Fractionated Coconut Oil …What IS It ?
Coconut Oil … used all over the world for its many therapeutic and other benefits to the skin. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties, a wonderful balance of saturated fats in its natural form and helps stimulate hair growth. Many aromatherapy recipes use this oil for the various therapeutic benefits it offers. Fractionated oil is a fraction of the coconut from which almost all the long chain triglycerides are removed. Thus leaving mainly the medium-chain triglycerides and making it an absolutely saturated oil. This saturation gives it a very long shelf life and greatly increased stability. In addition, fractionating raises the comparative concentration of Capric acid and Caprylic acid, giving it more of antioxidant and disinfecting effect.
Note : “Liquid Coconut Oil” is NOT “Real Coconut Oil.” When the term “coconut oil” has been traditionally and historically used, it is referring to the whole oil extracted from the coconut, with all the fatty acids present. So that does not include “liquid coconut oil” (or “MCT oil”). – See more information on this statement
This is one of the most versatile oils. The product is a moisturizer, in recipes for tooth paste, as lip balm, in shampoo. People formulate it as a natural deodorant, for face wash, as hair conditioner, eye makeup remover, as shaving cream, etc. If you’d like to see some of the ways and recipes to use coconut oil ,you can see them here on the DoTerra Blog website . I actually like to use it as a moisturizer for my skin and as an eye makeup remover. It’s so gentle on the skin that you can use it on your eyelids !
Did You Know ?
Coconut Oil is the best carrier for Massage, Therapeutic Recipes and Essential Oils. It also :
- – Is excellent on skin; a natural and very safe moisturizer, softener and non-irritant lubricator
- – Mix with other carriers and essential Oils
- – Has a wonderful balance of saturated fats that help to stimulate hair growth
- – Fractionated oil is a carrier that never goes rancid
Thank you for reading a little bit about fractionated oil. I hope it has shed some light on what it is and how varies from the oil that you can use !