Argan oil is one of those things that I have liked more in theory than in practice. It can be overpriced and not especially well presented or processed, issues that have overshadowed the benefits of this fatty acid-rich and potentially versatile oil. However, recently Tilvee urged me to try their Vitality Oil and I am sold: a lovely formulation, up to multitasking and a good price ($35 at the TIA shop
Tilvee, organic potion maker and behind the lovely Pomegranate & Acai face mask
made of fruit powders, ensures that argan oil is the star attraction of Vitality Oil. Argan oil is mostly oleic acid (omega 9) and linoleic acid
(omega 6). Tilvee has added in a handful of essential oils and the result is a pleasantly fragrant non-greasy oil.
I have been experimenting with it here and there and found that it is soothing (even with a small outbreak of eczema) and nourishing (dry winter legs and elbows respond well, as do finger nails). Tilvee says you can also use it on split ends. What I really like about Vitality Oil is that it is not greasy and its 97% organic.
Tilvee is throwing in a sample of its exotic Pomegranate Body Crème Tahitian Vanilla & Tangerine if you buy Vitality Oil at the TIA shop
Ingredients in Vitality Oil
Aloe spinosa (Argan nut)* oil, Essential oils of Vanilla (Vanilla) planifolia, Citrus limonum ( Lime), Citrus bergamia (Bergamont), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang), Lavendula (Lavender) & angustifolia. * Organic Ingredients
Ingredients in Pomegranate
Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Juice*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Extract*, Emulsifying Wax NF, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Palm Stearic Acid, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) Extract*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Persea americana (Avocado) Oil, Corylus avellana (Hazelnut) Oil, Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Citrus reticulata (Tangerine) Essential Oil, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Oil, Daucus carota (Carrot) Oil, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum. * Organic Ingredients