Description: Argan Carrier Oil is an oil produced from the kernels of the endemic Argan tree, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. Grown in North Africa and mainly in Morocco, the Argan tree grows wild in semi-desert soil, and is extremely well adapted to drought. Argan Oil is considered to be one of the rarest oils in the world due the small and very specific growing area and is under protection of UNESCO.
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow liquid
Aromatic Description: Argan Carrier oil has a strong earthy scent that is quite characteristic of this oil when it is raw and unrefined.
Common Uses: Argan Carrier Oil is used in manufacturing soaps, creams and shampoos. It is rich in vitamin E, carotenes, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, is used for massage, facials and as an ingredient in anti-aging cream and even aftershave lotion for men. Argan Oil can also be used to nourish the hair making it shiny and healthy looking.
Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils.
Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended. Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for current Best Before Date.
Cautions: None Known.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.
NOTICE: This product contains a component which is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: This oil seems to round out other carriers really well, weather used alone or added to others. Fabulous for the hair, scalp, and skin it is a new staple in my aroma closet!!
By:Kristal, Fayetteville, Arkansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Feb-2008
Rating: It was great to find just "argan" oil. All of the argan oil products on the market have additional ingredients and a small amount of argan oil. It's excellent for hair and skin as others have reported. Personally I don't have any problem with the aroma; actually find it pleasant and natural. This will be a staple in my oil supplies.
By:Marie, Bronx, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Jun-2009
Rating: I just got this like 2 weeks ago and have been using it on my face after bath. LOVE IT. I can already feel younger looking skin and OMG! it seems like a miracle.
I also used it on my hair and have to say that since then my hair have been shedding a LOT less. I got the 16oz size and am sure it will last a long time but when it finishes I will be back and next time plan to order the organic one.
LOVE the quality and the price. Thx NDA! I hope they don't ever increase the price of this oil or change the quality either.
Rating: I have both the Organic and this version of NDA's Argan Oil and love them both. They are of wonderful quality and are worth the investment. Thank you!
By:Julie, Watertown, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Sep-2009
Rating: This argan oil is great for hair care products. I use in my conditioners, and also recently included in my CP soaps with a great result. I just bought a sample size but will buy a larger quantity next time-very versatile. It does have a strange smell, kind of sweet, but it is easily disguised with EOs.
By:Stacey, Paris, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Nov-2011
Rating: This is an amazing oil for the face, hair, and body....great for all skin types, with a light pleasant smell...excellent absorbtion, leaves skin with a healthy glow!
By:Anna, Leavenworth, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Mar-2007
Rating: I bought this oil two weeks ago at the recommendation of a friend. I use it with a bit of rose oil and frankensense on my face and neck. It feels wonderful. My skin looks really healthy and soft. I am planning on buying more for my hair.
By:Anu, Mississauga, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: New Directions agan oil is simply the best! A great addition to any hair products for smooth, silky tresses. In addition, I use a few drops on my face and neck after cleansing and it absorbs quickly and leaves my face well moisturized and matte, no oily feel at all. I can't recommend this product enough!
By:Coletta, Streetsboro, Ohio Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Aug-2008
Rating: I love this oil!!! I mix it with macadamia nut oil and use it on my skin and hair and both look and feel hydrated and healthy. Thanks NDA for such quality organic oils.
By:Crystal, Missouri City, Texas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Apr-2012
Rating: After reading hype about this oil from other sites, I thought I'd try this oil out. I've been using it on my face with black current seed oil for a few weeks now and it has made a huge difference in my skin. My usual redness is gone, my skin looks 'perky' and I don't even feel the need for foundation. I'm done with commercial moisturizers. I also use it on my hands and nails and have seen a marked improvement in cuticles and dry skin. I also gave my shorter hair an oil treatment and added a bit to a homemade shampoo that has left my hair feeling soft and healthy. No conditioner needed. I didn't notice any significant scent from this oil. I'm really happy I bought this oil and that I found NDA!
Rating: Argan oil is just wonderful for mature drier skin. I have been using Argan oil on my face for 3 months or so. Within 3 weeks of the onset I noticed a huge difference in the creases on my face. They were becoming less and the skin was 'plumping' up nicely. A very good oil to use. After appling to my face I smooth the left over that is on my hands through my hair. It is wonderful. I will definately keep using Argan oil.
By:Margo, Revelstoke, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Dry skin? Say hello to Argan oil. This stuff penetrates deep into skin, alleviates rough irritated areas and softens skin. Highly recommended!
By:Scott, Barrie, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Fantastic! A little too expensive for me to use in soaps, and I haven't learned to make creams, but even just using it directly on the skin - WOW!
By:Basil, Woodbridge, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Regarding my previous review: I would, like to say that as a representative of your company, by simply responding to it has given me more confidence in your New Directions Aromatics. You have also publicly stated and ensured not only myself, but others that may be reading these reviews, that New Directions Aromatics takes the well being and happiness of their consumers seriously and that you all take pride in carrying quailty products. I commend you on your efforts and am happy to say that I will be ordering from you again in the future as well as referring potential customers. Thank you!
Rating: I received my first order from New Directions and am very pleased with everything I have tried. I could hardly wait to smell the argan oil, with the reviews below stating the overwhelming scent. I am confused by that.... since there was no noticable scent at all with my two bottles of argan oil. I just started using it and will update more later... but, I wanted to say that I am perfectly happy with this product.
Rating: I don't really notice the scent of the Argan Oil. I just know that it feels good on my skin and it has worked wonders. I use it in soaping for shampoo bars because argan oil is extremely well known for treating hair. Love this.
