Fresh Cold Pressed Oils

The cornerstone of the Small House adventure is our red Piteba oil press. Handcrafted in the Netherlands, this small machine is how we got started pressing all of the oils that we offer. Heated by a small kerosene lamp, the press is hand turned without the use of electricity. Because of this, all of our oils were pressed in small batches and therefore are always guaranteed to be fresh. Even though we have since upgraded to a larger press, we still believe in producing our oils in small batches and providing our customers with the freshest oils possible. Check out our selection of oils below.  They are all culinary grade seeds but many have topical benefits.

Original Pitaba Hand Cranked Oil Press

pitaba_pressUsed this for the first few months of the Small House operation.  We quickly realized that we weren’t going to be able to keep up at the rate this machine could produce!

Sunflower Oil

Use delicious sunflower oil in place of any other oil in your favorite recipes. Great for sautéing, baking and even as a salad dressing.   Some people apply sunflower oil directly to the skin for healing wounds, skin injuries, psoriasis, arthritis and as a massage oil.

 

WAS $10 – ON SALE NOW $8.50

8.5 oz bottle

Vitamin E Low in saturated Fats
Sunflower oil can be used to run diesel engines when mixed with diesel in the tank.

Sesame Oil

A little goes a long way.  Drizzle on stir fry, noodles, or cooked dishes.

 

$8

8 oz bottle

Vitamin E, magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamin B6
According to Assyrian legend, when the gods met to create the world, they drank wine made from sesame seeds.

Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity. “Open sesame”—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity

flaxFlax Oil

Flax oil is a very popular addition to smoothies and as a nutritional supplement.  Not recommended for cooking as heat can turn healthy fats into harmful ones, so add to foods after cooking and just before serving.

 

WAS $10 ON SALE NOW $8

8 oz bottle

$5

4 oz bottle

Best source of Omega 3’s, good source of omega 6, protein, fiber, Vitamins B,C,E and carotene.

Flax seed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC. In the 8th century, King Charlemagne believed so strongly in the health benefits of flax seed that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it.

almondAlmond Oil

Some people apply sweet almond directly to the skin to soften chapped skin, to soothe mucous membranes, and to kill germs.  A very popular massage oil and carrier oil for essential oil blends.

$6

  Vitamin E, Omega 6
Almonds and almond oil date back to pre-Biblical times and were mentioned in the Bible as well.  The United States, Spain and Syria lead in almond and almond oil production today.

Hemp Oil

Breaking News!  Small House Hemp Oil is a Good Food Awards Winner for 2017!  This exciting award recognizes America’s tastiest nut & seed oils that hold to the highest standards of quality & sustainability.

With a pleasant nutty flavor, Hemp Seed Oil is ideal for use in salad dressings, mayonnaise, dips etc. Not suitable for frying as the heat reduces the benefits.

May be taken as a nutritional supplement for general health and well being.

Hemp oil can also be used externally on the skin, easily absorbed and moisturizing, suitable for healing poor skin conditions.

$10

4 oz bottle

$19

8 oz bottle

Hemp Seed Oil is such a rich source of both LA (Omega 6) and LNA (Omega 3) in balanced proportions, and contains all of the essential amino acids.
Even in ancient times people are said to have used hemp seed oil to cleanse and purify themselves.

Black Seed Oil

Nigella Sativa Seed,

$16

5 oz bottle 

There are now over 600 studies showing the effects of black cumin seed oil and there is promising research on the use of black cumin seed oil for dealing with autoimmune disease. Its active compounds, crystalline nigellone and thymoquinone, are the most studied, but it also contains: myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, proteins and vitamins B1, B2,B3, calcium, folate, iron, copper, zinc and phosphorous. Please read more here.
Traced back to over 3000 years, Black seed has been used extensively as a herbal remedy and as a food condiment for thousands of years. It has an abundance of names and is most commonly referred to as black seed or black cumin seed in Western countries. The earliest written reference is in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament where it is referred as “ketzah” a spice for bread and cakes that can be used in many ways Read more about history here.

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Also known as “green gold”, pumpkin seed oil has a pleasant and mild flavor.  A great way to use this oil is in a salad dressing, smoothie, or drizzled over a freshly cooked meal just before serving.

 

$10

5 oz bottle

Pumpkin seed oil is one of the most nutritional oils available, and contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and sterols. It contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A and C, zinc, and other trace minerals and vitamins.

Historically, pumpkin seeds (either the whole seeds or the pressed oil) have been used all around the world for healing purposes.

The medicinal use of pumpkin seeds are best documented from their use by Native Americans.  The primary medicinal use was as an internal parasite remedy.  In fact, the effectiveness of pumpkin seeds was so well observed that by the 1800s to early 1900s, the United States pharmacopoeia listed pumpkin seeds as an official medicine for the treatment of parasites.