Many essential oils are extracted using solvents which can be found within the oils we see many people putting on their skin, in their foods and even ingesting directly as the essential oil frenzy gets out of control. My Essential oils are unique as they are cold extracted. This process is a labor of love as the untarnished natural ingredient; be it frankincense or calendula flowers sit within a cold pressed oil for a minimum of 3 months to allow the natural transfusion of their essence and healing properties to occur.
The Choice of oil
This is a BIG one for me. It is what separates my Skincare from other
'natural' brands out there who use predominantly sunflower oil. Not here! Again, I'm only interested in using the best.
Not long ago I learnt about Holistic Nutrition; being Greek this comes naturally to me and seems to run in my blood. You could even say Olive oil is part of my DNA! My heritage an ancestors long-standing use of Olive oils had me thinking. We know the Greek Island of Icaria is one of the famous 'Blue zones' of the Earth - which is undoubtably connected to their food and lifestyle. I try to replicate the healthiest of traditions by creating my own olives for my family and through my cooking and skincare.
My research into oils became very interesting when I started to unearth the hidden dangers of all Vegetable and seed oils. They are highly unstable polyunsaturated fats (yes, even at high temperatures). Yet they are one of the most proliferating ingredients in our food today - yet they wreak havoc on our internal organs, namely: the skin, the digestive system, brain health and immunity.
If you're curious about his topic, I would recommend reading the book Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shannahan who is a renowned physician, biochemist and author. Her website also offers more details; https://drcate.com/
My belief is what we put ON our bodies is just as important as what we put IN our bodies. We should be treating this as one of the same thing, considering our skin is highly absorbent and permeable.
My choice of oils when creating high quality skin care, essential oils & even cooking; Organic cold pressed olive oil, Organic Coconut oil, Tallow, Ghee, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic cold pressed Hemp seed oil and Organic raspberry seed oil (Natural high SPF for skin care).