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Why Our Castor Oil is Always Cold Pressed

 When it comes to castor oil, not all products are created equal. The extraction process used to obtain this versatile oil can have a significant impact on its quality and potency. Many people are unaware of the stark differences between commonly available castor oils and the pure, uncompromised version that nature intended. 


A prevalent method of extracting castor oil involves the use of both heat and harsh chemical solvents. This process is often employed in the production of cheaper, non-organic oils found readily online and in stores. The reasoning behind this approach is simple – the harsh chemicals and high temperatures allow for faster and larger-scale extraction, maximising profit margins. However, this comes at a great cost to the integrity and therapeutic value of the oil.


You see, the skin is the body's largest organ, and it has the remarkable ability to rapidly absorb substances applied to its surface. This makes the choice of castor oil particularly important, as anything applied topically has the potential to be quickly and deeply absorbed into the bloodstream. Unfortunately, many of the solvents used in conventional castor oil extraction, such as hexane, are petroleum-based and highly toxic. These dangerous chemicals can easily penetrate the skin and wreak havoc on our delicate hormonal systems, especially for women.


The castor oil bean is a completely natural phenomenon, a gift from Mother Nature. Traditional methods of extraction have never involved such an intense and artificial level of processing. This matters greatly because castor oil contains delicate, heat-sensitive fatty acids and phytochemicals that can become degraded and structurally altered during the high-heat, solvent-based extraction process. As a result, the final product may not truly be the authentic, unadulterated castor oil that you expect.


Heat can cause a variety of chemical changes, including oxidation and isomerization, which can alter the molecular structure and properties of the oil. This can lead to the loss of beneficial nutrients, antioxidants, and other desirable qualities that are naturally present in raw, unprocessed castor oil. Furthermore, the use of solvents can dissolve and remove compounds like vitamins, pigments, and other phytochemicals that contribute to the oil's nutritional and therapeutic potential.


At iAMA, we understand the importance of preserving the integrity of this remarkable oil. That's why we exclusively offer pure, organic, cold-pressed castor oil sourced directly from India. The cold-pressing method is a slower, gentler process that retains the natural potency of the compounds in the oil, ensuring that you receive a truly nourishing and transformative product.


The key compound in castor oil is Ricinoleic acid, a unique fatty acid that needs to remain intact in order to reduce inflammation and promote cellular regeneration. By avoiding heat and harsh solvents, our cold-pressed castor oil preserves this essential compound, as well as the oil's natural antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.


Imagine the difference a pure, unadulterated castor oil can make on your skin, the largest and most absorbent organ in your body. Picture slathering on a luxurious face oil that's brimming with essential fatty acids, or massaging a soothing muscle balm that's infused with skin-healing compounds. With our cold-pressed castor oil, the possibilities are endless – and the results are nothing short of transformative.


At iAMA, we're committed to providing you with the highest quality, pure, and organic castor oil available. Our oil is sourced directly from India, ensuring that every drop is packed with nature's goodness, without any added chemicals or solvents. Experience the difference for yourself and discover the true power of this remarkable oil.

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