What does Argan Oil smell like?
What does Argan Oil Smell like?
Factors affecting the smell of Argan Oil
Why do different pure Argan Oils smell different?
The smell of oil such as Argan Oil is affected by a wide range of factors. Just because one Argan Oil smells different to another does not mean that it is not pure Argan Oil!
For a start, there are two types of Argan Oil. Cosmetic Argan oil for skin, for hair and for nails and Culinary, eating Argan Oil. Culinary Argan for eating has a strong roasted nutty smell but cosmetic Argan Oil for face or can have a smell ranging from a light citrus/Olive-like smell to no detectable smell.
1. The effect of climate on the smell of Argan Oil for skin and Culinary Argan Oil.
Like wine the variations in soil, in heat, humidity and water vary from year to year and like wine these variations in climate affect the final taste, smell and chemical make up of the Argan Oil for skin and Argan oil for eating.
2. Traditional vs Modern Argan Nut Pressing
In recent years the increased income provided from the international interest in Argan Oil has enabled the traditionally poor regions in which Argan has been made to invest in modern cold pressing machinery.
Modifications during processing can alter oil quality. Hand pressed Argan Oil has a greater water content as well as more Argan Nut kernel fibre residue than cold machine pressed oil. The texture of machine pressed oil is “richer” and creamier as well as having less of an Argan Nut fragrance. Totally de-odourised Argan Oil has been produced by the process of injecting steam into the oil.
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3. Storage of Argan Oil
After pressing, the storage of the Argan Oil will affect the long term nutrient content and smell. Argan Oil for skin and for hair is produced from the unroasted Argan nut. The benefits of the high vitamin E content are a good long term shelf life of upto 18 months without the need for artifical preservative. It is advisable to keep the oil out of strong , direct sunlight to prevent oxidation and degradation of the nutrients.
The smell of the Argan Oil will be affected if exposed to excessive high or low temperatures. Like Olive Oil, if Argan Oil is stored for any length of time at temperatures close to 0 degress a white, gel like precipitate will form in the oil. The oil simply needs to be warmed to disolve the precipitate. Although this does not adversely affect the quality of the oil it can result in a changed smell that is more fruity – like Olive oil.
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