It’s essential to practice daily self-care rituals to stay healthy, happy and balanced in our lives.
Ayurveda, a 5,000 year-old system of natural healing from India, promotes daily self massage called Abhyanga to maintain good health. It connects you to your femininity and offers the healing power of touch. During this type of massage, you anoint and massage your body with warm botanical oils. You can use sesame oil as your base oil and add a dropper full of organic Pure Argan Oil for ultra-nourishing moisture.
Some benefits of Self-Abhyanga:
Releases physical stress
Nourishes skin with moisture
Boosts immune system
Stimulates internal organs
Benefits sleep patterns
Here’s a video showing how to give a self-Abhyanga massage. Doing this once a week would be a wonderful gift of self-care.
As you continue your self-care, you can massage your face with Pure Argan Oil or Argan Rose Face Serum to slow the aging process. Pure organic argan oil from Morocco is full of anti-oxidants with over 80% essential fatty acids that nourish, heal and protect the skin. Anti-oxidants fight free radicals which slow down pre-mature aging from the sun.
Here’s a great facial massage video by Lisa Gusto. It’s a perfect nightly anti-aging ritual.
An active, organic & healthy way of living is what Jesica Cockerham, the lovely blogger behind Run On Organic, shares with her readers. After using Zweena Argan Elixirs, she writes:
“I have always heard of Argan oil, but had yet to try it. The best way to try something is in its pure form so, enter: Zweena. Using this oil on my face appears to treat all of the problems you could have with your skin. For me, it’s mostly redness, blemishes and dry skin (around lips and nose) in the winter months. I find it to be everything it promises to be. It is entirely organic and effective–what more could you ask for in a facial oil? I have been pleased with this oil. I apply it to my face right after washing–using the droplets of water still on my face to spread the oil on evenly and easily. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a purely organic product to apply to their skin.”
Thanks to Jesica for reaching out to us to try our products! Read her full review here.
You know you love a product when you keep re-applying it even when you don’t need to. I’ve tried one other rose oil-infused face oil, but I found the scent to be far too over-powering. I love the scent of rose, but in small, pretty doses. Zweena’s is just that.
First off, “Zweena” means beautiful in Morocco. Jayme Barrett, founder of Zweena has a cute story of how her company came to be.
While visiting a friend in Morocco, Jayme met her future husband on her third day in the country (sounds like a Jennifer Aniston or Julia Roberts movie, no?) Not long after, her hubby-to-be gave her a bottle of argan oil as a gift and the rest is history.
So, as Jayme fell in love with both her man and the “liquid gold” oil, she soon made the decision to bring pure organic argan oil over to the United States.
I’ve tried many argan oil blends, but this is, by far, my favorite. The subtle scent of rose, the way it blends and absorbs quickly into the skin and the hydration it gives is superior. I also find that at $58, it’s a great price.
The Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum is high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin-rich botanicals. It’s also 100% organic and chemical-free sourced directly from a fair-trade cooperative in Morocco.
Just as an FYI: Jayme had given me a 2-week supply of the oil and I have to say that it’s one of only a handful of products that I’ve received to test that I’ve completely used the entire product…that’s saying a lot!
Ingredients: Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, ** Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed) Fruit Oil,* Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil,* Punica Granatum, (Pomegranate) Seed Oil,* Moroccan Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil
It’s always wonderful to find a customer review of our Zweena Pure Argan Oil and we were especially happy to see it posted on a Facebook Group page called “Responsible Consumerism.”
Thanks to happy customer Ariana Malone for sharing your enthusiasm!
“I’m telling you, this stuff is amazing. Its the only thing I put on my face to moisturize and it works like a charm. Not to mention, the Zweena brand is sustainable harvested and I can feel good knowing exactly where one of my beauty products originates! You can buy it online and their customer service is wonderful. It’s actually a really generously sized bottle and I use it for everything, hair, face, hands, lips, etc!”
The lovely Sarita Coren, beauty and wellness advocate behind the blog Ediblefacial.com, believes in “Peace on the Skin and Peace Within!” We agree and were thrilled to have her include Zweena Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum in her post: 8 Divinely Delicious Ways to Use Roses in Skin Care. Below is an excerpt that includes her review of Zweena.
As one of the most beautiful flowers, roses offer some outstanding, beautifying properties. Specifically, roses can defend the skin against aging, balance redness, and lend an overall feeling of equanimity.
