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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

I also bought it and there is no scent/odor


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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

I've been using it for mYbe 2 months and very slight scent.  I'd return the bottle you purchased or exchange it.  Wouldn't touch my skin. 

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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

A big thank you to all who responded -- your posts are greatly appreciated.  I'm looking for my receipt as this bottle is going to be returned. 

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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

I bought the TJ Aragan oil and used it on one hand, and Josie's on the other, to test it out.  After one month, I can't tell any difference at all.  TJ wins again!  Love that store.  I do like Josie whipped aragan oil in vanilla pear, hard to find it anymore.

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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

I have purchased the argan oil from Trader Joes and do not smell anything. I use it and also use it on my dogs belly as he has allergies in the summer and breaks out with a rash, he is also on allergy meds everyday, but this oil calms the rash down and is less expensive than using my Josie Maran on him.

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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

My Argan Oil also has no odor. I plan to pick up another bottle next week when I go to TJ.

 

@RedRedHairif you don't find your receipt, I would still return it.

 

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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

I have been using the TJ's for about 2 months now (give or take) and it has no odor.  Seems to work for me in exactly the same way that Josie Maran's did.

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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

Cold pressing is generally considered to create a lower yield of higher quality than heated extraction methods. This makes cold pressing a valuable selling point. So why are Trader Joe and Josie Maran not putting that sales point on their labels, if it's true?

 

Doesn't make sense to me. 

 

 

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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

Just to make sure I wasn't missing something, I just sniffed my TJ's argan oil and the last of my Josie Maran argan oil and they both have the same scent, which is just very very faint and nothing I could actually name.  Doesn't smell at all bad or anything, though.

 

I'm glad TJ's offers it!

 

Now if they would do a daily argan oil moisturizer with a physical SPF like Josie's at a great price I'd be thrilled!

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Re: Question re: Trader Joe's Argan Oil

Many, many thanks for all the replies.  I suppose I just happened to get an "off" bottle.  The scent is not one that could be considered "natural" but rather an off-putting chemical one.  Also, I know that argan oil has a somewhat thin consistency, but this one runs out of the dropper like water.  Oh well, back to the store it goes.