The Art of Argan Oil Extraction
The journey of Argan Oil begins with the harvesting of Argan Tree fruits. Indigenous to Morocco, these small, round fruits contain a nut with kernels that hold the key to the oil’s richness.
Cracking the Nut
Extracting Argan Oil involves a meticulous process of cracking the hard nut to reveal the small, almond-shaped kernels within. Traditionally, this step is carried out by skilled artisans using traditional tools, emphasizing the manual nature of the process.
Grinding and Roasting
After the kernels are obtained, they are either roasted or left raw, depending on the desired outcome. Roasting gives the oil a distinct, nutty aroma. The next step involves grinding the kernels, traditionally using a stone mill, to create a paste.
The ground paste undergoes pressing to extract the oil. This can be done using mechanical presses or manually, with the latter being a time-honored method that preserves the oil’s purity and nutritional content.
To refine the extracted oil, it undergoes a filtration process to remove any remaining impurities. This step contributes to the oil’s clarity and enhances its shelf life.
- Cold-Press Method
For those seeking the highest quality, cold-press extraction is preferred. This method involves pressing the kernels at low temperatures, ensuring that the oil retains its natural properties and remains unaltered by heat.
- Bottling of Liquid Gold
Finally, pure Argan Oil is ready to be bottled and introduced to the world. Rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins, Argan Oil becomes a versatile elixir used in SkinCare, HairCare and NailCare.