From Arghandab in Afghanistan, these magnificent, fairly traded, all natural face and body oils begin their long journey from the gathering of fruits, nuts and herbs through the ancient method of hand pressing oils. Arghand resulted from the efforts of villagers in Arghandab looking for a way to add value to their fruit crops and herbs to supplement their limited incomes after the devastation of war and drought. Their ingenuity created these amazing naturally fragrant oils. A cooperative, the assets and revenues are the property of those who contribute their efforts. The long term goal of Arghand is to free southern Afghanistan from dependence on opium poppy production and its corrupt hold on the economy. By encouraging local agriculture, paying farmers fair prices, and assisting with training and equipment, Arghand offers local villagers a hopeful future. These pure, nutrient rich oils are filled with simple, exotic ingredients like pomegranate, almond and pistachio oils that are wonderful for your skin, restoring suppleness and radiance. Preserved in violet glass bottles, Arghand face and body oils are a pleasure to use, and make a most delightful and welcome gift.
Desert Fields: Wild pistachio oil, apricot kernel oil, pomegranate seed oil, essential oil of Artemisia Persica
Amandine: Apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, wild almond oil, pomegranate seed oil, almond extract