The Cold-Press Process

Extracting oil through cold-pressing involves crushing the seed or nut and forcing out the oil. Presses come in a range of sizes, from small sizes for home use to huge commercial presses. The seeds are dropped inside a cylinder that contains a rotating screw. This screw grinds and crushes the seeds until the oil is extracted. Small holes in the bottom of the cylinder allow the oil to escape into a collection container. Although some heat is generated through friction as the screw breaks down the seeds, it’s usually not enough heat to damage the oil.

The Hot-Press Process

Some presses use heat to advance the oil extraction process. Electric heaters can be attached to the press cylinder; as the seeds inside the cylinder heat up, they become softer and break down more easily. Although this method tends to generate higher quantities of oil, the heat can reduce the flavor, aroma and nutritional content of the oil.

Born Free Organic uses only the freshest rawest cold-pressed oils available on the market. We want you to have the best there is and the most nutritional and fragrant oils for healthy, loving skin. We believe in sustainable resources and never use filler ingredients like palm oil.