Learn more about the production of argan oil.
Kandala Argan Oil is the one premium, all-natural hair treatment, face and body skin care that offers amazing benefits for damaged or dry hair, split ends, itchy, dry skin, acne, psoriasis, and brittle nails. Essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants lends this oil excellent moisturizing, nourishing and strengthening properties.
Learn more about the elements in Kandala Argan Oil and their influence on your health.
- Organic, pure, cold-pressed, virgin Argan Oil from Morocco
- Amazingly effective for hair, skin, body, and nail treatment
- Rich in age-defying antioxidants, such as Vitamin E
- High levels of essential fatty acids (Omega-6, Omega-9)
- Nourishing, strenghtening, non-greasy, fast absorbing, moisturizing, and restoring
- Paraben-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, no fragrances or preservatives, cruelty-free
Ingredients: 100% cold-pressed, virgin Argan Oil, certified organic, USDA.
The Only Premium Quality Argan Oil
Kandala Argan Oil is directly imported from Morocco – the only origin of the Argan tree whose fruits provide us with this precious gift of nature. Look for the Kandala Argan Oil label when you buy your Argan Oil.
Farmed organically and responsibly following Fair Trade and sustainable practices supporting local farmers, Kandala Argan Oil is made of pure, premium, cold-pressed virgin oil from the Argan tree. The cold-pressed quality of the oil ensures that the oil retains all its natural qualities which have proven to be so effective and beneficial for various cosmetic uses:
- Hair treatment: nourishes, quick absorbing, doesn’t weigh down hair, prevents split ends and dry, frizzy hair
- Skin treatment: moisturizes and rejuvenates dry, stressed and even damaged skin, helps relieve the discomfort of acne and psoriasis, soothes sunburned skin
- Nail treatment: prevents nails from becoming brittle and breaking, moisturizes nail beds
- Pure and organic Argan Oil without any additional ingredients
- No chemicals, no paraben, no sulfates, no alcohol, no preservatives, no solvents – only Argan oil
- Cold-pressed, virgin oil which was not heat-treated to preserve the oil’s natural healing and moisturizing qualities
- Non-fragrancy of the oil is proof of the purity and high quality; pure argan oil has a slight olive oil-type aroma
- Rich in age-defying antioxidants, Omega- 6 & -9, Vitamin E
What is Argan Oil?
Argan Oil is made from the fruits of the Argan tree which only grows in Morocco. The fruit of the argan oil resembles the shape and color of an olive. The outside shell is somewhat soft and encapsules a harder shell inside. The core of the fruit is a light- colored seed which the source of argan oil.
How is Argan Oil produced?
Once the Argan fruit is harvested from the tree, the soft shell is removed. The harder inside shell is then cracked open which exposes the seed, often called almond due to its resemblance to an almond.
Traditionally, argan oil was produced by crushing the shell and extracting the oil by hand. The kernels are crushed in a granite hand press by rotating the top of the press which crushes the kernels and squeezes out a paste. From this paste, the oil is then extracted.
Nowadays, the oil is extracted from the argan fruit mechanically by machinery. This process has advantages over the hand-press method: it allows for more hygienic processing conditions and thus eliminates contamination by dust, dirt and other environmental influences. The traditional method also involves mixing the argan paste with water to separate the oil from the paste; this could be a breeding ground for micro-organism that like moist environments. Machine-pressed oil, in contrast, simply undergoes a mechanical filtering process that does not require any filter medium such as water or solvents to finish the product.
No fragrances, preservatives, or alcohol are added to the oil. What goes into the Kandala bottle is 100% argan oil only, nothing else. We use an amber bottle which protects the oil from UV exposure and preserves its maximum potency.
How to use Kandala Argan Oil
Kandala Argan Oil can be used to apply to hair, hands and feet, face, skin and nails.
Use as facial and body moisturizer
Pour sufficient argan oil on your finger or hands, and apply to face or body and massage into your skin.
Use for nail care
Argan oil can help with the white streaks or ripples on finger and toe nails, and can also smoothen flaky cuticles. Simply massage in a small amount into the nails and cuticles. You may also soak your finger nails in a mix of argan oil and lemon juice for 10 minutes.
Use for hair care
Dispense a few drops of argan oil in your palm and gently distribute it in your hands. Then apply to hair and scalp.
If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a health practitioner. Though Kandala Argan oil is an all-natural product, some people have very sensitive skin and may develop a reaction to argan oil.
Do not use as sunscreen.
Store Kandala Argan oil in a cool and dry place. Avoid exposure to sunlight to preserve the oil’s maximum potency.
Properties of argan oil
Essential Fatty Acids:
Omega 6 (Linoleic acid) and Omega 9 (Oleic acid) are building compounds that the body cannot produce itself. They are essential for the body to build and repair cell membranes; they have water-binding and moisturizing properties and regulate the skin’s hydration. Linoleic acid, in particular, is also said to be anti-inflammatory.
Prostaglandin is a natural anti-inflammatory and affects cell growth and development.
Stearidonic acid (Omega 3)
Linolenic acid (Omega 3) has anti-inflammatory properties.
Myristic acid helps good absorption through the skin.
Ferulic acids help prevent damage caused by UV light.
(Phyto)Sterols halt the decline of the body’s collagen production (the main building block of the skin). According to the National Institute of Health, phytosterols actually encourage the body to produce more collagen.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Carotenoids are said to fight free radicals that could reduce the skin’s aging process.
Polyphenols have anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic and anti-aging properties.