Our Processing Plant
What is processed there: Oils, Essential Oils, and Plant Extracts
We use 4 processes:
- Steam Distillation – Lemongrass, Lavender, Oregano, Rosemary, Basil, Allspice, Peppermint, and similar
- Expeller cold oil press – Coconut, Moringa, Sesame, Sunflower, Mamey, Papaya seed, Cucumber seed, Watermelon seed…
- Centrifugal cold oil press - Avocado
- Citrus Scraper - Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, Mandarin… Peel essential oil
All of our oils are cold and virgin pressed, with exception of distillation. All oils are processed without the use of any “chemical or solvent extraction” which allows us to produce the highest quality first cold pressed virgin oils without further processing, or “refining, bleaching, deodorizing”, RBD as its known. This allows us to keep the oil as pure and natural as possible.
Much of the processing creates the byproduct of juices, which is then packaged and sent to juice makers. Leftover materials from distillation, such as the fibers and pulp from cold pressing, get recycled as natural organic fertilizer and returned to our orchards leaving us with no waste.