Six years ago I had a friend ask me to bring argan oil from my vacation in Morocco.
Little did I imagine that I now already have a lot of people asking me to provide them with the purest oil of my dad’s home town.
My first encounter with argan oil during my vacations in the Berber village Timkiti, Morocco, where the women use the oil during their daily lives.
The women gather and reap argan nuts every single day, and then break the nuts and extract oil from the kernel of the nut.
The pure oil that nature gives them, is used for the care of skin and hair, even in the kitchen for preparation of their food.
Meanwhile, I work with the local women’s association of the Berber village through our association Imazighen.
The pure by-hand produced oil is sent on a regular basis towards Mol.
I prefer a straight tap of the oil from this woman cooperative.
Imazighen is an NGO for the support of three Berber villages in southern Morocco.
I make sure I have strong, friendly ties with the local community of women, so that I can ensure the quality of the oil, have a view on the investments the women conduct with their earned profits and I also have a direct impact on the well-being of the community as a whole.