Thursday, 24 October 2013


I remember the first time I tried 'Argan oil'. I bought a bottle of , lets call it...Dirty-Stinking-Liars Argan Oil and raved about it to friends, on twitter, in my old blog... to anyone that would listen.

Through my online ramblings, I was introduced to (back then) new brand Mira's Hand, in particular their 100% Pure Argan Oil. I was due to restock so I ordered a bottle from Mira's Hand.

100% Pure Moroccan Organic Argan Oil $39.90 (use code "Hankette" to get 15% off)

  The first thing I did was read the bottle. Ingredients: 100% pure Argan oil. 'Hmm, cool' I thought.
I picked up the almost empty bottle of Dirty-Stinking-Liars Argan Oil I was using to check the ingredients on that! I nearly died when I saw a list of ingredients I didnt even know how to pronounce (Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Yellow 11 (CI 47000), Red 17 (CI 26100)

So when I have been raving about Argan Oil - it seems I haven't actually been using much Argan Oil at all.
I spoke with Jamila from Mira's Hand and she said that some brands use as little as 4% Argan Oil in their ingredients. I try to use as many natural products as I can - so to think I was using all that crap on my hair, AND FACE, really pissed me off!!!

As soon as I opened the bottle and poured a bit of Mira's Hand Argan Oil into my hand I could immediately see the difference.
To start with - the bottle only allows for a few sparce drops at a time... which trust me, is all you need. It wasn't nearly as oily or greasy as the concoction I had been using. It didn't have such a fragant scent too it (which is obviously because it hasn't an additional 'perfume' added to it). And it just seemed to soak into my skin and hair a lot quicker.

If you are using any kind or Argan or Moroccan oil, please please plesae please make sure you are using 100% pure Argan oil. Otherwise you may as well be using a mixture of cooking oils, perfume & chemicals on your hair. It's simple - check the ingredients - it should be one thing only listed - ARGAN OIL.
All the hype about the benefits of Argan Oil only apply to products that are 100% pure Argan oil. So the benefits of argan oil don't apply to companies who make Argan/Moroccan oil product with anything other than Argan oil.  

Mira's Hand 100% Pure Argan oil is the only product I have found that is just that, 100% PURE ARGAN OIL.

And now one lucky reader can try it for themselves; I am giving away 1 bottle of Mira's Hand 100% Pure Argan oil. All you have to do is comment on this blog post. Easy!
This competition is also running on Twitter and Instagram (see @hanketteblog on both to enter there as well).
Competition closes Thursday 31st October 11:59pm AEST. Austrailan residents only.

You can also get 20% off any product from Mira's Hand by using the discount code "Hankette"... perfect to spoil yourself or get started on your Christmas shopping.

Disclosure: I purchase this product with my own money, although I was gifted an extra bottle to giveaway to my readers. This has not influenced my opinion in any way, shape or form. For more information, please refer to my disclosure policy

UPDATE - COMPETITION CLOSED. The winner of this giveaway has been chosen. More details here


  1. Oh bummer, I did the same thing with something years ago ... was it lanolin? and realised it had a fraction of the product I was actually wanting, and a whole pile of perfumes and extras.
    Glad you have found a wonderful Argan oil product now.

  2. Oh I'm so glad I found this in time. I would LOVE to try argan oil. It's been raved about here there and everywhere and I want to know what all the fuss is about! I always read the ingredients label of products I buy, but there are so many different things written there that it's hard to know what is what!

  3. Im a total newbie to skin care products so this would be nice to try!

  4. I love Argan oil! I use that same one as a hair treatment about every 3 weeks. I apply it on the tips only, about 2 drops. It works wonders! Find More