Argan oil/Production Argan oil

There is a long journey between picking a ripe argan fruit and the argan oil you use to care for your body. The argan tree only grows in the south of Morocco, and is produced exclusively by the Berber tribes in the vicinity of the argan tree plantations.


30 KILO NUTS = 1 LITER ARGAN OIL

Each season an argan tree produces approximately 30 kilos of argan fruits (good for almost a liter of argan oil), these are collected by Berber women and the skin of the fruit is removed. This is done by hitting the hard fruits with a stone.

The fruit contains 3 kernels, which are packed with argan oil. A stone hand mill is used to press the oil from the argan kernels. After grinding, the substance is mixed with water and kneaded. By kneading the oil separates from the pulp and by squeezing this doughy substance the pure argan oil left over.

ARGAN OIL COLD PRESSED

Nowadays, argan oil is increasingly pressed mechanically, because this process is faster and improves the shelf life of argan oil. It is important that no solvent or heat is used during mechanical pressing.

The latter certainly does not happen with our argan oil. It is cold pressed so that as few nutrients as possible are lost. This does mean that more argan kernels are needed to obtain the same amount of argan oil, which partly explains the higher price of argan oil.

MOROCCAN COOPERATIVES: BY AND FOR BERBER WOMEN

For centuries, the production of argan oil has been carried out and managed by Berber tribes. Nowadays, argan oil is increasingly produced by cooperatives of Berber women. Together they ensure the sustainable use and conservation of the argan trees.

In addition, these Moroccan cooperatives are very useful for the economic and social status of the women in the argan orchards. About a thousand women in Morocco can now support their families through cooperatives.

ARGAN OIL IS MORE AND MORE USED IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS!

Argan oil is popular for use for cosmetic purposes and can be massaged in its pure form to support healthy and supple skin. But Moroccan argan oil is also often used as a base argan soap, argan shampoo and scrub soap with argan oil , facial creams and lotions. Due to its balanced composition, argan oil can be mixed well without losing its properties.

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Organic Argan oil - 100 ml
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