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Making Argan Oil

Berber Women Still Making Argan Oil in the Traditional Way

By | Argan Oil, Berber Women, Fair Trade Cooperatives, Skin Care Products, Travels to Morocco | One Comment

Berber women in Morocco have been making argan oil for centuries in the same traditional way. They crack the argan nuts that fall from the argan tree to get to the argan kernels. Then they grind and cold-press the argan kernels in this type of stone grinder for the culinary argan oil. Cosmetic grade argan oil is ground in a semi-mechanical cold-pressing machine. Zweena Pure Argan Oil is bought directly from a women’s fair-trade co-op in Morocco that we visit regularly. Even today, the women make it the same way.

They explained that this process preserves the “integrity” of the oil.

No heated machines. All organic and cold-pressed.

Commercial manufacturers of argan oil use heated machines which destroy a lot of the healing properties and nutrients. Cheap argan oil is usually processed with heat and is less effective in moisturizing, softening, protecting and healing the skin, hair and body. It is bought in huge drums and it’s difficult to know how long ago the oil was pressed. Commercial operations typically ship their oil by sea and may take months to arrive. Zweena buys our argan oil in small quantities as soon as it’s pressed and we have it shipped priority air, arriving in 1-2 weeks. It’s super fresh!

 

Hand-Making, Blending & Bottling our Argan Elixirs… with Positive Energy

By | Argan Oil, Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum, Berber Women, The Zweena Story, Zweena News | No Comments

At Zweena Body Care, we believe that positive energy and thoughts can be sent and received. As you may know, we buy our organic Argan Oil direct from women’s cooperatives in Morocco. The Berber women are grateful and happy to be hand-cracking the argan nuts and their energy is transmitted to us. On breaks, they sing and play the drums which energizes the oil even more.

Our argan oil is not machine-made; it’s handmade with love.

At Zweena Body Care we take great care in storing, blending and bottling our elixirs within a peaceful environment.

With strong positive intentions, we hand-blend and bottle our Pure Argan Oil and Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum accompanied by spiritual, uplifting music. We end with the special prayer that states, “May all persons who use Zweena Argan Beauty Elixirs enjoy healthy, beautiful, glowing skin, hair and bodies!” Mother Nature gave us the Argan tree which in turn gives us the argan nut and oil.

Enjoy our beauty elixirs that are brimming with nature’s healing nutrients and positive energy!