To be certified certify a product as organic, products it must be grown and produced in a manner that adheres to these standards. Ecocert meets IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) accreditation criteria for bodies certifying organic production and processing. Organic Oils are produced according to certain production standards:
Virgin oils are obtained solely under conditions that do not lead to alterations in the oil – by mechanical or other physical means. These oils have not undergone any treatment other than washing, decantation, centrifugation, or filtration. Virgin quality ensures presence of sterols and other botanical actives present in the original plant species that provide natural skin benefits. Our virgin oils contain no detectable amounts of protein and consequently provide no risk of allergens.
Refining includes a set of operations from controlling color, odor and oxidation degree of the oil to ensuring removal of certain substances, imparting uniform appearance and removing any non-intrinsic oil smell. To the greatest extent possible, a refining process preserves tocopherols and prevents chemical changes in the oil’s triacyglycerols. By removing only the minor plant compounds responsible for non-desired organoleptic properties, the output of refining is a 100% natural vegetable oil with a homogeneous coloration and neutral aroma.