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Argan Oil

For several decades, Argan oil has played a significant role as a personal care and culinary ingredient among the Berbers, also known as the Amazigh people, who are an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa.

Traditionally, Berber women prepare Argan oil primarily in the Southwest regions of Morocco, including Essaouira, Agadir, and their surroundings, where Argan trees grow.

During the 1990s, many scientific studies were conducted to illustrate the benefits of Argan oil, which propelled its popularity into the spotlight of the global cosmetics and culinary corporations. At this time, Argan oil cooperatives, primarily formed by women from the southern region, were created to automate the production process and provide women in the area with a decent living.

Traditional Argan Oil Production

For many years, Argan oil has been and continues to be produced using a traditional process. This process can be described as follows: firstly, the fruits are collected from the Argan forest. Next, the fruit is peeled by hand after the drying period to obtain the Argan nuts. The nuts are then cracked by hand to extract the kernels, which are subsequently roasted. The kernels are ground using a traditional Argan millstone, as seen in the image, and then hand-malaxed to extract the oil.

It is worth noting that there is a fundamental distinction between edible and cosmetic Argan oil. Cosmetic Argan oil is extracted from unroasted kernels, while cold-pressed roasted kernels are used to make edible Argan oil. This distinction is visible because cosmetic Argan oil is more transparent and lighter in color, with a light gold hue, than culinary Argan oil, which is darker and browner.

Cosmetic Argan Oil Today

Over the years, the production of cosmetic Argan oil has undergone significant advancements with the incorporation of innovative mechanical techniques to improve its quality. At present, the oil is treated by qualified and verified laboratories to ensure that it meets the highest standards for purity and potency. The oil is then integrated into various skincare and haircare products to harness its maximum benefits.

Here at ArganPearl, we prioritize quality above all else and work exclusively with quality-certified laboratories to ensure that our products meet and exceed industry standards.

Argan tree , the tree of life

Goats & Argan Tree

The unique phenomenon of goats climbing the Argan tree is a fascinating sight that has captivated the attention of many travelers to Morocco. Despite its peculiar nature, the phenomenon is entirely natural, as the Argan tree produces small flowers and nuts that contain oil-rich seeds that are highly attractive to goats. This allows the animals to climb the tree with remarkable agility and extract the seeds from the branches.

The phenomenon not only offers a spectacular sight but also plays a crucial role in the natural propagation of the Argan tree, as the goats help distribute the seeds throughout the region.

Overall, the climbing goats of the Argan tree serve as a natural reminder of the deep interconnectivity between animals and nature.