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Argan Oil Vinaigrette

Looking for new and fun ways to use your argan oil? Have you been using your argan oil only for hair or skin treatment because you weren’t sure exactly what to do with it?  This is a short and simple recipe that will add an explosion of flavor to any salad or anywhere you would use vinaigrette but with a twist of argan oil.

When cooking with argan oil, there is a big difference from using toasted or untoasted oil. Untoasted oil has a subtle flavor that can easily be overburdened by powerful vinegars. Toasted argan oil is immensely flavorful and can be eaten in almost any way possible. It is made by roasting the argan nut before extracting the oil. A great quick treat is pouring a little toasted argan oil on a saucer with some herbs and vinegar and dipping toast or bread in the oil. Whether you use toasted or untoasted argan oil, this recipe will provide you with a delicious emulsion of argan oil and vinaigrette. However, if you are using toasted oil, be sure to utilize fewer herbs as the oil is immensely flavorful without as many.

Ingredients:

½ cup- wine vinegar

1 cup- 100% pure argan oil

2 tablespoons- minced fresh herbs (garlic, parsley, thyme, basil, etc.)

1 tablespoon- Dijon mustard (or mustard with a little horseradish added)

1 tablespoon- raw honey (for best results use demerara sugar instead)

Directions:

Excluding the argan oil, measure all ingredients into a bowl (preferably glass), whisking the ingredients together as you go. Once all ingredients except the oil are added, continue whisking the ingredients together while slowly drizzling the oil into the bowl.

It is imperative that you add the oil slowly while whisking quickly. Adding to much oil too quickly can result in an improperly emulsified vinaigrette. If you don’t blend the mixture quickly enough, the argan oil may separate from the vinegar, which is a catastrophe for salads. Don’t be afraid to take your time adding the oil.

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As of today, I am officially going to be selling my own brand of argan oil!  I am so happy and excited.  I’ve been so sick and tired of dealing with all of the scams and affiliate sites out there and selling garbage with my name on it.  The time is now, and I’ve always heard, “there’s no time like the present!”

Don’t have full details now but will have them shortly.  Checkout the official announcement on our website for more deetz.

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Argan Oil vs. Olive Oil

Now we are gonna switch it up here people and talk about cooking and not cosmetics…so please keep that in mind and don’t go home and start rubbing the same argan oil or olive oil that you cook with on your face or body!

OK so…anyway –

Not many people have heard of argan oil. Hailing from the lush forests of Morocco, the argan tree produces nuts that are both edible and contain unique properties used for hair and skin. When it comes to skincare, nothing compares to the anti-aging properties of argan oil. Anyone who has heard of the anti-aging properties of argan oil and have experienced it themselves would not doubt that argan oil is the forerunner of skincare products. On the other hand, argan oil is also used for conditioning healthy hair and treatments of damaged hair. Some people who have heard of the use of argan oil may argue that argan oil isn’t the best treatment for damaged hair. To be honest, this isn’t the case. Accordingly, we will discuss the debate on hair treatment.

Let’s Face it, science has again chosen argan oil

Those who argue against argan oil as a hair treatment product are probably referring to olive oil. Oil is used for treating hair, and does a great job, but further analysis is necessary before continuing any further. When treating damaged hair, it is recommended that olive oil be worked into the hair and scalp while dry or damp, wait fifteen to twenty minutes and then shampoo the oil out thoroughly. This only lets the oil work for fifteen or twenty minutes. In fact, shampooing the oil out of the hair can minimize the effects of olive oil by removing the oil coating. Because of these reasons, olive oil hair treatments generally take a much longer time to treat hair, and do not control frizz as well as their argan oil counterparts. Proper use of argan oil in treating hair requires you to apply the oil after you have washed and conditioned your hair, preferably while damp and not soaking wet or fully dry. The key point here is that argan oil is supposed to be left in the hair. This allows the oil to work around the clock in treating your hair. All it takes is a couple of weeks of daily argan oil treatment regiments and your hair will gain a healthy shine and volume.

In addition to the methods in which the oils are applied, olive oil falls short in another aspect. Argan oil is scientifically formulated to treat hair; products are on the market that are argan oil hair treatments specifically. Olive oil is not intended to be used in treating damaged hair. In fact, you will not find an olive oil based hair treatment product anywhere in the U.S.