Thank you for visiting my blog.
I’m Elena, the writer, photographer and designer behind this blog.
The primary mission of OilYit is to help you weed through all of the misleading information about Argan oil spread around the internet. This topic came of interest to me, while traveling through Morocco. There, I was able develop a passion for its purity, how its made, and its many uses.
story behind the blog:
My story began in Morocco While visiting Agadir, I went to Souk El Had, one of the best markets in the country and during that visit, I met a lovely Berber woman. I was fascinated while watching her use grindstones to prepare traditional Argan Oil.
I had never seen anything like it! Curious, I wanted to compare her oil to what I had earlier bought at Marrakesh at Jemaa el-Fnaa, another famous market. I was shocked and disappointment to hear that what I had bought was fake.
According to my host and others at the market, the product I had purchased wasn’t pure. Worst of all, I had been applying it consistently on my skin.
The sad part is that Morocco is famous for its Argan. In fact, all Argan Oil is sourced directly from Morocco, so to be scammed there, of all places, was awful.
After this incident, I decided to launch OilYit: to share all the information I was finding with you and everyone else!
More about me
A proud mother and a loving wife, I find health very important. As mothers do, I want my children to grow up and be healthy. This includes helping them steer towards more natural beauty and care products.
You can usually find me scouring the internet to learn how to make natural beauty products such as face masks, lip balms and face scrubs. I enjoy making things with my hands and that feeling of pride when I know that I made this product myself (and know what is in it!).
DIY health and beauty products are also a family tradition. My parents enjoyed making their own products. If you visited our house back then, you’d see handmade soaps, creams and oil. You’d be hard-pressed to find anything out of an aerosol can. Growing up, it was instilled in me from an early age how much fun it can be to make your own products and how important it is to know what is in that bottle of soap or hand cream you are using.
...I’m trying my best to cut all chemicals from my beauty routine.
This website is a way for me to share some of what I learned on my journey - especially as it pertains to golden oil, which has:
A. Had a transformative effect on my skin, hair.
B. Is often counterfeited due to its relative rarity
I hope you enjoy browsing/reading, If you have a question! Please contact me directly.