The Moroccan gold of the Berbers – “My parents are both from Morocco and came to Germany as guest workers in the 1960s. As a wholesale and foreign trade merchant for a renowned German tile company, I was responsible for the Moroccan market for many years. That’s how I got to know the Berbers and their Moroccan gold, argan oil. The argan is the ‘tree of life’ for the Berber families. The wood of the plant, which can be up to 400 years old, serves them as building material. The leaves are fed to their animals and the argan oil is used by Berber women as food, remedy and cosmetic (used as skin oil, hair oil, nail oil). I quickly discovered, however, that this liquid treasure is available both in Morocco and in Germany almost exclusively in stretched form. My idea to produce 100% pure argan oil
was born!” Aziz Ouchen, Managing Director DA Moroccan Gold
Production of the argan oil
We employ forty workers who produce pure argan oil from the almonds of the fruit in Morocco according to the traditional method of the Berber women. The argan fruit contains up to three hazelnut-sized seeds. Each of these seeds hides a small almond. From them, the argan oil is extracted. The argan fruits are picked up by hand by the Berbers after they fall ripe from the trees. Then they need to be dried for some time,
before the pericarp can be removed and the nut exposed. If you now break them open, you get the almond kernels of the argan fruit. These are now ground in stone mills and kneaded with water until the argan oil runs out. These centuries-old knowledge and practices were recognized by UNESCO in 2014 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. For one liter of pure argan oil, the Berber women have to harvest about 40 kg of fruit. This is equivalent to the amount of one argan tree.
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SUSTAINABILITY is very important to us
The products from D&A Moroccan Gold are packed in extra small boxes adapted to the contents. This means we can dispense with waste-producing filling material, protect the environment and also ensure efficient transport management for our delivery staff.
To ensure that the argan oil actually reaches the customer absolutely pure and undiluted, we take care of the complete supply chain of our product: Starting with the purchase of the argan kernels to the storage, the production of the oil, the bottling and the transport to Germany, everything is subject to our strict monitoring. This is the only way we can assure our customers of the purity of our argan oil with a money-back guarantee!
Expansion of the hair oil series
In the future, in addition to pure argan oil, there will also be a shampoo as well as a hair conditioner with argan oil. Both are currently still under development. We are working flat out to make both care products in our hair oil series free of both silicone and
produce paraben and sulfate.