Amuse Bouche #26-Zakia’s Argan Oil Review & Giveaway

Amuse Bouche (ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh): literally translated into “mouth amuser”.  Wikipedia definition: a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre.

 Jodie’s use of the term: a small hint or clever tip!  (Think Hints from Heloise!!)

Zakia's Argan Oil

Zakia’s Argan Oil

I was gifted this Argan Oil free of charge but was not paid to write this review.  Thus all opinions are mine and mine alone!

If you’ve been reading any advertisements or magazines recently, then you’re probably familiar with the argan and moroccan oils that are available. I actually first started using these oils in my hair when I won an oil spray that was specifically for hair.  What I didn’t realize is how versatile these oils can be. Did you realize that with menopause comes a decrease in skin collagen and oils?  So these oils may be more helpful than you realize.

First off, for my hair, I use it in a spray bottle mixed with water.  I usually water it down more than half, so it doesn’t weigh down my hair and make it look greasy!  Since I live in Denver, Colorado (a very arid state) and I have curly hair, I need a ton of moisture for my hair.  This Zakia’s oil seemed just as good as any other ones I’ve used.

Secondly for my skin, I started using it as a moisturizer.  I used to use baby oil until I heard a rumor that mineral oil may not be the best for me (not sure if this is truth). I really like using the argan oil watered down in a spray bottle because then it’s not as “oily” and easier to apply.

Lastly for my eyes, I began using it to remove my eye makeup.  I actually used to use baby oil for this many, many years ago until I had some eye problems.  I’ve always liked the idea of oil on that fragile skin around my eyes so I figured what a great idea.  It did work wonderfully (I don’t use waterproof mascara, so I can’t speak to that) without leaving an unpleasant residue.

The lowdown:  This oil worked very nicely.  Zakia’s website says that this 2 oz. bottle would cost $15 with their sale (here), so not too bad a price.  I’ve used it for 3 weeks and still have about half the bottle left.

 Want to try your own bottle of this Argan Oil?  Just enter below.  This week the theme of styling will be the color lime green!

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  • craftyone

    i have tried argan oil on my hair and skin. I like it.

  • No, I have had a chance to try the product

  • i love Argan oil, they really do wonders for my hair. love that this is so affordable 🙂

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • I used argan oil on my hair, it the main ingrediant in one hair product I used, but I have never used it on its own….and I didn’t know it can be great for the skin as well.

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com

    • Isn’t it nice to find something that works many ways? Thanks for reading, Ivana!!

  • Thanks for sharing the many different uses of Argan oil. I have been wanting to try it on my hair, so it was good to read how you use it. I would have never thought of adding water on my own!

    • Yeah…I tried it without water and it was way too greasy…so I experimented!!

  • Thanks for the 411 on the oil! I’m looking forward to the lime green posts. I love that color!
    Darlene
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

    • I didn’t even have any of that color…can you believe? I had to go buy a piece!!!