* All of our oils are cold-pressed (see details below), produced to ecological standards and are free from agri-chemicals.
Oils are rich in vitamins and minerals and are of incredible benefit to the skin.
Each oil offers different properties and the choice depends on the therapeutic benefit being sought. They can be used for moisturising, protecting and soothing the skin, wound healing and maintaining skin elasticity. Carrier oils keep skin and hair soft, lustrous and smooth. They are also used in massage as carriers of essential oils, facilitating their safe dilution and absorption into the skin.
They can also be used as a base for natural soaps, creams and lotions.
Cold pressed oils are generally superior quality oils.
The term cold pressed states that the oil is produced by pressing without supplying extra heat. Thy are neither refined with chemicals or solvents, nor deodorized with steam. It is not an indication of the temperature used in the process, for example, seed oils are extracted at an average temperature of 37°C.
The freshly pressed oils are collected in stainless steel tanks and then pumped through filters, which extract the remaining seed sediment. The oil is then transferred to chilled oil stores and protected from natural light.
To achieve the highest quality virginm cold pressed oil, vegetable matter should only be pressed once, so the highest level of the naturally occurring essential fatty acids is retained. For nutritional oils such as Flax Seed oil, this process produces a premium oil, high in Omega 3 with a smooth rich taste. For personal care oils, it produces high quality oils, rich in natural antioxidants, including Vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
Cold pressed oils have a limited shelf life and should not be exposed to high temperature.