Is Argan Oil Safe To Use?

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

If it is your first time here in our blog, you are not probably aware of all the benefits of Argan Oil. Before reading this article make sure to check out all the amazing benefits Argan Oil has to offer.

We know that Argan Oil is a remarkable oil for your health and well-being, but the question is the oil relatively safe to use?

The answer is ABSOLUTELY and there is nothing to worry about. But to be on the safe we are going to go through some of the plausible side effects that the oil could cause to a small minority of consumers.

Here are the possible side effects of Argan Oil

1. Allergic reaction:

Argan Oil is used in so many cosmetic products for facial wrinkles, acne, hair products and so on.

Since Argan Oil is derived from Argan nut (Kernel Spinosa), we recommend that people suffering from nut allergies should avoid the intake of Argan Oil.

However, they can safely use the oil for skin or hair treatment. To be on the safe side conduct a patch test on skin before application of Argan Oil to avoid any possible reactions.

One of the benefits of using Argan Oil is that it can help heal your chapped lips, so if you have an allergic reaction to nuts, we prefer not to use it for that purpose as it might be ingested and could cause a nut allergy reaction.

It is highly advised to check with your doctor before usage.

2. Adulteration of Argan Oil

Argan Oil is not a cheap oil, and we explained the reason why in this article. Unfortunately, some sellers try to adulterate Argan Oil to drop the cost down, which could cause some side effects, especially if the oil was mixed with some other cheap oils or other ingredients not mentioned in the product label.

Make sure you check the ingredients listed in the product label, and only buy the oil from a reliable seller. To determine if the Argan Oil you are purchasing is authentic and free from any adulteration. Check out this article for more information.

3. Inappropriate storage conditions

The storage condition of Argan Oil tends to be the most important factor to be considered for preserving the quality of the oil.

Argan Oil’s quality weakens when stored in high temperatures and if it is exposed to direct sunlight.

Though, the oil must be preserved at a room temperature of 77 Fahrenheit (25 Celsius) in a dark glass bottle. If these conditions are met the oil could last for a very long time and keep its optimum quality.

Please do not buy Argan Oil if it is packaged in a plastic bottle as the exposure to sunlight could easily break down its essential components and could contribute to the side effects.

As we mentioned in the beginning of this post, that the side effects of Argan Oil are very few and hardly happen. But for your safety it is not appropriate to overlook them and not to highlight them for your safety.

We encourage you to always take the necessary steps to avoid all these side effects by making sure first, you are only buying the Pure Organic Argan Oil. Second, storing it in appropriate conditions and performing a patch test or consulting a doctor before using it, if you suffer from a nut allergy.

Thus, the numerous benefits that Argan Oil provide, have very few and rare side effects.

However, these side effects cannot be overlooked. It is important to be aware of them before including it in your day to day life and routine.

To ensure optimum usage of Argan Oil, one must take the necessary steps like buying pure quality Argan Oil, storing it in inappropriate conditions, performing a patch test before topical application and consulting a doctor before incorporating daily oral dosage of Argan Oil.


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