The tree it comes from is quite unique. Goats love its almonds so much that they climb up to eat them, as you can see in this picture.
The oil is obtained by pressing the raw almonds of the Argania Spinosa tree. The oil thus obtained is light coloured and is used on the skin of the entire body, the hair and the nails. This oil is highly prized for its renowned moisturising and antioxidant properties, and has been employed with great success as an active ingredient in both skincare and haircare products.
It is a multipurpose oil, which must be handled with extreme care because it oxidises very easily. It therefore must be kept away from light and heat sources.
Contact for the supply of argan oil was established thanks to the Bottega Solidale di Genova fair-trade organisation, through CTM Altromercato.
Our argan oil comes from Morocco, from the city of Marrakesh.
It is CERTIFIED ORGANIC by ECOCERT.
Gie Targanine is an organization which brings together over 400 women in 9 different cooperatives, all working to process argan oil.
Its objectives are to provide technical assistance to promote, market and sell the products they manufacture, guaranteeing an end market and hence offering the women who are part of these cooperatives a source of income.
Its work contributes to the preservation of the argan tree, whose region was recently declared a Biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
Gie Targanine is an organization with its headquarters in Marrakesh. It brings together several different women’s cooperatives and produces argan oil for CTM Altromercato. It is a rapidly developing organisation.
The first groups to join Targanine were founded in 1996. In 2003, it included four cooperatives and today the consortium consists of 9, with 20 more waiting to finalise agreements to join.
Gie Targanine is therefore a rapidly expanding organisation, whose objectives are to provide technical support and an end market for its partner cooperatives, hence offering the women who belong to them a source of income.
You can recognise argan oil in cosmetic products by looking for the name “Argania spinosa Oil” on the label.
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