Extracting oil from almonds should follow the right process. Break down the ripe, dried seeds with a mechanical expeller – a process called cold-pressing. Neither heat nor chemical is used during this process so that the oil will retain all nutrients (unrefined oil) On the other hand, heat and chemicals are used during the production of refined oil. So, you’ll have the product that doesn’t offer the most essential nutrients. Look for almond oil that undergoes a cold-processing process. Its performance on your beard is fantastic! In short, words, grab the cold-pressed, unrefined oil.