Your cart: 0

Buy for additional 80.00£ to get free shipping!

Cart Subtotal: £0.00
en de us

Cold Pressed or Refined Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil is referred to as the most perfectly balanced oil created by nature. This is due to the perfect balance of unsaturated Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that cannot be found anywhere else. Hemp oil is also rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and other health beneficial substances. However, this only applies if the oil is cold pressed, as only unrefined hemp oil preserves all the nutrients contained in the hemp seed.



How is unrefined hemp oil made?

Unrefined, cold pressed hemp oil is obtained from hemp seeds with mechanical extraction at a low temperature that doesn’t exceed 40 degrees Celsius. Cold pressed hemp oil is not chemically cleaned or bleached and the sediments are removed mechanically using filtration.


The shorter shelf life of cold pressed oil

Due to the lack of chemical treatment and absence of high temperatures, the active substances found in the seeds of the plant are also preserved in cold pressed oils. Because of this, the oil has a shorter shelf life and needs to be stored in cold places, and the supply chain between the manufacturer and the end consumer needs to be shortened as well. Incorrect storage and irregularities in transportation can make the cold pressed oil go bad faster. The first sign alerting you to any irregularities will be an unusual odor. Properly stored, fresh cold pressed hemp oil has a strong green color, as well as a strong but pleasant smell that resembles a mixture of freshly mowed grass and nuts.


Why is unrefined oil better than refined oil?


Refined oil has a cleaner appearance, with a lighter color, and does not contain small particles. Refining is a relatively complex process that includes treatment with chemical compounds and at high temperatures, reaching up to 270 degrees Celsius. The process removes most of the vitamins contained in the oil, as well as other health beneficial substances. Also lost in the process are Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are the ingredients that give hemp oil the title of the most balanced oil. Refined hemp oil is primarily used in cosmetics, the production of various ointments and even plastics.



Two main reasons most cosmetics manufacturers decide to use refined oils

  • Refined oils last longer allowing for a longer supply chain between production and the end consumer, higher volumes of stock and lower risk for the manufacturer
  • Refined hemp oil is significantly cheaper than unrefined oil


At Hemptouch, we swear by unrefined, Cold Pressed Hemp Oil

All our products are based exclusively on cold pressed hemp oil. This is the only way to preserve all the beneficial substances that make hemp oil so popular in skin care. We realize this makes the shelf life of our products much shorter and that it affects the supply chain, which is a challenge in business, however, this helps us ensure our products are always fresh and of the highest quality.

Because we want to have full control over the ingredients used in our products, we make the cold pressed oil from our own hemp, grown on our field in Novo mesto, where we can observe its growth from seed to full-grown plant.

Leave a Reply

Join our newsletter for 15% off on your first order

I agree with

You can enter your e-mail address to subscribe to the e-Newsletter, in which Hemptouch d.o.o. will inform you of the novelties in on-line stores and other stores, of marketing activities and other promotions. By subscribing to the e-news, you will also be entered into the database of people entitled to benefits Hemptouch offers its users (loyalty discounts, monthly prize draw, etc.). For the purpose of e-Newsletter subscription, Hemptouch d.o.o. collects the following data: e-mail, IP address and, if you subscribe as a registered member, name, surname, address, phone number and date of birth.

After sending the form with your e-mail address, a confirmation mail will be sent to your e-mail address. By confirming the subscription via the confirmation mail, you will be subscribed to Hemptouch's e-Newsletter until cancellation (the so-called opt-in confirmation). You can request at any time, in written format or by clicking the Unsubscribe button in the e-Newsletter, that the personal data managers temporarily or permanently stop using your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing.

Your request will be granted within 15 days from receipt of the demand, as prescribed by the law. You can also demand data transfer or consultation of the data.
The manager, Hemptouch d.o.o. commits to diligent protection of data in accordance with the personal data protection legislation.
The sender of the e-Newsletter and personal data manager is: Hemptouch d.o.o., Podbreznik 15, 8000 Novo mesto, Slovenia.

Find out more on our Privacy Policy.

Hemptouch we bring the extraordinary skincare benefits of hemp to people around the world, helping transform their lives.

Company location:

Hemptouch d.o.o.
Podbreznik 15
8000 Novo mesto

We think you are in United States. Update your location?

Select other available language: