We set the highest quality standards for our products, our suppliers and the processing of the raw materials. Only then we can guarantee the highest possible quality of our products. There are various methods for processing the raw materials:
After production, natural oils are only filtered. Natural oils are not refined and therefore contain all the substances from the seed. They have a higher content of fat-accompanying substances – the unsaponifable matter. These are partly visible as cloudy matter setting at the bottom of the oil jar. Our natural oils are cold-pressed or CO2-extracted.
Cold Pressed Oils
The term “cold pressed” states that the oil is extracted through pressing without external heat and subsequently filtered. The oil has not been refined using chemical solvents or deodorized using steam. The term does not specify the exact temperature that was reached during production. Cold-pressed oils have a limited shelf-life and should generally not be heated.
CO2-extracted oils are produced through extraction in supercritical carbon dioxide. By applying pressure the density of the carbon dioxide is increased, producing an effective solvent. The moderate temperatures and the antioxidative CO2-atmosphere during this process of physical extraction cause much less strain on the oil than other production methods.
Post Treated Oils
Oftentimes the product-typical taste and smell is not desired or the oil has to be free from fat-accompanying substances for technical reasons.
Deodorisation is a sub-process of refinement. Here steam is used to remove unwanted substances like flavoring and coloring. Deodorized oil is more or less neutral in taste and smell. Deodorization can be used for organic oils as this is not a chemical process.
Refined oil is almost odourless and tasteless. It is therefore ideally suited for the production of formulations in organic and natural cosmetics. Refined organic oils are produced by mechanical pressing and subsequent physical refining using processing aids in accordance with Regulation (EC) 834/2007.