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Argan Oil

Argania spinosa

Argan Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Argania spinosa

Origin

Morocco

Method of extraction

Cold Pressed and Unrefined

Suggested use

Cosmetic use only

Kosher Certified

No

This rare and exquisite oil is meticulously pressed from the fruit kernels of the Moroccan argan tree. Argan oil is rich in natural tocopherols (vitamin E) and phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids, making it a truly luxurious oil. It absorbs quickly and is often used in skin, nail, and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration, strengthen brittle hair and nails, and prevent/reduce stretch marks. Wonderful for use in lotion and cream formulations, or used alone. Keeps well when stored properly (in a cool place (under 77 degrees F) and away from sunlight).

Typical Analysis

Color- golden
Odor- Light, distinctive, slightly fatty and nutty
Free Fatty Acids- 0.85
Peroxide Value- 5.7
Specific Gravity- 0.918
Saponification Value- 195

Fatty Acids
Oleic- 42-48%
Palmitic- 12-16%
Linoleic- 30-38%
Linolenic- less than 0.6%
Stearic- 5-6%

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