Thursday, 18 February 2016

THE MELVITA FOUNDATION: ARGAN BEES PROJECT

Did you know that in Morocco over 3 million people make a living from the argan tree and at Melvita, it is the only source for the best-selling Argan Oil, in which over 400 argan kernals are used.  From the tree to the bottle, Argan Oil is created by local Berber women.  Their tradition and culture oversee its production and over 200 Berber Women farm and source these kernals.  With that in mind, Melvita is committed to the Argan Fair Trade in Morocco and has recently announced  its latest sponsorship initiative for the working women of the Argan Oil industry - The Argan Bees Project.

I am a huge supporter of Bee's and like to think I do my bit to encourage them by planting bee friendly flowers. Having seen a decline in argan bees, the Argan Bees project aims to reignite the beekeeping trade by offering women the chance to boost family income and here is how - for every Melvita Argan product purchased €1 will be donated to the initiative which will be investing in bee keeping training and raising awareness of the skill. It is hoped by doing this and planting Melliferious plants (those which produce honey) will help to increase and encourage the bee population and help poorer communities to flourish by giving them a a steady income.


THE MELVITA FOUNDATION: ARGAN BEES PROJECT
THE MELVITA FOUNDATION: ARGAN BEES PROJECT


There are four amazing products currently within the Melvita Argan Range and I have been using the Repairing Oil which works to repair, protects and strengthen skin, hair and nails.


The nuts from Argan trees yield the Argan oil which is exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids and sterols. For centuries, it has been renowned for its repairing properties, ideal for dry and fragile skin, and for its softening and protective benefits and is also traditionally used to massage joints and to care for the nails and hair.  My hands have been really dry lately, possibly due to the lack of glove wearing in the cold weather, using chemicals to clean without gloves and at work, I have been doing a lot of paper work and printing many letters, all of which do nothing for my hands and you would have assumed I would have, by now, learnt my lesson.   Anyway, I have been using this oil on my hands and on my feet after having a bath or shower and the effects are amazing, it is not only soothing buy incredibly moisturising.  

The bottle has been designed with a pump dispenser which means only a small amount is dispensed at any one time.  One pump is enough for both hands or feet and once massaged into the skin, it sinks in leaving little trace it was ever there.




34 comments:

  1. We're big fans of Argan oil, last time we visited Morocco they were selling it in the markets. We used Argan Secret. Hope the bees come back!

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  2. I was actually in Morocco over New Year and we visited somewhere where the berber ladies were making argen oil, I also stocked up on some 100% pure oil while I was there. But when I run out I will be needing some more x

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  3. Argan oil is one of my most favouritest of things lol I love it in shampoo as long as you don't get too close to the roots lol The sponsorship the poularity of argan oil is great as its bringing in more sponsorship for great causes. The body shop did an argan oil range that helped the women pickers last year too xxxx

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  4. Anything to encourage the bees is a good thing! I have some facial oil with Argan oil in and it really is lovely.

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  5. I love Argan oil and find it really good on my elbows or on my old scars, it has improved their appearance no end x

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  6. oh I use Argan oil most days its party of my routine now and love it

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  7. I love Argan oil, I never realized that there was Argan bees though how fascinating and great that you are supporting their wellbeing!

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  8. I love Argan oil. I never knew about Argan Bees. I like bees. I always try to help the ones you find on the pavement with a little sugar water. Sometimes it works but not always.

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  9. I have a condition that makes my fingerprints not scan-able. I wonder if besides shea butter, I should try this. Thx! :)

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  10. Well you learn something new every day. What a great project to support.

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  11. It's good they are helping protect the bees,

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  12. Aw I love that theyre creating a great product while protecting the bees too xxx

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  13. My mum swears by argan oil. It's so wonderful that they're looking after the bees x

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  14. I love Argan oil, and what a great way to help support the bees.

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  15. I love Argan oil, it's great that they're looking after the bees x

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  16. I'm all for anything that helps wee bees to survive and prosper. :)

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  17. i've heard of this and to be honest i would not mind using some of this oil to strengthen my hair after losing a lot of it recently when my vitamin levels went poor.

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  18. I would love to try this - really suffering with dry skin at the moment

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  19. I love using Aragon oil on my hair and skin. This one sounds great & it's good that a little goes a long way.

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  20. This looks like a very ethical product; I'd feel very good about using this :)

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  21. I have never tried this oil. Will check it out.

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  22. I used Argan Oil before and it's fab, so this product it sounds even better as they are supporting the bees too. It's fab you shared this to raise awareness. xx

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  23. I've never tried this oil but a great project x

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  24. I want to try this too, My nails have gone really weak lately and keep breaking. Not good when you love doing your nails but hate fake ones

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  25. This sounds lovely, I really like the sound of how quickly it sinks in :) Nothing worse than sticky skin after applying oil!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  26. I like how you presented the introduction for this product. I am a huge fan and supporter of bee's products too and I am just amazed how they can be so much useful than we thought.

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  27. Looks like a fab product - thanks for sharing x

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  28. What a nice product, I like that it is ethical too.

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  29. It's great that they are helping to support the bees.

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  30. This sounds like a great product and its great that its ethical too

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  31. fab review, I can't say I have ever tried it but it seems like a fab product.

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  32. Argan oil is the best and its great way to help supporting the bees x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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