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Another new article surfaced about beauty products in the Washington Post National earlier this week. And the big bad headline says…

Soaps, makeup and other items contain deadly ingredients,say consumer advocates

My reaction?

“Ugh. Not again.”

You see, I love beauty products. Few things in the world are more fun to me than makeup. I adore cosmetics and all of the lovely little potions that make me look and feel great.

But I hate the thought of phthalates, parabens, formaldehye and diethanolamine on my skin. Not only on my skin, but on my 4 year old daughter’s. It just seems wrong to use products that cause allergies, disrupt hormones or increase our chances of getting cancer.

So I’m trying to be selective. My go-to resource for choosing products has been the Environmental Working Group’s website called the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. The goal is to have as many products in your powder room as possible that are in the “green zone” with ratings from 0 to 2.

And what does pure Argan Oil rate?

A big beautiful Green Zero.

The other beautiful thing about Argan Oil? It is so darn multipurpose. Everyone in the family can benefit from it. Women, men, children and even your pets. You might have seen our posts on some unique uses for Saadia Organics Argan Oil here and here. You might also have read our testamonials posts here and here.

Our Argan Oil is a marvelous thing.

One product with one ingredient that is so natural you can eat it.

Well, actually, not only can you eat it, you would actually enjoy multiple health benefits if you did. Consuming Argan Oil means lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol. It also has anti-diabetic and anti-tumorigenic effects. One trial showed that mice who had Argan Oil added to their diet lost weight. (*Sources listed below.)

So does this mean you should take a swig from our little blue bottles? Well, you certainly could! But remember, our Cosmetic Grade Argan Oil is from raw, unroasted pits from the fruit of the Argan tree. When those pits are roasted? The flavour of the oil that comes out of the kernels is phenomenal. If you really want a marvelous oil to drizzle on a salad or dip your bread in, Culinary Argan Oil is what you’re after. And another bonus? It’s less expensive than Cosmetic Argan Oil since it doesn’t take as long to produce. Argan kernals that are toasted give up their oil much more readily.

If you’re interested in Culinary Argan Oil, drop me a note at joel@saadiaorganics.com – I might be able to help you. If you’re interested in our Cosmetic Grade Oil, enjoy having a look at our website.

xo, j~

 

 

 

 

*Sources discussing the health benefits of Argan Oil

http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2006/270639.pdf

http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/95s0316/95s-0316-rpt0255-05-Argan-Oil-vol174.pdf

http://www.academicjournals.org/ajfs/PDF/Pdf2010/Jul/Dalouh%20et%20al.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12548113

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16554174

 

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