Throwback Thursday…this time three years ago, I was in Taroudant, Morocco, on a buying trip for my fair-trade shop with the Berber tribes.

I had the honour of spending the day with a co-operative of women grinding argan nuts for their oil.

Traditionally, the Berber women roast the seeds then grind them into a paste with a small amount of water between a rotary stone quern, shaped like a yoni.

Then they squeeze the paste by hand to extract the oil, feeding the remaining paste to the livestock.

Although cosmetic companies create elaborate blends of ingredients and packaging for their very expensive products, argan oil is best used in its pure state.

I use pure argan oil as my moisturiser and as a hair conditioning treatment.

Not only does it feed my skin and hair with a pure, natural oil packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals, but it helps to support the Berber tribeswomen of Morocco.

With my love and blessings

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