Argan Oil is pressed from the fruits of the Argan Tree (ArganiaSpinosa), a tree locally known as the Tree of Life, because it helps to make life possible for many creatures in the semi-arid desert of Southern Morocco. This holy, wild tree, which grows from seven to ten meters high, is considered a real Moroccan miracle due to its extraordinary characteristics and the amazing ability to adapt. It can survive drought and high temperatures up to 50°C. It lives from 150 to 200 years and if it dies, it can revive in seven years.
The beauty secret of Argan oil lies in its unique composition, which has been known to Moroccan women for many years.
Berber women began cultivating Argan Oil pre-modern times, for its healing properties, employing it for a variety of uses from cooking, to topical treatment of skin diseases, to cosmetic uses in the protection of the hair and skin against the harsh, dry, climate of the Moroccan desert. In the 1500’s, the legend of the miraculous Argan Tree and it’s precious oil began to reach Europe, with demand for the exotic oil reaching its historical height in 1867 when it debuted at the International Fair in Paris.