Argan oil, also knowing as Moroccan oil or Morocco oil, is an oil produced from the kernels of the Argan tree, endemic to Morocco; Argan oil is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The tree, a relic species from the Tertiary age, is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco. Once covering North Africa, the Argania Species is now endangered and under protection of UNESCO.
The Argan tree grows wild in semi-desert soil, its deep root system helping to protect against soil erosion and the northern advance of the Sahara. According to UNESCO, the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve covers a vast intra-montane plain of more than 2,560,000 hectares, bordered by the High Atlas and Little Atlas Mountains and opens to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Argan oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world due to this relatively small and very specific growing area. Argan trees were first reported by the explorer Leo Africanus in 1510. An early specimen was taken to Amsterdam where it was cultivated by Lady Beaufort at Badminton House in 1711.
Argan tree groves are invaluable to Morocco. Argan trees survive from 125 to 450 years, according to geologists, they benefit the soil fertility, maintain humidity and need no cultivation. The root of the Argan tree, buried deep within the ground, represents five times the upper part of the tree. The Argan tree spontaneously loses its leaves during a period of drought to prevent the evaporation of moisture.
Argan oil is an organic oil, almost all the Argan Oil production in Morocco is pressed from organic Argan kernels, that do not involve modern chemical fertilizers.
Chafi Argan Oil is also proven to be an amazing treatment that treats ingrown hair for men and all related after shave skin inflammation, thanks
to it's unique natural composition in natural anti-oxidant and natural anti-inflammatory properties, and its ability to balance out the oil in the skin
and opens the pores.
To treat ingrown hair and after shave skin inflammation, just message a drop or two of Chafi Argan Oil to the face after shave.