Summer Sizzlers 2013: Argan Oil, nature’s miracle and God’s gift?

I have lived across the street from a fabulously loud and pushy Moroccan lady for years.  She is like the annoying older Middle Eastern sister I never knew I wanted but I love dearly.  

We both have an affinity for Maltese dogs, sappy Lifetime movies and cooking with saffron.  For the last seven years she has been yelling at me to eat seafood and why don’t I date a nice Jewish boy.

Judith is the one who introduced me to Argan Oil.

Everybody knows about Argan Oil now, but it was just a few years ago that only a select few know about the secrets of this Moroccan wonder oil and I was one of them thanks to my neighbor.  I was going through a bad skin time in my life (happens when you quit smoking) and Judith just came back from Morocco with a gallon of the mystery liquid. 

She wanted me to put it on my face and everything would clear up plus my skin would look delightfully refreshed.  It’s very hard to say no to such a persistent person so I finally conceded and took the oil home with the promise that I would try it out.


When I got home I thought there is no way I would willingly put oil on my skin, it will only make it worse and I will be oily and gross and greasy.  But, a few nights later and after a more pestering from Judith, I finally tried it and it was amazing.  I saw a difference almost immediately.

A few months later and I would beg Judith to dole some of the wonder oil out of her stash whenever I ran out.  I felt like the addict who got the first taste for free then had to sell herself for more Argan Oil. Please, Judith, just a little bump to keep me going and I promise not to ask for any more.

Luckily, products started coming on the market that were touting Argan Oil, but unfortunately they only used a very small percent of the actual oil.  If you want to see a major difference in your skin you need the pure oil.  And, only a few drops need do.


Let me tell you traditionally where Argan Oil comes from.  There is a tree that only grows in the Moroccan desert that produces a nut that the goats eat.  After it makes its way through the goat the locals pick up the undigested pits and pulverize them to get all the rich oils.  Now they farm they trees without the help of the goats, but I find the traditional ways rich with goat-y lore and charm, albeit, I’m not the one who has to scavenge through goat poop for the oil rich pits. 

Lucky me… and you , Bio Follicle just introduced one of the purest forms of Argan Oil that you can get state-side, it is formulated without Parabens, Synthetic Fragrances, Troclosan, Synthetic Dyes, Sulfates, Petrochemicals or Phthalates…. I don’t know what half those things are but I sure don’t want them on my skin!  Using the Argan Oil helps to retain moisture, improve elasticity and soften my skin.   And let me just say… the boys love it!!  My skin in soft, the fine lines on my face are diminishing and I don’t smell like a frikkin’ gardenia!

And here’s a tip, if you feel a pimple coming, use the Argan Oil immediately, just a dab, a few times a day and it will go away.  It’s like Mother Nature’s way of zapping zits.

According to their website, The Bio Follicle Organic Argan Oil is nature’s answer to botox, helping significantly in skin hydration by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, blemishes and acne. Plus, it will not clog pores. It is high in anti-oxidants, possessing anti-aging properties since it is rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and polyphenols.

See, this is amazing stuff and should be part of your daily skin regime.  I kid you not, you will be amazed and delighted and at only $19.99 for 1 oz it is much more affordable than those creams and regimes from more expensive brand names

And if you want other ways to use Argan Oil, check these out:

5 Smart Beauty Uses for Argan Oil

Makeup Brightener – Add a drop to your foundation or tinted moisturizer for a dewy, gorgeous glow.

Rejuvenating Face Mask – Add a few drops to a mask for extra healing and hydration.

Deep Conditioning Treatment – Apply a generous amount to your hair, wrap and leave on overnight.

Cuticle & Heel Softener – Massage into your cuticles to soften and encourage nail growth. Apply to parched, cracked heals for soft, smooth feet.

Body and Bath Oil – Massage all over your skin or add into the bath or in your body lotion.

I also recommend Agadir Argan Oil products for your hair. Agadir has come up with a series of hair products that use just enough of the oil to keep your hair healthy and shiny while blocking harmful UV rays.    It also helps reduce frizz and dryness and split ends without leaving that heavy oily look to your hair.  Basically, it makes your hair sexy as hell!  Plus, it smells absolutely delicious.

In addition, Agadir has a Moisture Masque with Keratin protein to achieve a long lasting tamed style and shine that lasts throughout the day .The Moisture Masque also repairs damaged hair caused by hot tools or chemical treatments.  No matter what you say, I know you have a rolling iron and hot curlers at the ready for that crazy hot date with Mr. Hubba Hubba and you want him to be able to run his fingers thru your soft locks. 

Agadir will help you get that perfect date hair that will look just as fresh and sexy the next morning for your walk of shame…..Oh, come on, we’ve all done it!

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