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The price difference between cosmetic and culinary Argan Oil

Posted by Hakim Seffar on


Today argan oil is known worldwide but it is a rare and expensive product.

First of all, you should know that the price of argan oil varies according to its specificity.

In fact, there are two kinds of Argan oil varieties, so if you master the difference, you will be able to avoid the kind of scammers that tend to sell people Culinary Argan oil as if it is Cosmetic Argan oil.

Culinary Argan oil

In the process of making culinary Argan oil, the Argan tree kernels are roasted before they are pressed, which gives culinary Argan oil its darker color and nutty smell.

In fact, culinary Argan oil is darker and tastes more pronounced, resembling a little nutty taste because of the roasting process.

This type of Argan oil is intended for cooking as its name suggests. 

Cosmetic argan oil

The Argan tree kernels are cold pressed, as they are harvested. They don't undergo any kind of modification or process before.

Richer in vitamin E and antioxidants, cosmetic argan oil is characterized by a lighter color, and is only used for cosmetic care and as a natural treatment for hair, body, nails, and facial skin.

The culinary Argan oil is a little bit much cheaper than the cosmetic Argan oil.