Argan Oil is made using the kernels from the Argan tree, which only grows in Southwestern Morocco and is known by the locals as ‘the tree of life’. Despite growing in popularity in recent years, Argan Oil has been commonly used in Morocco for centuries and continues to be cherished by the Moroccans today.
In order to make Argan Oil, Moroccan women collect the fruit that have fallen from the tree and leave them to dry out in the sun – this can sometimes take weeks. Afterwards, the fruity flesh is removed so that just the Argan nut remains. The women then crush these nuts to obtain the kernels, which are then ground to extract the Argan Oil. There is no denying that this is a lengthy process, but worthwhile thanks to the countless benefits this miracle oil offers.