Argan oil is a fat extracted from the nut of the argan tree, native to the desert-bordering forests of South-West Morocco. This natural oil has been used by Moroccan and Berber locals to protect their skin against the harsh sun for centuries.
Today we will discuss an acne remedy which saved one woman’s life as she knew it during the last 100 years, and saved thousands of lives altogether during the preceding 10,000 years.
Deep in the archives of French healthcare lore is the tale of an anonymous patient with a gangrenous ulcer, admitted to hospital after any natural healing seemed hopeless. The woman’s fate was apparently sealed as doctors intended to amputate her leg to save her life.
Licorice is the poster child of candy. It’s the mascot of confectionary tastes, and it’s also used to flavour tobacco, teas, and chewing gums.
Firstly, many sweet black licorice sticks on the market contain very little real licorice; they often use anise seed oil as a near identical substitute.
Shea butter, sourced from the African subcontinent, is one of the most beloved natural moisturisers for keeping the skin moist and supple. If you’re somebody who shuns commercial moisturisers due to the red and blotchy acne they cause, then you’ve probably heard of shea butter.
Juniper berry oil is a topical acne treatment derived from the blue or black berry of the juniper plant which grows widely around the North Hemisphere.
You can find juniper trees in Japan, Europe and North Africa; they grow to between 6 and 25 feet tall, and have stiff, needle-like blue and green leaves. You can see a picture of the tree and its berries to the left.