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Meet the Mother of the Argan Oil Revolution in Morocco! Watch Zoubida Charrouf’s Feature on CNN’s African Voices



Proper hair and beauty enthusiasts are aware of the delightful goodness of Argan oil. What you may not have known is that the Argan seeds, from which the oil is extracted, come from Morocco.

On the latest edition of CNN‘s African Voices, Errol Barnett sits with Zoubida Charrouf… the ‘Mother of the Argan Oil revolution’ in Morocco. She talks about her research and the work being done to push Argan oil to the world. She shares her dreams for the industry and her plans for the women who do the work of converting those seeds into the golden goodness that gives us glowing skin.

Check it out!
Part I

Part II

Part III


  1. @edDREAMZ

    March 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Lovely, she is really an innovator….

  2. Anon

    March 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Wow! God bless her. I use Organ oil and has done wonders for my scalp and hair 🙂

    • xoxo

      March 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Afi Organ.

  3. MOYO

    March 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    where can I get the Argan oil, I certainly need it for myself and my daughters

  4. Iris

    March 13, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I just started using Argan oil for my hair. It’s bloody expensive so I hope it works. My main worry with things like this is that some large company may come in and put a patent on the oil so the women can no longer make their own oil and bottle it.


      December 7, 2014 at 12:03 am


      Fortunately (for all of us) this is not possible 🙂 – i.e. them putting a patent on it.


  5. some-fun

    March 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    please where can i get argan oil to buy in nigeria

    • Singer

      March 13, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Hi @some-fun, there is this really nice hair product site online I am sure you’ll be able to get it from there.

    • anon

      March 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm

  6. pynk

    March 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I watched her. And I continue to think about how much harder women in previous generations such as hers made a difference and kept it going despite harder times. God bless her and may she continue to see her work change many lives and empower women.

  7. mimi

    March 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Argan Oil*

  8. truetalk

    March 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    women are the backbone of society, empower women and we can change the world…educating and equipping women is the key to a better sustainable world …keep up the good work!

  9. miss_nk

    March 13, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    argan oil is a miracle. I use it on my hair and mix it with other things (i.e. shea butter, coconut oil and bio oil) for my skin. It does wonders. It’s cheaper if you buy it from those ethnic hair shops than in large departmental stores or pharmacies

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