Did you know most oils used in commercial skincare manufacturing are 'cosmetic grade' which is a degraded, lower quality of oil, even if organic! And most oils, even food oils (eg standard olive oil, canola, soy, vegetable oils, other cooking oils etc) - are extracted with heat and very often petroleum derivatives.
At Four Cow Farm, we only use premium food-grade oils (the very highest quality a farm can produce) and we only use extra virgin cold-pressed oils, which are mechanically pressed cold from the first harvest of the fruit.
But why is this important?
1: They have the highest concentration of active ingredients.
The beneficial effects of an oil are delicate, we know that the first cold-press will contain the highest concentration of active ingredients. Most lower grades of oil contain low to no original key benefits, having been damaged or lost through the extraction process.
The other factor is safety, the petroleum derivatives used in extraction can be harmful and having those absorbed by the skin, or worse ingested by a little one makes using anything less than premium food-grade an an absolute no at Four Cow Farm.
We always advise checking the ingredients of your skincare and to make sure any oils used are extra-virgin, cold-pressed. If it just says 'organic xxx oil' we suggest contacting the brand directly as to whether the oil is organic cosmetic-grade or organic food-grade - most good brands will be happy to answer your questions!