Cold pressed oils are the latest rage in the beauty industry.
Everyone’s talking about cold pressed oils – it’s on the labels of oil bottles and in the ingredient list fo many beauty products. What are they? And are they worth it? Cold pressed oils are produced by maintaining low heat and grinding the raw product naturally. Many types of fruits, seeds, and vegetables can be used to make it, but not all cooking oils go through this process. As heat is introduced to the process of making oil, it degrades their flavour, nutritional value and colour as well. Cold pressed oils are generally deeper in colour and may not even look as refined as ‘refined’ oils do. The key process for any cold pressed oil is to extract the oils without letting it reach a temperature higher than 230 degree Celsius. (This is how you can nourish your hair with aromatherapy)
Cold pressed oils are handmade and are really useful for massages.
Why should you try it?
This means that the oil has been extracted by hand without heat, which retains the highest nutrient content in the oil. It is also believed that cold pressed oils have a superior flavour in terms of the vitamins it contains. They’re much preferred at spas and salons all over the world.(Should you get a hair spa? Read all about it here.)
Cold press oils are extracted using natural equipment, even using hands. They might be a little expensive but the price is worth it. These oils give a new glow, revitalize the skin and penetrate deep inside the pores than usual oils do. Cold pressed oils are sometimes a little sticky, which is another reason they’re known to get absorbed by the skin faster. Cold pressed oils are best used for massages, as the aroma of the oils is higher than heat pressed oils, which makes it a pleasant experience. They’re best used for spa and aroma therapies.(Have you ever tried washing your face with soda?)
What are the best cold pressed oils?
There are plenty of them available in the market, but we at Fashion101.in love the coconut cold pressed oil from Forest Essentials, Citronella essential oil from Kama Ayurveda grown from plants and herbs in Assam and Olive Oil from Soulflower.