My little Argan Oil Giveaway closed at midnight last night so I’d like to thank everyone who has entered, commented and liked.  I’d especially like to thank everyone who tweeted about the Tighanimine Women’s Cooperative who produce the Argan Oil products.

As said before Argan oil is rich in vitamins C and E it’s an excellent natural moisturiser for skin and hair and has also been used for culinary purposes in Morocco for generations.  But the benefits of this organic oil go more than skin deep – production is creating a positive impact and empowering the women in this small region of South West Morocco.

The women of the Tighanimine Fairtrade Argan Oil Cooperative

The women of the Tighanimine Fairtrade Argan Oil Cooperative
Source: www.fairtrade.net

I guess you’d like to know who the winner is?  I’m very pleased to say that Jo from Restless Jo was the name picked out of the proverbial hat.  Actually I made a list of all who qualified to enter, popped them on a spreadsheet, numbered them, sorted them and then asked my Mister to pick a number – he decided on number 8 which matched up with Jo’s name on the list. (He’s still wondering why he had to pick a number!) I am particularly pleased that it went to Jo though because she was one of the very first people to follow my blog when I first dipped my toes into the blogosphere. Congratulations Jo, please get in touch via my contact page and I’ll arrange to get your prize to you.

I’m delighted to tell you that there’s another winner here and that’s the cooperative itself. In my giveaway post I said “Hopefully between us we’ll raise awareness of the Tighanimine Cooperative and help the women market their product”.  Last week I received an e-mail from Afafe, who represents the cooperative, saying that someone from Turkey had seen my blog post and had got in touch with Tighanimine with a view to purchasing their products.  I’m hoping it’s a big fat order and will update you when I know more.  If you tweeted it could well have been your tweet that directed this person to my blog so many thanks and please keep tweeting – you’ll be helping the women help themselves, their families and the village too.

Please keep up the tweets:

Inspirational – The Tighanimine Women’s Fairtrade Argan Oil Cooperative http://wp.me/p1tbVN-15f #arganoil #tighanimine #fairtrade

Henna Hands

Tighanamine village girl with Henna hands