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I've recently returned from Morocco and have a large quantity of argan oil.  Is there something I can do to make something like the ELS oil using my argan?
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Don't let it go rancid. Keep it refrigerated, at least the part you are not using.


From our glossary:

The Argan tree, Argania spinosa,  is endemic to Morocco, and it provides food, shelter and its deep roots help prevent soil erosion and desertification; its shade allows for the cultivation of other agricultural products and its leaves and fruit provide food for animals.  Cultivation of argan tree helps shading pasture grasses and helps to replenish aquifers.

As for fatty acid composition, argan oil will supply essential fatty acids to the skin.  It contains about 43% oleic acid, 37% linolenic, with the rest being palmitic, stearic (and a hint of linolenic) acids. Then there are the “extras”: sterols, tocopherols, carotenes. And some phenols like oleuropein and catecols. These extras include phospholipids and help prevent oxidation (rancidity) of this oil.   An extra bonus: much of the argan oil produced today is made by a number of women's co-operatives.


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Oh!  I thought at one time you told me that oils don't need to be refrigerated.  Or maybe you said small amounts.  I've had it out of the fridge for 6 weeks now.  Would I know if it was rancid?  

I love the ELS serum - is there any point to buying more if I have so much argan?  Can I make my own?  If so - any suggestions as to what to add to the argan?  

Want me to bring you guys a HUGE vat of it when I go next? 

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They don't need refrigeration. But this does not mean that they are "eternal". We know they aren't, they go "rancid", oxidized, and some oils get rancid faster than others.

For ELS, look at the ingredient list. My objective was to give a good combination of fatty acids and other lipids. You can make your own, no problem.  

Look in the internet, see what others use you can find for argan oil. But I would use it on my body, taking advantage of the large quantity.
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