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I’ve raved many times about argan oil both as a cooking oil and it’s properties for skin care. I’ve struggled with sensitive and dry skin my entire life and there are only a small handful of products I can use safely.  Argan oil is one of them. Moroccans have long known about the properties of this oil but only in the last few years has it become a buzzword in the Western beauty industry. 

I’ve been fortunate that through blogging I have met some exceptional people.  Joél is one of them. She is the co-owner and co-founder of Saadia Organics.  Aside from her wonderful personality I know she is no snake oil doctor. There are a lot of people selling “pure” argan oil when in reality it’s watered down.  It happens all over Morocco too. But Joél gets her argan straight from the source, her mother-in-law in Essaouaira who grew up making raw argan oil.  How did the business begin? Here’s a backgrounder.

So if you want to buy some of the best argan sold outside of Morocco, I highly recommend trying the Saadia Organics products.




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  • simo

    April 28, 2013 #1 Author

    Hi Amanda,
    Somehow I found myself in this blog 😛
    I just want to share my eBay store here because I sell argan oil and other stuff from Back home (Morocco)
    Prices are really affordable, if you want any product to do review about i ll be glad to send you some.



  • Mel

    January 14, 2013 #2 Author

    I love argan oil too !! it’s my favorite right now, I use the one from pro naturals too and it keeps my hair pretty and healthy. :)


  • Kamini

    December 23, 2012 #3 Author

    I’ve been using it now for about 4 months and the difference in my skin is amazing. Lately I’ve also been using it on my body to fight winter dryness. Again – amazing. Free Argan oil would be terrific!


  • Vee

    December 23, 2012 #4 Author

    I’ve heard so much about Argan Oil, I’d love to try it.


  • Dee Dee Woodard

    December 23, 2012 #5 Author

    what excites me most about this giveaway is that Argan Oil is so rare I consider it like liquid gold. My daughter uses it in her hair almost every day and we are getting low. I would LOVE to get a free bottle of liquid gold. Thank you for offering this!!


  • Kim

    December 21, 2012 #6 Author

    Love argan oil! It’s one of my favorite products. :-)


  • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

    December 21, 2012 #7 Author

    I love argan oil! I ran out of mine a couple of weeks ago, so it’d be awesome to win a bottle. :)


  • Monique

    December 20, 2012 #8 Author

    I love argan oil too!! I use it in another brand , it’s pro naturals moroccan argan oil which keeps my hair frizz less, soft and healthy, it’s great. 😀


  • Allison

    December 20, 2012 #9 Author

    I love aragon oil products for my hair but I’d never thought of using it on my skin! Love it!


  • Nur

    December 20, 2012 #10 Author


    Is it possible to buy it directly from Joél? I’m in Malaysia though.

    BTW, i loveeeeeeeee your blog, inspiring!


  • susan b

    December 19, 2012 #12 Author

    I have switched over from using moisturizing lotions to just using oils. They are great and my face has never felt better. I would love to win this!


  • megan

    December 19, 2012 #13 Author

    I use pure oil on my face every day!


  • Ella

    December 19, 2012 #14 Author

    I couldn’t agree more! Argan oil is definitely one of my favorite things. I began using argan oil a little over a year ago and my skin has really improved! Is your argan oil certified organic? I used to have sensitive & dry skin myself. I finally found the perfect mix of products (especially for my skin): argan oil and a scrub I found from The scrub is called “Glow” and it’s oil based as well. Facial oils are the best! I would never go back to using a cream.


  • Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos

    December 19, 2012 #15 Author

    My hairstylist talked me into using some Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner and it’s worked out well – I’m intrigued to try the oil for the skin. I had no idea that you could use it for cooking!


  • Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

    December 19, 2012 #16 Author

    I haven’t but my mom has and loves it!


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