Argan oil is one of Morocco’s hallmarks, and no wonder: its properties and benefits are highly appreciated in the world of cosmetics and wellness in general. Therefore, if you want to take advantage of your trip to this country to add an experience related to this product, you have some possibilities within your reach, as we tell you in this post.
A few hints about argan oil in Morocco
The argan, also known as argan tree, is a tree whose scientific name is Argania Spinosa. It is an endemic plant, that is to say, it practically only grows in this country, specifically in the southwest, in the surroundings of Tiznit, Agadir and Essaouira (in an area protected as the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve).
Argan oil is extracted from its fruit, with multiple health properties, which is why it is used as an ingredient in countless cosmetic products around the world. However, the purer the composition of the product (i.e. the more argan oil the formula contains), the greater the results that can be achieved.
Although it can be applied on the hair for its hair benefits, many of the treatments are directed to the skin, since the following positive effects have been observed:
- Moisturizing and nourishing
- Combats dryness and dermatitis
- Works as a remedy against acne
- Slows down the appearance of signs of aging, thanks in part to its ability to improve skin elasticity
How to enjoy argan oil in Morocco
The most premium way to get in touch with argan oil in Morocco is through beauty and wellness treatments in a specialized center in the country. In the city of Agadir, the possibilities are particularly numerous. It is one of Morocco’s major holiday destinations and is located in the heart of the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve.
For this reason, there are spas and wellness spaces that carry this product by flag, as is the case of the Argan Museum: despite its name, it is not a museum as such, but a wellness center where massages are offered with this oil. Argan Palace is another place often frequented by foreign travelers to benefit from massages with this Moroccan product.
The higher category hotels in Agadir also have their own wellness area, both for their own guests and for clients who are not staying there. And in the menu of services, there is usually an ‘oriental’ massage with argan oil, as well as many others such as Arab baths, manicures and other proposals.
The argan oil cooperatives in Morocco deserve special mention. It should be noted that this liquid is largely extracted by traditional methods. And those in charge of this are often women who work in this type of entities to exploit this natural resource and enjoy this job opportunity for the local female population. These cooperatives do not offer wellness experiences, but they do sell products made by the cooperative itself, which is a real guarantee of oil purity and certainty of origin.
In any case, these are just a few ideas. If your trip to Morocco will take you to destinations other than Agadir and its surroundings but you still want to enjoy a wellness experience related to argan oil, do not hesitate to let us know when designing your vacation package with us: we will take care of getting you a premium experience with this product as the protagonist.