About Argan Oil

Argan oil has been produced for hundreds of years by Berber tribes in a region in Morocco, which is today known as Arganeraie in the foothill area of the Atlas Mountains. It is the only area where the rare and endangered Argan tree grows. Farmers have tried to grow the trees in other areas in the world but have been unsuccessful The tree dates back millions of years and at one time covered North Africa and parts of southern Europe but now less than 900,000 hectares remain. Thankfully UNESCO now protects the argan tree’s natural growing area.

The oil we source is traditionally harvested and handpicked from the argan tree by Berber women. Our oil has a very mild pleasant scent, which is how all good quality argan oil should be.

The oil is harvested by the Berber tribeswomen as it has been for many centuries and is still collected in this way today. The Berber women, with the help of the Moroccan Authorities have set up cooperatives, giving local women business skills and an income that would have been considered undesirable and unachievable for rural women a few years ago. By choosing argan oil, you are helping women around the world too.

 

The oil that we sell is machine cold-pressed rather than pressed by hand. We have chosen this method, as no water has to be added in this process therefore no impurities can pass into the oil and the shelf life is extended to 2 years. The oil is also pressed raw and not roasted which ensures that the vital properties are retained. Roasted argan oil is available from other sellers and this is a culinary rather than a beauty oil.

We only use the first pressing and we buy in frequent monthly smaller batches so that we can ensure you have the freshest argan oil, and each batch has Cofrac Assais analysis.

Many people think that pure argan oil should have a strong smell but this is not the case. If it has a strong smell it usually means that the oil has been pressed from kernels left after farm animals have eaten the argan fruit. We never use these cheaper kernels as we consider the oil produced to be inferior. We always use the kernels from handpicked fruit that produces the best quality oil, with a pleasant mild aroma.

Be Amazed by Argan Oil's Properties

Your skin and hair will love this oil and you will soon see the benefits as many of our customers already have. It is exceptionally rich in vitamin E at a rate of 700mg per kilo. This is higher in fact than any other oil, and twice as much as olive oil. Vitamin E is renowned for its anti-ageing properties. Argan oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids including omega 6. It is packed full of natural anti oxidants and anti free radicals, including carotenes, squalene and polyphenols which have all been proven to improve the skin. Anti oxidant phenolic helps neutralise free radicals and prevent skin damage. They have been proven over the years to help stimulate intercellular oxygenation and neutralize free radicals. This all helps to protect soft skin tissue and increase the nutrient content of the skin.

 

Believe it or not it is great for acne sufferers too. Argan oil is anti sebum making, so yes, you can put the oil on spots. It also contains phytosterols. These plant sterols have been proven to help with minimising scar damage, improving the dermatitis, calming sunburn, eczema and psoriasis and are found in many pharmaceutical treatment products. It is fabulous for hair too. Giving unbelievable shine and manageability. Feet nails and hands love it too. The list is endless!

And what is more, argan oil is a totally natural product with no synthetic chemicals added which can often cause irritation to sensitive skins. All in all argan oil is great multipurpose oil. It is fast becoming a basic product for many people’s beauty routines.

Billy in the Tree Argan Oil Ingredients

We are passionate about keeping things simple, pure and natural. We add nothing else to our pure argan oil and take nothing away. There is no need for an ingredients list as it says it all on the front black label- 100% pure argan oil.

We also have a fabulous range of argan oils with added essential oils and again the only ingredients are a small percentage of essential oils, between 3-5% added to pure argan oil. Here, too, there is no need for an ingredients list as the front black label says it all. How nice to think that what we put on our bodies doesn’t have to contain artificial chemicals.