Zweena, which means “beautiful” in Moroccan, harnesses the anti-aging benefits of elegant Moroccan rose oil and combines it with hydrating argan oil, rosehip seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, and evening primrose oil for its intoxicating blend, Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, $58.
It boasts USDA Organic certification, as well as ECOCERT certification.
I love this company’s candid story (interestingly, there’s love involved!) and its attention to pure natural ingredients, sustainable harvesting, and support of women in fair-trade cooperatives. But it’s the addition of rose oil that really sets this product apart from other argan oil options.
Berber women in Morocco have been making argan oil for centuries in the same traditional way. They crack the argan nuts that fall from the argan tree to get to the argan kernels. Then they grind and cold-press the argan kernels in this type of stone grinder. Zweena Pure Argan Oil is bought directly from a women’s fair-trade co-op in Morocco that we visit regularly. Even today, the women make it the same way.
They explained that this process preserves the “integrity” of the oil.
No machines. No heat. All organic and cold-pressed.
Commercial manufacturers of argan oil use heated machines which destroy a lot of the healing properties and nutrients. Cheap argan oil is usually processed with heat and is less effective in moisturizing, softening, protecting and healing the skin, hair and body. It is bought in huge drums and it’s difficult to know how long ago the oil was pressed. Commercial operations typically ship their oil by sea and may take months to arrive. Zweena buys our argan oil in small quantities as soon as it’s pressed and we have it shipped priority air, arriving in 1-2 weeks. It’s super fresh!
Alexandra Wagner is a veteran beauty expert, skin care specialist and licensed esthetician who brings years of experience in organic skin care from New York’s Madison Avenue to the beaches of Los Angeles. Alexandra was looking for an organic argan oil to use in her facial treatments and to sell in her spa. A client recommended Zweena Pure Argan Oil and Alexandra loved it! Here’s what she says:
“We love using Pure Organic Argan Oil in our facials. When your skin is in need of extra nourishment, Argan is a wonderful oil as it doesn’t clog the pores.”
“It’s emollient but lightweight so it doesn’t feel heavy on your skin. It can be massaged into dry skin to replenish and soften, or a drop or two can be used on more oily skin to help balance oil production and help diminish any surface dryness sometimes associated with acne prone skin. Zweena argan oil a wonderful source for this special oil.”
Here at Zweena, we love sea salt baths. Salt is the ultimate cleanser, physically and energetically. Sea salt clears your energy field from stress, sadness and/or anger. Zweena Argan Oil or Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum moisturizes and softens your skin. The rose oil opens your heart and inspires loving feelings for your body and spirit. The flowers will energize the water with beauty and healing energy!
Feel free to play relaxing or romantic music as you soak in the tub for at least 20 minutes. Close your eyes and envision all stress releasing from your body and disintegrating into the salt water. Say loving words to yourself and thank your body for its miraculous healing abilities.
Here’s an easy face mask using Zweena Argan oil, berries, lemons and raw honey to give you a radiant glow.
Blueberries, Blackberries, Greek Plain Yogurt, Raw Organic Honey, Lemon Juice and **Zweena Argan Oil
In a blender (or by hand), mix 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons of raw honey until smooth. Then add 1/4 cup of mixed berries (blueberries and blackberries) and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Finally, add 5 drops of Zweena Pure Argan Oil to the mixture.
Apply the mask to a clean, dry face. Your skin will drink in the nutrients. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse. The Argan Oil has 80% essential fatty acids which moisturizes the face and fights free radicals along with the berries, which are full of anti-oxidants. The Vitamin C in the lemon juice helps to brighten your face. Greek yogurt, full of protein, enzymes, and zinc, softens your skin and lightens dark spots. The raw honey is a mild exfoliate, encourages tissue growth and will seal in the moisture. If you have some left-over, put it into a glass container and store in the fridge for up to two days. Use again.
Beautiful, supple, radiant skin! Feel free to add a couple more drops of Zweena Argan Oil to your face and under your eyes to further moisturize during the day or night.
ZWEENA means "beautiful" in Morocco and brings together our love for ancient beauty traditions, pure natural ingredients, sustainable harvesting and support of women in fair-trade cooperatives. We are 100% Organic, Paraben-Free, Toxin-Free and Cruelty-Free.
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