In the medina of Marrakech one of the most numerous places is the business of health food that will offer you the opportunity to buy every imaginable spice and some of the most characteristic cosmetic products. Anti wrinkle creams, kohl (black powder for eye makeup worn by women in Arab countries), ginseng, ointments for skin problems, henna, cantharides (the "Moroccan Viagra"), natural lip balm, fliu (menthol), Ghassul (clay for skin and hair), musk, henna, perfumes ... As for the spices: saffron, curry, cinnamon, cumin, paprika, turmeric, black pepper, felfa soudaniya (similar to cayenne pepper) paprika, or ginger. They also sell many types of tea. Here you will have to haggle.
Spent well over £40 on products to find out it's cooking oil and pink petroleum jelly... after buying the products I got given some morrocon tea with a hint of spice to only realise it was herbel viagra! Once a sale has been made the guide gets 10% of the profit! Totally disgusted.
Everybody seems to be in it for the money and totally not genuine.
Bijoux is a Berber tent workshop which is in Marrakechs medina where they sell jewelry for both retail and wholesale. The owner is a manufacturer and will offer good prices if you take large quantities. They have all kinds of silver jewelry but also in other materials, one of the most abundant is the resin dyed with spectacular necklaces that are made of huge colored balls. They have very easonable prices.
Arabic sweets are almost an institution in Marrakech, and a visit to the city without having tasted them is almost impossible. Any occasion is good for munching on these delicious treats: accompanying a mint tea, for dessert after lunch ... you can find these sweets in any restaurant, as well as at many stalls and in bakeries.
There is a lot of variety, but some of the most famous are: The ktéfa, the "kaab the ghzal" (horned gazelle), the honey and almonds briuate, the griuch, the halua rhifa (cone-shaped), the ghoriba with almonds or sesame seeds, the bech-kito, the mhanncha, and the shebbaika (typical of Ramadan).
On our tour of the souks of Marrakech, one of the stores we encountered on our journey was the Palace of Mirrors Artisan or artisanal le Palais des miroirs, which was located in one of the central streets of the souk. The shop consists of ground floor and first floor, to get in you have to climb a ladde. On the first floor it had the largest number of articles which were all handmade and it looks like hard work, also the owner explained that he sent his products to different countries. In this store you can buy all kinds of mirrors, but the most widely made was a door that mimicked the Arabic ones although personally I liked most a cabinet that had a mirror inside. Besides this they also sell lamps mirrors, boxes, teapots, ashtrays, vases, etc. and all of the items made by hand.