Once collected, the nuts are cracked by hand and seeds are grinded to obtain this organic oil. Natives need around 15 hours hand-work to obtain 1L of organic oil. Quality differs depending on weather, water, land where the tree grows and extraction methodology. Argan oil extraction is completely artisan. Seeds are grinded on a big stone using a stone mortar. The result is an oily dough from which they obtain this organic oil. Cosmetic oil comes from grinded raw seeds. The result being a dough, to which small amounts of water is added to separate the oil from the rest. The remanent is used to produce soaps, peels, facial masks, and other beauty products.