Take 2 – There is no Such Thing as Cold Pressed Oil

Short and to the point…

FACTS:

• Oil is, by its’ very nature, more fluid when it is warm.

• Organic production requires that no solvents are used, the oil is “mechanically” pressed. No chemicals are used to extract the oil.

• Most organic oil is produced by an expeller press:

            An expeller press or “screw press,” is a machine that presses seeds and nuts through a cavity and uses intense friction and pressure to extract oil. During this process, there isn’t any added heat but since the seeds are pressed using friction, heat is created (around 140-210˚ F).”

• Conventional oil is produced by this method and then is further treated using a petroleum-based solvent to extract the last 10 to 20% of the oil. This practice is prohibited for use with organic oils.