By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011
Rating: I received my order of Argan Carrier Oil in the mail today. The labeling did not have any ingredients, warnings, or suggested uses printed anywhere so I could not be sure that the product I got was pure. When I opened the bottle, my first thoughts were, "OH MY"! The word "revolting" is an understatement for the way this stuff smells! I'm not used to argan oil having a smell at all, let alone one as nauseating as this. It must be a lower quality oil or mixed with something
I was afraid to put this oil on my skin but I figured since I paid for it I might as well try it. The way this oil absorbed into my skin was okay. My skin did feel a bit coated upon the first application, although it didn't feel that way for long.
My first impression: It does absorb and leaves a nice smooth feeling to your skin. I cannot, however, see myself buying this product again BECAUSE of the smell. I'm not even sure how I will be able to get through the bottle. This product is not for me.
New Directions Aromatics Response:
Please be assured all of our essential and carrier oils are 100% pure and unadulterated. We do NOT cut or alter our oils in any way whatsoever. This is absolutely unethical and we would not be in business for over 15 years if we conducted business in such a way. We do not put anything regarding this on the labels because we have space limitations when it comes to what information we can fit on them.
In terms of the Argan oil, yes it does have a specific smell that may not be pleasing to some but like with many oils you have to weigh the therapeutic benefits versus the scent and decide for your self if the oil is suitable for you.
Rating: I love argan oil. I use it on my face, straight, almost daily (especially in the dry winter). I've got my mother and my boyfriend hooked on it as well. It's just wonderful.
By:Marie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This oil is very nice in hair conditioners and you really can't beat the price. You don't need a lot to get great results which i love. It also gives a really nice shine to hair especially when added to hot oil treatments. The smell is not the easiest on the nose but again you really don't need a lot and can be masked well with EOs.
By:Lorriane, Gardena, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jan-2010
Rating: I added some of this oil to my shampoo and it really conditions very nicely. A little goes a long way!!
By:Jacqueline, Newburgh, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Nov-2011
Rating: I am so happy to able to work with this oil, it is amazing for the skin and hair. I was deffinitely satisfied with this product, and so happy I am getting the one that does not contain silicones. Very happy
By:Samantha, Edmonton, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This oil feels great on your skin, but I was not prepared for the revolting smell. Really turned my stomach. I have never smelled an oil that smelled this bad before. I added ginger, lemon tea tree, and rosewood e.o. to cover up, but I had to use a lot. Unless I experience miracles with my skin, I will not order this again.
By:Katie, Arvada, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Apr-2011
Rating: Argan Oil is hands down my favourite oil of all-time! My skin and hair loves it.
By:Jessica, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Divine in shampoo and conditioner.
By:Shannon, Schenectady, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jan-2006
Rating: I really wanted to love this oil after hearing so much about the antioxidant levels. it has a stronger odor than I like and it changes the scent of the essential oils i mix with it. I end up having to put more essential oils into it than I'd like to which is causing me to run out of my oils quickly. I won't purchase this again.
Rating: I\'m using Argan as both a leave in hair conditioner and in my facial oils. I\'ve got mature skin and adding that to light oils that sink in along with carrot seed and so far I like what I\'m seeing and love the fact my face isn\'t oily. I\'ll be using this in body oils for more mature skin. Argan is also good for acne prone skin as well. I have a trick I use which is the scrubby pads using the oil alone and then a microdermabrasion cloth in warm water to remove the acess after a bit......my skin is clean and now my mind is really in high gear for the \'perfect oil\' for skin AND hair. I do like dual products.
Rating: i started using this oil on my face and neck about a month ago, i mix a small amount with my regular cream in the a.m and my make up stays perfectly. my skin just drinks this up. at night i put a generous amount as a last step to my routine, either over retinol moisturizer or aha moisturizer, i alternate nights w\these. i have noticed a definite increase in the plumpness of my skin, i started noticing the difference after about a week of consistant use. i have also been using baobab oil around my eyes and on my lips. i feel that adding these products has improved the moisture level of my skin like nothing else. i am 37 and have minimal wrinkles, but my skin is very dry, and nothing ever lasts the course of the day & if i put something heavy on, my makeup doesnt hold, which looks just as bad as dehydrated\tired skin. in summary, my skin looks and feels plump and hydrated, not oily or greasy. my eye bags are less noticible because that area has plumped up too. people have been asking what im doing, that tells me that the difference is obvious to others as well. i hope to see continued improvement, but am happy if these results remain.
By:Robyn, Flat Rock, Alabama
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Feb-2010
Rating: I've added this oil to my "Leave-In" Hair Conditioner and I love it. My hair has been strengthened and it's whole appearance has been improved. Great smoothness and shine. It is a very, very good addition to hair care "potions". Thank you!
By:Sylvia, Henderson, Nevada Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jun-2008
Rating: I love this stuff. I've put it in shampoo and conditioner, and added it to a spray oil that I use (along with tea tree chinese EO and evening primrose CO) to treat my psoriasis condition. It leaves skin and hair both feeling conditioned. Best of all, however, I have added it to my usual silicone-based hair styling product (two drops) and my hair looks amazing after blowdrying. It is an unbelievable difference I determined that I had to try this because a friend of mine is addicted to moroccanoil products - upon investigation, I learned that this product line is, essentially, a number of silicone based styling products with a little argan oil added in. (Moroccanoil costs the moon). I am glad that I tried this. This is an amazing addition to my personal regimen. For people interested in commercial applications, this would be a great addition to natural hair care products, and argan oil is so trendy now. You can't beat the price either. Will definitely recommend this product to others. As always, pleased with the service I received from NDA. Thanks!
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