin E cream, and some uses not considered before. However, the benefits of this oil go far beyond what it can do for the average user.

Origination of Argan Oil

As noted by companies that bottle this product for resale, this particular oil hails from the country of Morocco in North Africa. It is common knowledge that North Africa is home to the world's largest desert, the Sahara. Reports on the Sahara says it grows anywhere from half a kilometre each month to 48 km per year. What does that have to do with Argon oil?

The Miracle Oil

The discovery of Argon oil has been a boon to Morocco on several levels. According to research links provided by a write-up on Wikipedia, the rise in popularity of this oil has resulted in more Argan trees being planted, which in turn is actually preventing desertification in the areas where the trees grow. The Argan tree has a deep root system which helps to push back desertification. In addition, the leafy canopy provides shade under which other crops may be grown, such as pasture grasses for cattle. The creation of the oil requires that the fruit pulp be removed before the nut can be cracked. This fruit pulp becomes food for livestock. Because cracking the nut is still a manual process as of the time such information was gathered, creation of this oil is enhancing family incomes of many women living in the area where the trees grow. Thus the socio-economic status of the country is changing for the better. The landscape is changing for the better, and buyers of the product are reaping the many benefits of the actual oil itself.

Conclusion

People like to know they are buying fair-trade these days. They like to know they are buying organic. They like to know that their money is making a positive impact in the regions that develop the goods they purchase. Needless to say, this author now wants to know where this oil is sold in her area! If this industry really takes off, maybe one day we'll hear of the Sahara becoming the largest garden in the world instead.

Side Note:

You know those pictures of goats in a decidious tree??? Yeah, apparently that happens in Morocco! Trying to find public domain images (didn't find any) of the tree itself showed many with goats in them! Don't ask me how they get up there, but apparently they do.

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Argan, Argan Oil, Argan Tree, Desertification, Morocco, Preventing Desertification, Vitamin E

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author avatar Marilynn Dawson
I am a computer tech by trade, as well as a Christian author and freelancer. Topics range from devotionals and online safety, to how-to's, family finances, product reviews, and more.

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