Making of Pure and Potent Skin Care Oil - Inside Aroha Oils
Making of Authentic Ayurveda Oil :
I. HANDPICKED INGREDIENTS
Organic or Wildcrafted ingredients are handpicked from our partnered farms in the Himalayas. 70-80% of the ingredients used come from pristine mountains of the Himalayas. Only those who pass our stringent quality norms are chosen. Only Purest form of ingredients go into our products.
II. COLD-PRESS EXTRACTIONS
Our carrier oils are extracted in traditional method of cold-press extraction which is done on a ‘wooden vat’. This ensures no or very less nutritious value of the oil is loss.
III. POTENT INFUSION
Small batches of herbs according to Ayurveda Recipes are infused in water and are boiled at extremely low flame. It takes anywhere from 9 hrs to 24 hrs. This water concoction is very potent as herbs properties are extracted into
IV. TAILA PAKA VIDHI
This is the Ayurveda technique to cook the oil with water concoction to impart herbs properties to the oil. Here, Water concoction is cooked with Oil, again at very low flame. As water is evaporated, the potent nutrient properties are infused into the oil, thereby leaving a medicated and powerful oil which have wholesome properties. The duration to cook with this method can be from 2 , days to 45 days, depending on the types of herbs, (the quantity), the number of time of infusion is required.
V. QUALITY TEST
Once, the oil is cooked and 100% water is evaporated, the oils are then tested to check the quality standards and potency levels as per Aroha Oils. Our Oils are free from Preservatives, Parabens, GMOs, Sulfates, Synthetic fragrances, OR Artificial Dyes. We take pride in our 100% Natural and Ayurvedic products.
VI. MADE WITH LOVE
Once tested, this luxurious oil with so much nutritious value is ready. Our small batches are then bottled and labelled. From cold press to final packaging, everything is done by hands with utmost care and love. Indulge in the science and luxury of our oils. ❤
How are cold press / essential oils are made ?
Traditional method of cold press oil
The cold pressing method is much natural as the oil extracted will be in its natural molecular nature. The yield is less in wood pressed oil but is far healthier than the modern alternative. The old method of wooden ghani crushing was widely used. In those times fresh oil was in great demand. The flavor was an important attribute of all oils where mustard, coconut, groundnut, and safflower oils were best oils produced from the wooden Ghani crushing.
Wooden Ghani oil retains the freshness and flavors within it. This provides an important attribute to the oils like cold-pressed Groundnut or peanut oil, cold-pressed Sesame oil or gingelly oil and Cold-pressed Coconut oil.
Cold-pressed oil method using Wooden Ghani helps in preserving nutritive value within it, Thus increasing the Storage quality for a longer-term. New age refined oil will be heated to 230°C that will result in the loss of most of its nutritional values and destroying Omega-6 Fatty acids.
Cold-pressed oil helps in reducing bad cholesterol and allow the human body to store good cholesterol. The presence of Phytosterols helps in reducing and completely block bad cholesterol in the human body.
70% of carrier oils use by Aroha oils are made using these technique.
Oils used by us using these technique -
Apricot Oil, Sesame Oil, Almond Oil, Peach Oil, Coconut oil, Tamanu oil, Neem oil, Jojoba Oil,
Modern method of cold press oil
This is the method is similar to the wooden Ghani, but instead of Wood, metal is used to extract the oil, the reason beign, more - with metal you can apple more force and thereby getting more yield of the oil. This is the most common method used in the western world for cold press oils. It is used to produce most citrus oils, like orange or lemon, which is why it uses no heat (this protects the natural structure of the citrus fruit). Basically, a lot of pressure is applied to the peel to break open oil glands under the surface. Citrus peels contain lots of oil which means they are more easily extracted, making them less expensive than other essential oils. While we love the benefits of oils like orange, you'll notice our products are bursting with other, more precious, ingredients like rose to give our customers the best possible results.
This method has been modernized somewhat and evolved to processes like "ecuelle a piquer." Pretty name, right? During this process, the rind of the fruit is placed in a spiked, rotating container that gently pokes the rind, releasing the essential oil into a small container. Modern expression techniques like this are a little less labor intensive and are often accomplished using a centrifuge machine.
Oils used by us using these technique - Avocado Oil, Pomegranate oil, Wheat Germ Oil , Moringa Seed oil, Grape-seed Oil
Co2 supercritical extracted oil
CO2 extraction is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phytochemicals from a plant. CO2 extraction is also much better for the environment. CO2 gas is natural, so if it escapes into the air during extraction it won't do any harm. It can also be recycled, making this method much more sustainable. Since the solvent isn't toxic, people working with this extraction method don't face any health risks.
Benefits of using CO2 super critical oils -
- the end product has better and full scope of nutrient values
- No Chemicals or Toxins-
- Safer & Cleaner Products
Oils used by us using these technique - sea berry, rose-hip oil
Steam distilled oil
Steam distillation is carried out by passing dry steam through the plant material whereby the steam volatile compounds are volatilized, condensed and collected in receivers. This is an age old technique to extract the oils and aroma from the plant/flower. All our EO are made is made in this fashion and lot of care is taken at every step to ensure that we get high quality of essentials oils.
Oils used by us using these technique - Saffron Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Jasmine Essential Oil, Nargis Essential Oil, Rose Essential Oil, Vanilla Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Orange Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Neroli Essential Oil, Basil Essential Oil.
Methods we NEVER use for our oil extraction
This is a process that uses odorless fats that are solid at room temperature to capture the fragrant compounds exuded by plants. The process can be "cold" enfleurage or "hot" enfleurage. But as fats do not extract the oils as well as an alcohol solvent gives a weak and non-potent product.
Solvent Extraction :
Solvent extraction is a process in which compounds are separated based on their relative solubilities. This treatment method involves using a solvent - a fluid that has the ability to dissolve another substance. As traces of the solvents can often be found in the products, makes this not a 100% pure method for us to use on our skin.
Both the above technique - Enfleurage and Solvent extractions does not fulfil the standards sets by Aroha oils of Potency and Purity and therefore we never use these method for our oils.
Every oil making process is deeply researched. And it is ensured that oils are extracted and made in very regulated way to get the purity and the potency of the oil. Only the very best of the oils are chosen in our product. and we value ancient oil making process and therefore, we follow the process rigorously to make sure, we have the best and full scope of nutrients of the oils!
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