Benefits of COCONUT OIL (FRACTIONATED):
- A natural and safe moisturizer, which can restore dry or flaky skin.
- Great on all skin types: aged skin, wrinkles, sunburns eczema and psoriasis.
- Does not clog pores.
- Contains several fatty acids the main ones are Capric acid and Caprylic acid. These acids are all great at killing candida, which is a common cause of fungal infection on your skin. Lauric acid is in the solid form of Coconut Oil.
- Rich in minerals, vitamins and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
- Good for dry, damaged hair.
- Lip Care: Good to use on lips to keep them from getting dry. It will create a moisture barrier.
- Creates a smooth, protective moisture barrier on the skin.
- It is an antiviral and anti-fungal.
- Non-irritant lubricator.
- Does not leave a greasy feeling.
- Does not normally stain and will easily washes out of clothing and sheets.
- No odor.
- Fractionated coconut oil never goes rancid, therefore, has a very long shelf life.
- The best multi-purpose carrier oil.
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and is a triglyceride. It contains fatty acids (Caprylic, Capric, Lauric, Myristic, Palmitic, Stearic, Oleic and Linoleic fatty acids) and glycerol (glycerine). Lauric Acid makes up 50% of Coconut oil. When the Lauric acid is removed the remaining fatty acids and glycerol are joined back together and becomes “Fractionated Coconut Oil.”
Fractionated Coconut Oil is still a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) because caprylic and capric acids are both medium-chain and are saturated with no double bonds in their carbon chain. Without double bonds, this oil is very stable, and there is no oxidation. Therefore, this oil does not turn rancid and has long shelf-life.
Coconut Oil is solid below 76 degrees Fahrenheit and 24 degrees Celsius. Fractionated coconut oil is always in liquid form and is perfect to mix as a carrier oil. Fractionated Coconut Oil is favored among massage therapists because it glides on smoothly, absorbs well, and it does not have a strong aroma.
Three of the fatty acids in coconut oil capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid can kill candida. Candida is a common cause of fungal infection on the skin. Fractionated Coconut Oil does not have lauric acid, but does still contain capric and caprylic acids.
Coconut oil also helps to stop the appearance of wrinkles because it contains Vitamin E an antioxidant known to protect skin cells from damage. It also helps soothes eczema, psoriasis and sunburn.
Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer that is beneficial in repairing dry or flaking skin. Using coconut oil or fractionated Coconut oil as a moisturizer can be more beneficial than most commercial products. The main ingredient is most moisturizers is water, and they can contain synthetic or even harmful ingredients. Coconut oil is as beneficial and can penetrate deeply into the skin, strengthen skin tissue, reverse the signs of aging, keep the skin moist and subtle and eliminate dead skin cells. All of this in a single ingredient product at a much lower cost than most moisturizers.
Blending Coconut Oil (Fractionated) with Essential Oils
You can use either fractionated or solid coconut oil, they both have beneficial properties. The solid form of coconut oil has more beneficial fatty acids, but it also requires a lot of mixing to blend the essential oils.
Body Massage Oil: 40-60 drops of essential oil to about 4 ounces of Coconut Oil (Fractionated)..
Everyday Home Use: 10-20 drops of essential oils with 1 ounce of Coconut Oil (Fractionated)..
Therapeutic: 25-30 drops of essential oil to about 1/2 oz of Coconut Oil (Fractionated).
- Therapeutic blends are normally used to address a specific health issue and is not used long-term.
- Some Essential Oils need fewer drops due to their high potency.
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