Originally Posted by dantech
I have authentic 100% argan oil from Morocco. I got it on my visit there. I saw them as they produced it. If you don't know how it's made, look it up. You'll laugh lol
Most of the argan oil is now produced by berber women who stepped into a humanitary aid program that is set up to give these women some independence, which is not an evidence in Morocco at all. Nothing really much to laugh about imo.
These tiny argan nuts are many times tougher than -say- hazelnuts. They are manually cracked open -one by one- by these women, then processed into oil that mostly finds its way to Switzerland for the cometic industry. Such a shame, argan is probably the healthiest oil ever.
Maroccan shops that look like pharmacies, manned with guys dressed in white, are thé places par excellence where you will by the fakest argan oil ever. Nothing guarantees anyone to have bought real argan oil in Morocco, there's zero regulation.