Carrier Oils | Refined vs Cold Pressed

So, you're diving into the world of carrier oils, huh? Well, buckle up because there's a whole lot to learn, especially when it comes to the difference between cold processed and refined oils.

Let's break it down like this:

1. How They're Made:

  • Cold Processed: Think of this like squeezing juice from a fruit without any heat. Cold processed oils are extracted using methods that keep things cool (below 120°F) to preserve all the good stuff - the natural flavors, colors, and nutrients.
  • Refined: These oils go through a bit more of a makeover. They're treated with heat, chemicals, and filtration to clean them up, remove any impurities, and make them look and smell more neutral.

2. What's Inside:

  • Cold Processed: These oils keep it real. They hold onto their vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants because they haven't been messed with too much.
  • Refined: While they might look cleaner and last longer on the shelf, refined oils can lose some of their natural goodness during all that refining process.

3. Looks and Smells:

  • Cold Processed: Expect these oils to have a bit more personality - they'll vary in color, smell, and taste depending on where they come from and how they're made.
  • Refined: These oils are more like the wallflowers of the group. Lighter in color, less odor, and a milder flavor make them the safe bet for products where you don't want anything too flashy.

4. Where They Shine:

  • Cold Processed: If you're all about natural and organic products or want the most bang for your buck in terms of nutrients, cold processed oils are your jam.
  • Refined: They're the workhorses of the industry, making appearances in everything from mass-produced cosmetics to your favorite snack foods.

5. How Much They Cost:

  • Cold Processed: Quality comes at a price, my friend. These oils might put a bit of a dent in your wallet, but hey, you're paying for the good stuff.
  • Refined: On the other hand, refined oils are more budget-friendly. The extra processing means they can be produced in larger quantities, keeping costs down.

So, there you have it! These are among the reasons why kühn products uses cold pressed oils in everything we make. Specifically, our beard oil, beard balms, and beard butters are make with only unrefined butters and cold pressed oils. 

There is a difference, and the difference is noticeable. 

Thanks for reading, Cheers!

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