Argan Oil

Developed to revive the hair strands, with instant absorption into the hair to create a beautiful shine, and long-term conditioning.

This amazing leave-in treatment provides hair with a soft, silky feel and brilliant shine. Unnique KBS Argan Oil instantly penetrates, moisturizes and controls the frizz caused by humidity, leaving the hair beautiful and healthy with safe and natural ingredients that nourish the woman’s hair.

Argan Oil is an oil produced from the kernels of the Argan Tree, endemic to Morocco, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The tree, a relict species from the Tertiary age, is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco. The species Argania once covered North Africa and is now endangered and under protection of UNESCO. The Argan Tree grows wild in semi-desert soil, its deep root system helping to protect against soil erosion and the northern advance of the Sahara. This biosphere reserve, the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve, covers a vast intramontane plain of more than 2,560,000 hectares, bordered by the High Atlas and Little Atlas Mountains and open to the Atlantic in the west. Argan Oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world due to the small and very specific growing areas.

Before modern times, the Berbers (also known as the Amazighs) of Morocco would collect undigested Argan pits from the waste of goats which climb the trees to eat their fruit. The pits were then ground and pressed to make the nutty oil used in cooking and cosmetics. However, the oil used in cosmetic and culinary products available for sale today has most likely been harvested directly from the tree and processed with machines.

Now increasingly important for oil produced for sale, as the oil will keep 12–18 months and extraction is much faster. Using mechanical presses, mixing of the dough and water is unnecessary and the dough can be directly pressed.

Argan Oil contains tocopherols (vitamin E), phenols, phenolic acid, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids, (80% unsaturated fatty acids). Depending on extraction method, it may be more resistant to oxidation than olive oil.

Argan Oil is used for dipping bread, on couscous, salads and similar uses. "Amlou" a thick brown paste with a consistency similar to peanut butter is produced by stone grinding roasted almond and Argan Oil and is considered a favorite local bread dip. The unroasted oil is traditionally used as a treatment for skin diseases, and has found favor with the cosmetics industry.

check_circle Supporting Women

  • All Argan sold today is produced by a women's cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. The cooperative has established an ecosystem reforestation project so that the supply of Argan Oil will not run out and the income that is currently supporting the women will not disappear. The money is providing health care and education to the local women, and supporting the entire community as a whole.

    According to the Department of Water and Forests, Argan Oil provides income for 3 million people in the southern part of the kingdom. The oil provides a total of 20 million workdays per year. Its operation is an income-generating activity and has always had a socio-economic function.

    The vast majority of the production of Argan Oil passes through the women's cooperative of Argan Oil. A program that focuses on improving the working conditions of rural women economic activities, generating additional income and sustainable management of Argan areas in the southwest of Morocco.

 

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