Although the traditional method brings some shock value, the upscaling of Morocco’s argan oil exports for beauty products has removed the more ‘dirty’ aspects of production:
It shows the country’s famous goats, who climb high into argan trees to eat fruit and leaves. Fun fact: As much as 84 percent of the goats’ diet can be fruit and leaves, according to a study in the journal Small Ruminant Research.
The goats then poop out undigestible seeds – which are collected, processed and turned into very expensive cosmetics and food.
At least that’s the traditional method. According to some sources, in response to increased demand for the product, argan oil is mostly manufactured by hand now, in large part by all-female argan oil cooperatives…[FULL STORY]