DIY Argan oil recipes

Updated: Apr 28, 2020

Everybody loves a good DIY!

The lightweight and fast absorbing formulation of Noix de Shea's Argan oil makes it super versatile and easy to use.

Often called ‘liquid gold’, Argan oil is an organic product extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree, which is native to Morocco. It is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. Its properties make it particularly beneficial for the hair and skin, which makes it a popular cosmetic choice for many.

Your organic Argan oil is a real beauty elixir, use it wisely!

Here are some great ways to use your Argan oil and maximize its benefits:

Say goodbye to dark circles and puffy eyes

As we all know, there are a lot of reasons why dark circles and puffiness around the eyes appear. It's a combination of factors including, genetics, how deeply set your eyes are, hydration, and amount of sleep. To see the best results, and to rule out the other factors (not related directly to skin dryness) make sure you are staying well hydrated during the day and sleeping well.

For an all natural under eye serum, mix Argan oil with green tea powder and rose water. Apply to closed eyelids or under eyes with cotton pads. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then wash off. The skin on your eyelids and under eyes is very delicate so always dab and never rub.

If you don't have green tea powder you can use regular red tea.

Skin rejuvenator

Argan oil works great on the face, as it is non-irritating and packed with vitamins and nutrients.

Apply a warm towel to your face for 30 seconds to 1 minute, make sure it is not too hot. Mix 1 tablespoon of Argan oil with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Apply by massaging on to your facial skin and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. To rinse, massage your face and scrub lightly with your damp face towel. Rinse off completely and finish by applying rose water and your favorite night time moisturizer.

Natural face tightening face mask

Mix 1 teaspoon of fenugreek powder, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of Argan oil. Apply like a mask on the face, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse. For optimal care, you can clean the face with rose water after rinsing.

Hydrating face mask

Mash a ripe banana and mix with a tablespoon of Argan oil and a tablespoon of rice flour.

Dilute with rose water until right consistency. Apply like a mask on the face to soften and hydrate the skin after a long day.

If you don’t have rice flour, you can make this mask with: ½ banana, 1 tablespoon of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of Argan oil. Apply on face, avoiding the eyes.

Face scrub for a radiant complexion

Wash your face thoroughly. Mix 1 table spoon of ground coffee with half a table spoon of plain yogurt. Add 10 drops of Argan oil and just enough rose water to make it a paste. Apply to face and scrub of once dry.

Cuticle serum

Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of Argan oil. Dip your nails in this mixture 15 min. while massaging cuticles. Wash hands after use.

Deep hair conditioner

Argan oil deeply nourishes and revitalizes hair.

Apply your Argan oil generously along the entire length of hair and massage the scalp. Wrap a hot towel around hair and leave on a minimum of 30 minutes (or, ideally, overnight – carefully wrap hair in the towel to avoid staining the pillow!).

Wash and rinse with clear water. Repeat as necessary.

Daily use

Argan oil can be used under your make-up and for your daily night time routine.

To use it as a daily moisturizer, cleanse your face thoroughly then apply your toner (our recommendation is an all natural rose water. Works perfectly as a toner). Let your toner dry then apply a few drops of Argan oil on your face and dab it all over. Our Argan oil will leave you with a hydrated glowing face, without leaving a greasy residue.

P.S Argan oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores.

Enjoy your Argan oil!

Disclaimer: This post is for informational use only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. For professional medical advice please speak to your practitioner.