Cold is Gold! Why cold pressed oils are great for your skin

Cold pressed oils are not only good for a healthy heart and your well-being, but they are also a healthier and safer source of nourishment for your skin.


Earlier this week, we wrote on how to fortify your diet by switching from refined oils to cold-pressed alternatives. While the benefits of cold-pressed oils to your heart health and internal well-being are many, these oils can also be a healthier and safer source of nourishment when applied on the skin.

Here, SoulTree explains the cold-pressing technique of oil extraction and takes us through its benefits.

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The making of cold-pressed almond oil.

The making of cold-pressed almond oil.

There are 3 ways of producing oil – one is solvent based which is found in majority of the products that contain oil. This method of extracting tends to be very cost effective since the yield is high but at the same time there are harsh chemical based solvents added that are toxic.

The second way is by physically extracting the oil by pressing with heat i.e. high temperatures are used which damage micro ingredients & fatty acids thus resulting in alteration in the properties of the oil. The step after extraction is refining. At times, refining tends to destroy elements & the wholesomeness. During the refining process, chemicals are added to keep the oil from going rancid so that products have a longer shelf life.

The third way is by pressing and grinding fruit s/seeds with the use of heavy wooden handle (to maintain the low temperatures). Cold press, according to the name, does not heat up the oil laden seeds/ fruits. It is used for delicate oils such as that of olive, peach, almond and apricot. Though once heated, the raw material may yield more oil, the process of heating (more than 90 degrees F) destroys natural amino acids and fats making the oils less suitable and less valuable for use.

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At SoulTree, to keep low temperatures the traditional contraptions called ‘ghani’. Ghani is a long cylindrical chamber made from wood, with a pestle in the centre. Oil seeds are poured in the ghani and are gradually crushed by the rotating pestle till most of the oil comes out through the opening at the base.  Ancient texts prove that the original cold-pressed oil because ghanis do not pre-heat or heat up the oilseeds in the process of crushing or grinding them.

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Of all these oils, organically produced cold-pressed oils are the most precious because of their method of making, nutritional value and health benefits. In cold pressed oils, anti-oxidants, micro-nutrients and fatty acids are present in their pure forms and they should be stored with care as they are more sensitive to heat & light.

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SoulTree uses only cold pressed oils in its range of Natural & Organic products to bring to its customers the best of nature in its purest form.

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The content above was provided by Soultree as a media-marketing initiative and is not subject to The Alternative’s editorial review.

 

 

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SoulTree® is India’s first and the only range of certified natural beauty & personal care products developed by Vedicare Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. The products are crafted from natural origin ingredients, using natural oils and carefully selected Ayurvedic herbs which are grown organically or wild-crafted in the Himalayas. SoulTree products carry the assurance of BDIHseal, the German hallmark for ... more

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SoulTree® is India’s first and the only range of certified natural beauty & personal care products developed by Vedicare Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. The products are crafted from natural origin ingredients, using natural oils and carefully selected Ayurvedic herbs which are grown organically or wild-crafted in the Himalayas. SoulTree products carry the assurance of BDIHseal, the German hallmark for ... more

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