Argan oil comes from the nuts of the Argan Tree. The latter are cracked by hand and the seed extracted and ground into paste oil. It is traditionally made by local Berber women who work in cooperatives and it can take about 30 Kg of Argan Nuts and 10 to 12 hours of work to produce just one litre of oil. Argan Tree (Argania Spinosa) can only be found in the South West part of Morocco. That makes it one of the rarest in the world. The tree is very resistant and can live up to 150 to 200 years. Its roots grow deep in search of water and this helps retain the soil against heavy rain, preventing erosion and limiting the advance of the desert. Argan trees play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance as well as the economic situation of the population and in 1999, UNESCO added the Argan Tree to the World Heritage List. The production of Argan oil is controlled by women’s cooperatives in Morocco. Through fair-trade, Argan oil provides the Berber women with a dependable source of income, a means of improving their financial independence and hence opens better access to health care and education.
Alassala Argan Oil for food has a wide range of health and nutritional benefits, when used as part of a healthy diet. 1) REDUCES THE CHOLESTEROL LEVEL Presence of oleic acid and Sterols in Argan oil makes it highly effective in reducing Cholesterol, limitize and maintain it. 2) HELPS IMMUNIZATION The natural compound of acids present in Argan oil is converted into 3 different kinds of prostaglandins. These prostaglandins help immunization and have an anti-inflammatory functions. 3) STRENGTHENS HEART HEALTH High level of naturally existing Vitamin E and antioxidants in Argan oil slow down heart ageing process, regulating the heart functioning and protects the cardiovascular system. 4) ANTI-CANCEROUS According to the recent scientific research, unlike other oils, the naturally occurring high levels of Vitamin E, essential fatty acids (Omega 3s, Omega 9s) plus plant sterols in Argan oil, make the latter very effective in preventing various types of cancer. 5) HELPS AGAINST RHEUMATIC DISEASE Argan oil is also helpful in rheumatic disease. Rheumatic fever can damage heart, skin, joints and brain. 6) HELPS AGAINST SKIN PROBLEMS Argan oil has an anti-inflammatory characteristic. The latter makes it very good and effective against Acne, chickenpox and psoriasis. 7) NATURAL APHRODISIAC Argan oil is also deemed to be Aphrodisiac. It increases sexual desire and ability in a person. 8) ANTI-AGING AGENT Argan oil is most popular as an anti-aging agent. It prevents the degeneration of muscles, a natural process resulting from growing old. 9) HELPS AGAINST OBESITY Argan oil can make it easier to control or lose weight due to its high nutrient value. 10) HELPS DIGESTION It is a scientific fact that Argan oil helps digestion through increasing the concentration of a digestive enzyme pepsin. 11) GOOD FOR ARTHRITIS Argan oil is very useful in Arthritis in which joints of the body are damaged in several ways. It slows down the degenerative processes going on in long bones of the body.
Our Alassala Beauty Organic Argan oil is a complex mixture of chemical compounds like fatty acids (80%), polyphenoles, antioxidants, carotenoids and other acids. Each of these components adds in a particular way to the inventory of uses of Argan oil. Some of the benefits of Alassala Beauty Argan oil for the health and treatment of the skin can be recognized as: ● It protects the skin against wrinkles appeared due to premature aging. It also helps reduce the appearance of crow’s feet (wrinkles under the eyes). ● It is a very good remedy for dry skin. It does freshen and soften the skin more readily than any other skin softness creams or oils do. ● It is very good for the elasticity of skin. It strengthens the protein bonding structures in the skin which works to tighten the skin and make it look fresh. ● Alassala Beauty Argan Oil is good for reducing skin irritation. It quickly heals the marks caused by scratching on skin. ● One of the most amazing facts about Argan oil is that along with dry skin it is equally good for oily skin. Sebum is an oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands which keeps the skin wet and protects against dryness, but its excess secretion is bad for the skin. Argan oil regulates the secretion of sebum and keeps it to a manageable level. ● Argan oil helps to prevent stretch marks on skin made by pregnancy. ● It gives strength to the weak and easily breakable nails. It also strengthens the delicate skin at the root of nails and makes it smooth. ● Argan oil is useful in the treatment of skin inflammatory diseases like Acne, Chickenpox and Psoriasis. Red dots or patches appear on the skin in these diseases. ● In Arthritic and Rheumatic conditions in which joints and tissues of the body are damaged, Argan oil greatly soothes and reduces the pain.
Due to Argan oil’s benefits for healthy hair, it is often called Golden liquid by beauty experts. It gives new life to dry, tangled and flyaway hair. Some of the obvious and recognized benefits of Our Organic Argan Oil for hair can be identified as: ● It hydrates the hair in a natural way. It stops the curliness and roughness of hair in an efficient way. ● Argan oil penetrates into the hair pores or shafts and enhances the elasticity of hair. It also proves to be very nourishing for the growth of hair. ● Argan oil is very good for uncontrollable and unmanageable hair. It restores the smoothness of hair and makes them manageable again. ● Natural antioxidants present in Alassala Beauty Argan oil strengthen the hair by repairing the damaged cellular membrane of hair. ● High Presence of Vitamin E in Alassala Beauty Organic Argan oil makes it a tremendous agent for hair treatment. Many external and internal agents like heat, over styling and oxidization damage the hair. Vitamin E present in Argan oil is very useful in restoring the natural hair and renewing and repairing the damage caused by destructive agents as well as healing the split ends of hair. ● Researchers believe that non- greasy Argan oil locks the moisture in and adds to and restores the lustre and shine of hair. ● Colour treatment of hair causes certain damage to hair, makes them brittle and takes away the smoothness. It is an additional benefit of Argan oil that it cures the brittle hair and increases the life of colour treated hair. ● It is believed by hair stylists that Argan oil may finally be the right choice to heal and restore the damaged, dry and weak hair from environmental extremes, excessive styling practices and perms.