Friday, February 21, 2014

WSJ Article

Here's a great article in the Wall Street Journal about Bruce Rosenbaum. Click here: Steampunk

Our Deodorized Argan Oil Experience

     We haven't posted any news in quite some time. We think that it is time to state, generally, some of what we have been doing.

     For a brief period, we decided to experiment with marketing Deodorized Argan Oil, selling it on our web site and eBay.  We found that , although we had inquiries about it, once we started marketing this version, there was little demand for it, even at a reduced price. This oil, as advertised, did not have any scent. It also had a consistency about it and appeared lighter and thinner. 

     When we put the deodorized version in the same environment as our normal cold pressed version, we noticed that they reacted differently at low temperatures. For example, at sustained temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, our cold pressed argan oil tended to thicken, with the fatty acids tending to become more solid. To pour it became a tough task.

     With the deodorized argan oil, its consistency remained unchanged even at temperatures down to 50 degrees F. There was no sign of solidification.  It continued to pour smoothly and easily. To the naked eye, it appeared that all of the essential fatty acids had been removed somehow. So, although we had purchased it from a reputable producer, we had difficulty marketing it as all natural or bulk organic and discontinued marketing it. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Please Read the Labels

To all Argan Oil users out there.  Please read labels very carefully.  Argan Oil products sold on HSN have many other ingredients in them -- Argan Oil is certainly not high on the list.  Buyer Beware!!  Our Argan Oil is 100% Organic - Cold pressed.  As pure as it can be.  Don't be fooled.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Treat Yourself yo Your Own Homemade Exfoliant

1.     Corn flour scrub. For oily skin

2 Tbs. corn flour
apple juice(enough to create a paste)

Mix ingredients and apply to face. Massage gently in a circular motion. Splash with warm water to remove, then cool water to help close pores.

2. Oatmeal facial scrub. Good for sensitive skin.

1/2 cup uncooked oats (for finer scrub you can blend into powder)
1 Tbs. honey(if you use ground up oats you may want to adjust honey)

Mix ingredients together to form a paste. Massage into face and neck. Let scrub sit on skin for 10-15 minutes before rinsing.

3. Argan oil and sugar scrub. Great for dry skin!

1 tbs. sugar
few drops Argan oil

Blend together both ingredients adding a few drops of oil at a time to form a spreadable paste. Gently massage into skin. Rinse with warm water.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Would You Consider Buying An Organic, Non-Toxic Line of Skin Care?

We are thinking of expanding from just the Argan Oil to a whole line of Organic products.  I am currently doing my research and certainly would like some guidance.  What is most important to you?  It is amazing to me how so many people are willing to jeapodize their health in order to look "beautiful".  They are using toxic injections, skin care full of chemicals that may be dangerous, implants, etc.  We are seeing an increase in pancreatic and liver cancers.  I think it is partly due to all the chemicals we are putting into our bodies.  The pancreas and liver are our body's filter system and it seems to me we are ingesting way too many toxins for them to do their job.  Let me know you thoughts.  Any products we produce would come with Argan Oil -- which I think is the only thing we all need however, it seems more people think they need other things as well.  To that end, we are exploring organic, non-toxic skin care.  So long for now!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I noticed that with the increasing popularity of Argan oil, many companies are claiming its beauty benefits and including it in their products.  While including Argan oil is a good thing, including all the other chemicals and preservatives should be a major concern.  Argan oil in its natural organic state needs nothing else in it.  It has all the major components and vitamins necessary to improve the appearance of your skin, nails and hair. 

Here are some the ingredients included in a major cosmetic line sold on a major shopping network:

[Precious Moroccan Argan Oil Night Cream Skin Balancing Capsules

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8, Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-8, Narcissus Poeticus Flower Wax, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance, BHT.] 

Is this what you want your skin to absorb? 

Also, on another major shopping network, a person who is selling her 100% organic, toxic free line (great idea and one that we are seriously considering ourselves) seems to think Argan oil comes from a plant that grows in the Mojave Desert.  Wrong!!  Argan oil comes from a fruit on a tree that grows only in a certain region in Morocco.  

Of course, we hope that you choose to buy your Argan oil from The Posh Peddler, but if you insist on buying the same high quality Argan oil, but for more money, Josie Maran is a trusted vendor. 

Basically, you should be very careful about using harmful chemical products on your skin and in your hair. They can be more harmful than good and any improvement in appearance is probably transient. Silicone products can suffocate the skin and hair, although you might like the way they make you look. But, in many cases, you can get the same look and appearance simply by using a natural product, like organic Argan oil.  I am merely suggesting that when considering your purchase, you read the label and know what you are really getting. To see a more extensive database go to: Environmental work group’s website. (http:/

 Your comments and questions are always welcome.