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Morocco's rituals: the land of the golden sun
Morocco, country of North Africa, country filled with energy and sun.
Bubbling cities, spirituality, gazelle horns, argan oil: so many wonders that immerse you in a sparkling atmosphere.
Between desert and sea, Morocco is full of a thousand and one rituals that will not leave you indifferent.
The beauty ritual with argan oil
A true gift from nature, argan oil has been used for centuries for its many benefits.
Moroccan women have made it their essential beauty ritual. This product comes from the argan tree, a tree that is found
in southwest Morocco.
The benefits of argan oil are multiple: highly hydrating, antioxidant and regenerative. You can also use it for the body, face and even hair.
The Henna ritual
In Morocco henna is used mainly for body beautification, it can also have a religious connotation.
In this real beauty ritual, henna is used daily and especially during important moments like marriage. It comes from the leaves of henna, lawsonia inermis, which are dried and ground to be made into a paste which is mixed with hot water. Henna is not only used for temporary tattoos, it can also be used for coloring hair or during massage.
The ritual of Green tea
green tea is a real institution in Morocco, it is offered and tasted as a sign of hospitality.
It is ideal at the end of a meal but can also be drunk throughout the day. Traditionally, mint tea is prepared in a typical Moroccan teapot, and is served from very high which allows it to oxygenate and reveal all its aromas. Green tea also has properties for the skin:
reduces wrinkles and scars, gives a natural glow to the skin.
The origin of the hammam is in the East. It means in Arabic "which spreads the heat" or "hot water".
That's a steam bath at 50 ° C. This bath has virtues for our body : muscle relaxation, cleansing of the skin, elimination of toxins from the body, liberation of the sinuses and nasal passages which thus facilitates breathing and improves sleep.
The ritual of cooking
Cooking in Morocco is generally a family matter, recipes are passed on from generation to generation.
Moroccan dishes often require long hours of cooking, such as tajine and couscous for example. They are simmered and garnished with spices allowing them to taste delicious. To finish a good meal, Moroccan desserts offer many flavors: from gazelle horn to ktéfa (dough made from flour and water scented with orange blossom), or even bechkito (small cookies jam and almonds). Moroccan cuisine is shared, it's a real moment of conviviality!
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