The History of Argan Oil

Moroccan argan oil (Argania Spinosa L.) is a vegetable oil produced from the almonds of the argan tree that has existed for millions of years. Today this majestic tree grows only on a narrow semi-desert strip between the Atlantic coast of Morocco and the Atlas Mountains.


The history of argan oil has often been confused with the history of Morocco, thus becoming the emblem of the country’s lands. This precious oil has passed through the hands of various peoples; the Phoenicians used it to fuel lamps thanks to the high luminosity released this oil. Later, the Berbers discovered their cosmetic and nutritional virtues and began to integrate them into their rituals of life and beauty.

Over the centuries, the Berber tribes of Morocco admired this oil. Due to its cosmetic properties, argan oil was mainly used as a skin protector against ultra-dry weather. For local communities, argan oil is an essential source of income and food; the oil is delicious and rich in health benefits.

At the beginning of the 21st century, UNESCO recognized the Argan tree as a world heritage site because of its many health benefits and its extensive history. Besides, the argan tree only produces a few kilos of fruit per year, which gives argan oil the title of one of the rarest oils in the world.

When the cosmetics industry discovered the benefits of this oil, most brands began to develop other cosmetic products for which argan oil is the main active ingredient.

Today, argan oil is particularly popular with women who prefer to use natural and organic substances on their skin rather than artificial and potentially dangerous chemicals.

Natural argan oil has spread beyond the borders of Morocco and has aroused worldwide interest for its anti-aging, antioxidant, and rejuvenating properties. It has become an international sensation.


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