Maison D'argan is the home of ethically sourced & organic pure Moroccan Argan oil.

We produce 100% pure, organic and ethical argan oil direct from the Berber villages of Morocco. By working directly with local communities in Morocco, we empower Berber women to become breadwinners for their families by producing the prized liquid gold we call Argan Oil.

Ethically Sourced · Organic · حلال Halal · Cruelty Free

Maison D'argan Pure Argan Oil for hair face body Argan oil

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Maison D'argan Argan Oil comes directly from the source. By manufacturing with Berber women, we've created an ECOCERT® Organic Certified community business in Morocco. ECOCERT® Inspectors certify that the entire supply chain is organic & test our Argan oil in a lab for it's unique properties. The result - 100% pure Argan Oil for your skin & hair.

Maison D'argan Argan oil Pure Ethically Sourced Berber woman

Ethically Sourced

At the heart of Maison D'argan is a woman. She gets up at the crack of dawn in the villages of Morocco to provide for her children and husband. We believe in Ethical Enterprise: On top of a fair salary, All our women own a share of the community project they work in, with the right to share it's profits.

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Argan seeds are collected by hand, cracked to reveal a hard hazelnut shell, and once more to reveal the beautiful beige Argan nut. It takes 30kg of fruit and about 15 hours of labour to make just one litre of Argan oil. The labour is intensive, but the rewards are great for your hair, face and body.

Maison D'argan was founded by the Ahmed family

The Ahmed family visited Morocco again and again for many years; fascinated by the culture, language and unique agriculture of the North African continent. Argan Oil became a prized souvenir for the family, it's remedy ranging from scars and dry skin to teenage acne.

As the worldwide demand for the scarce cosmetic Argan Oil began to grow; the incentive for unscrupulous suppliers to sell impure variants of the precious Argan Oil also grew.

Motivated to share this slice of Moroccan culture, the family spotted an opportunity to enrich the rest of the world with this rare, precious oil in it's pure form. And so, Maison D'argan was formed with ethics, purity and organic ingredients at the core of it's brand values. Maison D'argan empowers Berber women, who now use their ancestral artisanal handicraft to provide for their children and families. Equally, Maison D'argan now embodies the home of unadulterated, ethically sourced and organic Argan Oil.

A History Of The Berbers

The Berbers are the indigenous people of North Africa, with a history spanning over 4000 years. The name Berber comes from the Romans who labelled the north African tribes ‘barbari’ meaning barbarian in English. The Berbers were spread across communities in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. The Berbers were a diverse population, developing several kingdoms and dynasties with their own languages and traditions between the 2nd and 7th century. The successful conquest of Arab invaders in the 7th century brought together the disparate strands of Berber culture, creating a rich emulsion of north African heritage and Arabic Islamic influence.

Berber History Culture Ancient Old times

The Berbers are notable in the history of North Africa, for their contribution to trans Saharan trade development in the middle ages. Berber merchants and nomads established trading routes between the West African and the Sub-Saharan region. They transported goods from beyond the Sahara desert to the Northern Moroccan cities.

Given the flow of Arab and European migration, from the 16th to 20th century in North Africa, Berber culture and heritage was increasingly diluted and marginalised within North Africa.

Today, the descendants of the Berbers are largely concentrated in the mountains and valleys of Morocco, where most survive from agricultural and pastoral pursuits including weaving, pottery, metalwork, leatherwork and local trade.

Berber Women Atlas Mountains Carpet weaving

Berber history and culture is recognized in Morocco through the Royal Institute Of Amazigh Culture (Amazigh is the native name for ‘Berber’).  In 2011, it was also announced that Tamazight (Berber language) would be recognised as an official language of Morocco.

Maison D’argan works with Berber women co-operatives on the west coast of Morocco. We create jobs and supply fair wages for the Berber women workers. These Berber women are empowered by our partnership to provide for their families. We are currently in the process of setting up a social responsibility initiative to support local schooling within the area.