Natural, Pure, Traditional The Moroccan Way
I am so happy you have sought to learn more about Zakia's Morocco. We set up this business in 2009 with the desire to introduce the amazing beauty products from Morocco. The interest and reception has been greater than our wildest dreams. We all want natural and when ever possible organic products for ourselves and our families. Regardless if it is food or beauty products it just makes sense.
My native country of Morocco is well known for the art of the Hammam and Oriental beauty treatments. The premise is simple - bath in a hot and steamy environment. Wash with natural soap without harsh chemicals or additives. Exfoliate and moisturize. There is really nothing better for your skin, hair and overall well being.
We are a privately owned and managed, family run business with operations in Morocco, France and the United States. We are majority owned by women. We created this business after many discussions with friends, colleagues, family and others all of whom have one thing in common. We are all looking for products of superior quality, that are safe to use, safe for the environment and even provide social benefits.
Just one of these benefits is the now famous Moroccan Argan Oil. Now considered nature's anti-aging skin product, Argan Oil has been known by Moroccans for hundreds of years. Indeed, it is so versatile it can be used for skin, hair, nails and even a delicious culinary delight. Interestingly, Argan Oil is produced almost solely by women's cooperatives in Morocco and when purchasing this product you are directly assisting with the empowerment of local women groups. The region is also protected under UNESCO as the Argan forest is slowly shrinking with the encroachment of the desert and other environmental stresses. The trees are considered endangered and thus efforts are being taken to stave off the destruction of these ancient tree. Visit our Argan Oil Properties page where we reference Wikipedia's extensive description of the history of this fascinating and ancient tree.
Argan oil is expensive as most of the production process consists of women manually grinding the nuts into an oily paste and then extracting the oil. This is a slow and time consuming process that the Berber women do by hand and in small groups. The selling of the product is coordinated by the cooperatives and sold through local markets.
We are extremely proud of our employees who work tirelessly to ensure that our customers receive the very best advice and service. This is our mantra. We know that there are many other on-line and retail stores from which to buy products. However, we firmly believe that no one provides better or more helpful service. We are confident that you will think so too.
By supporting Zakia's Morocco, you are helping empower women, protecting the Argan forest, while preserving your wellness.
We hope you enjoy Zakia's Morocco.
Many of you have asked me the significance of the Arabic Calligraphy above. In fact, this is my name, Zakia.