Natural products used in Morocco

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These are some of the most well known natural products used in cosmetics in the traditional culture of Morocco.

Black Soap

It is 100% natural product which helps soften the skin.

How to use black soap in the bathroom: Apply soap over wet body, and immerse yourself in a bath for 15 minutes. Then vigorously rub your body with the kassa glove. Rinse with warm water.
How to use black soap in the shower: Pour hot water over your body to soften your skin and open the pores, and rub yourself with soap for 2-3 minutes. Rinse and scrub vigorously with a kassa glove. Rinse with warm water.

For the face: Apply on you face avoiding your eyes. Leave for a few minutes and then start to scrub. Dry and discover a velvet skin and a radiant complexion.

Argan oil

Face: It moisturizes, softens the skin, protects against dryness, reduces the formation of cracks caused by cold and atmospheric agents, and prevents the appearance of wrinkles. Morocco Argan Oil helps with the disappearance of traces left by acne; it also restores elasticity to tired skin.

Hair: It nourishes the scalp, gives brilliance to brittle hair and restores suppleness to dry hair.
Nails: Argan nourishes and strengthens soft and fragile nails. For beautiful nails add a little lemon juice in your argan oil.

Body: Combined with other elements (rich in collagen and elastin), this oil is used to fight against cellulite and stretch marks; it can strengthen the tissues and soften the skin.
Massages: The Cosmetic Argan oil is used as massage. This oil can be combined with other essential oils. Massage performed after a sauna session moisturizes and regenerates the skin.


It is a clay, which means a loam, taken from Atlas, a mountain range that stretches from Morocco to Tunisia. In the raw state, it is sold as powder or tablets. Treated, we clean it and we add to it various dried flowers for perfume. Once mixed with water, it turns into a kind of slush which may surprise when used for the first time. Ghassoul is naturally soapy foam when mixed with water. It cleans the skin as well as hair and absorbs excess sebum smoothly. It can therefore be used as a natural shampoo or as a purifying mask. It is deemed effective for treating minor skin problems if applied once a week.


Henna is miraculous for thousands of years. In addition to its coloring properties, this plant has many benefits for the skin, hair as well as nails. Henna is distinguished in two forms: the colored Henna (natural) and neutral henna. Colored Henna is mainly used, as its name suggests, to color hair and tattoos of hands / feet. Neutral henna does not stain, and like colored henna, it has healing and invigorating properties.

For hair: Henna can be used both to color and care for the hair. Indeed, it does not damage the hair, but protects and strengthens the scalp. Neutral henna is also a solution against lice or dandruff.
On the hands (fingernails), feet, or skin in general, henna (mixed with natural oils) is a natural antifungal and helps to fight against fungal infections and other skin problems (acne, psoriasis).

Rose water

Around the world, the rose is the symbol of the love of beauty. This flower is the most fragrant, most romantic and most captivating. It is used to extract the essence and to make the famous rose water known for its soothing properties. These small fragrant roses are used in many beauty recipes by oriental women.