Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) June 25, 2008
Argan oil, a natural beauty product traditionally used by Moroccan women, will now be available in America. Known as "liquid gold," argan oil is one of the most exotic, rare, and beneficial oils on the planet. This organic oil is produced exclusively in southwestern Morocco, and has been used by the women of the local Berber tribe for centuries.
Moroccan argan oil is commonly used on the skin but also works wonders for the hair and nails. It is rich in anti-oxidants, fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin F, and absorbs quickly into the skin. Argan oil is a dream come true for the beauty industry.
The production of argan oil is controlled by women's cooperatives in Morocco. Through fair-trade, argan oil provides the Berber women with a dependable source of income, a means of improving their financial independence, and it opens better access to health care and education.
Unfortunately, the argan tree is a victim of its richness as well as urbanization. Its over-exploitation by European cosmetic companies has led to the near extinction of the tree that once spanned across North Africa. In less than one century, more than half of the argan trees have disappeared. The importance of protecting the argan tree has become a key issue for local and international authorities. In 1998, UNESCO classified the argan forest as a biosphere reserve.
Cultural Connections LLC will now be marketing Moroccan argan oil in America. In its tradition of staying "green," Cultural Connections only buys Eco-Cert certified organic argan oil, which guarantees that the oil is produced in an ecologically beneficial way, and their argan oil is available in environmentally safe, recyclable packaging. Cultural Connections will donate a portion of its proceeds to Global Fund for Women- a charitable organization based in San Francisco that helps impoverished and abused women around the world. For more information on purchasing ecologically friendly Moroccan argan oil, visit EdenAllure.com.