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Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. These ingredients have been cultivated by natural means on unpolluted land without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
Traditionally grown crop on a farm as compared to the wild. Farmed ingredients may be field grown or grown in an artificial environment.
Crop grown in a field rather than in a pot or other artificial environment
A specific process that uses complete living cells or their components (e.g., bacteria, enzymes, chloroplasts) to obtain desired products.
Excavated earth for the purposes of extracting raw minerals and materials.
These plants have been grown wild in nature without human intervention and ideally
have been harvested following wildcrafting guidelines.
Cold pressed oils, also known as cold expeller pressed oils, have been mechanically pressed from the fatty portions of the botanical while ensuring that the maximum temperature (caused by friction) does not exceed 120 degrees.
These ingredients are now in a state devoid of any natural liquid.
Expeller pressed oils are mechanically pressed from the botanical material at high pressure to obtain maximum yield. Not all expeller pressed oils are cold pressed as high pressure extraction can cause temperatures to rise above 120 degrees. Only if temperature is monitored and kept under 120 degrees, can the oil be called cold pressed. Otherwise it is simply called expeller pressed.
This method of oil extraction is mechanical in nature as described above in the “Expeller Pressed” definition, though instead of the presser being applied automatically, it is controlled manually.
During hydrolysis, oils are placed under the combined force of pressure, temperature, and water. The ester bond breaks and causes the glycerin to split from fatty acids and be absorbed by water; at which point the resultant is further isolated by distillation to increase purity.
This method is the most commonly used practice for extracting essential oils from plants. During this process, steam is injected into the still, usually at slightly higher pressures and temperatures than Water Distillation.
Supercritical CO2 Extraction
Neutralizing odors of oils or butters by blowing steam through the heated product.
Simply, unrefined ingredients have not been processed to remove impurities or
unwanted elements and display odorous and colorful properties.