February 03, 2021 2 min read
Would you like to make the switch to 100% natural cosmetics or try some DIY recipes at home? Knowing a little more about carrier oils will help you achieve your goal. They're widely used in natural skincare products, and for good reason: they're packed with nutrients for your skin and hair.
Carrier oils are mainly made of fatty acids and vitamins:
However, not all carrier oils on the market are created equal. The presence and percentage of nutrients vary depending on the chosen oil and it was extracted.
Carrier oils are obtained by pressing the organs of oleaginous plants, for example seeds (sweet almond, hemp), nuts (macadamia) or sometimes the pulp (avocado, coconut). First cold pressing is the extraction method that best preserves the level of fatty acid and vitamins in the oil. It is mechanical and carried out at low temperature, unlike hot pressing, which allows the oil to be obtained more quickly but at the expense of the nutrients and vitamins that compose it.
Prioritize oils extracted by first cold pressing and preferably organic to be sure to benefit from a good level of nutrients. Also, read what is written on the product label to ensure its quality. The description must mention that it is an oil obtained by cold pressing.
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