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What are cold pressed and unrefined oils?
Unrefined and cold pressed are two terms used to describe essential oils.
Cold pressed refers to a method of mechanical extraction where heat is reduced and minimised throughout the batching of raw material, which helps the oil to maintain its depth, constituents and original state.
Often more luxurious they can last far longer, making them a great bathroom cabinet staple.
Unrefined oils use a process of mechanical extraction and screen filtering with no additional refining.
This ensures the finest quality products and helps oils maintain their strong flavours and scents.
As they are in a more natural state these oils are always darker in colour and richer in scent.
Both of these types of oils work better for the skin as they maintain the key properties of the original ingredients, including their vitamin and nutrient content.
This is unlike refined oils, which use high temperatures and can destroy some of the benefits of the ingredients during the extracting and heating processes.
These oils can be used externally or internally depending on what you are trying to achieve, as well as your personal preferences.
These oils can be used topically across the body, helping to rehydrate dry and flaky patches of skin or simply to give you a beautiful, healthy glow.
Of course each oil has its own unique benefits.
Argan oil is great for dry or ageing skin thanks to its high levels of vitamin E and its intensely hydrating capabilities, making it a great hair oil too.
The beautifully fragrant rosehip oil is another skin saviour due its vitamin C and A concentration.
It is often used to treat skin conditions, such as dermatitis, acne and eczema as well as sun damage and a prematurely ageing complexion.
Jojoba oil meanwhile is more of a multi-purpose moisturiser and can be used on all skin types.
It boasts excellent emollient properties and can make a great relaxing aid when added to a warm bath.
You can also seek to obtain the vitamins and nutrients internally by adding the oils to your food and drinks.
A simple way to do this is to drizzle oils such as olive and sesame oil over a seasonal salad or pasta dish, giving your food a tasty dressing.
Cooking with the oils can make them less effective, but using them in cold foods can help ensure you are getting all the great vitamins and nutrients.
You could even use it in desserts, adding a little rosehip oil to a jelly perhaps and then chilling it to help capture the subtle flavours released.
Top with some fresh raspberries and blueberries for a fun, spring-summer snack, which could not only be very tasty, but also crammed full of vitamins and nutrients.
Drizzling a nutty oil in a vegetable-based juice drink can help it feel more filling, while a sweeter oil should help liven up your daily breakfast smoothie.
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- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks