In Morocco, it is sometimes possible to see goats with eyes turned up at the sky. On the road between Marrakech and Essaouira, the goats populate the argan trees and are sometimes more than a dozen on the same tree. An argan fruit is firm, has a thick peel, and contains a bitter fleshy pulp around an almond-shaped nut that resembles a dried olive. Goats climb to taste this kind of bitter withered olive representing more than 84% of their diet.
According to tradition, argan nuts are harvested in the droppings of goats which swallow the fruits in their entirety; however, the kernels pass through their intestines, which make them easier to crack. After harvesting, argan nuts must be opened by hand to extract a precious one of the most highly sought after culinary and cosmetic liquids in the world. Argan nuts contain anywhere from one to three oil-rich kernels. These kernels are then roasted, ground, mashed or cold-pressed to produce argan oil. An oil whose price is explained by the fact that it takes not less than 30 kg of agan nuts and 8 to 10 hours of work to manufacture a liter of oil. In this respect, a visit to the Taïmatine cooperative near Taroudant is essential. A cooperative where the argan nuts are crushed by the women of the surrounding villages and which ensures a more than friendly reception to the visitors. A cooperative visit allows to understand than the argan oil has become a booming business that has bettered the prospects of many rural Moroccan families, both economically and educationally.
In doing a little research we understand that this oil is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and in active ingredients all more powerful than each other.
• Rich in antioxidants, Argan oil is a very good natural anti-aging. In fact, I can hardly claim to know about cosmetics but apparently a cold pressed Argan oil is perfect for maximum flexibility and hydration of the face and body.
• An oil with healing and regenerative virtues recognized. So, do not hesitate to test this oil on your dry skin, eczema, chapped skin, burns, stretch marks and other skin condition of the epidermis and dermis.
• Argan oil is supposedly formidable against acne. If you belong to the population who are battling with acne, then don’t worry. Help is on the way. In fact, you can use argan oil for acne and even stop or minimize acne breakouts in the future.
• Argan oil also protects the hair. And because the goats and the work of all these Moroccan women are worth it why not a few drops of oil to mix with her shampoo.
• Finally, in addition to be an excellent antioxidant, Argan oil has anticoagulants virtues that make it a product used for centuries to prevent cardiovascular disease
In summary, argan oil moisturizes, nourish and regenerate skin, helps soothe irritations, accelerate healing skin allows healthy stem cells to multiply in large numbers. A 100% natural product with a set of virtues to give you the desire to meet the goats in the thorny twigs of the trees, at worst we will use a little Argan oil to heal better.
Concerning expensive products around the world that pass through the digestive systems of animals, next time, I will tell you story about the Black Ivory Coffee. Among one of the most expensive cups of coffee in the world and it’s made from beans that have been handpicked from the dung of elephants in the Golden Triangle area of Thailand.