MATTE IN MOROCCO

Hello! Onyinye here! 

I have just returned from visiting Marrakech in Morocco and I'm desperately itching to return.

The abundance of artisanal artistry i experienced — hand-woven rugs around every turn, mocassins being sold in the markets, beautifully presented Tagines at dinner — spurred so much inspiration in me.

Let's not forget the Skincare inspo - as that was why i was really there. I have heard so much about the beauty secrets of the moroccan women and i went to Morocco to do research and learn from them. 

Argan oil has been an all-around ingredient for Moroccan cuisine for as long as the locals remember and is deemed as a panacea for a variety of skin woes, particularly to Berber women – an ethnic group living and thriving in North Africa. 

I connected with an Argan Oil women's cooperative who were more than pleased to teach me how the argan oil are being extracted from the seeds and packaged. I also got the opportunity to try out the Moroccan version of Black soap which they called "Savon Noir". (basically a french word for black soap)

The Savon Noir was no match for the west african version after we tried it as it didnt lather as much as the west african version.  You can shop our Black soap paste here

Other Tourist sites were not left out as i wanted to explore Marrakech in all its glory! 

 

 

  Marrakech :  The Pink City!

Marrakech: The Pink City!

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  Who doesn't love the icon ,  Yves Saint Laurent ?

Who doesn't love the icon, Yves Saint Laurent?

  This exhibition was a must-see for me as i absolutely adore Yves Saint Laurent and was grateful to his estate for curating all his work.

This exhibition was a must-see for me as i absolutely adore Yves Saint Laurent and was grateful to his estate for curating all his work.

  Happy Women = Good argan oil.

Happy Women = Good argan oil.

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  Jardin Majorelle.

Jardin Majorelle.

Onyinye Obi