What makes Argan oil so expensive compared to other oils on the market?

Argan oil is sometimes referred to as liquid gold, not only for its amazing benefits but also because it’s so labour intensive to obtain. Our argan oil, in particular, is organic, unrefined and cold-pressed by hand — as close to natural as you can get. We source our argan oil directly from a lovely women's cooperative along the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Women collect the argan tree nuts from the local area and then grind them by hand in the traditional way to extract cosmetic argan oil without the use of solvents or other harmful chemicals. It takes one woman 20 hours to produce only one litre of oil, so this enterprise helps to provide employment for the local women.