Fractionated Coconut Oil – MCT
- Distillation Method: Cold Pressed, Fractionated
- Country of Origin: Singapore
- Plant Part: Seed
- Latin Name: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
About the Oil: Fractionated Coconut oil is Coconut oil which has had the longest fatty acid chains removed, leaving a more functional carrier oil. Unlike virgin Coconut oil, it is liquid at room temperature, has no detectable odor, and has a natural shelf life of several years. Fractionated coconut oil, also known as MCT oil, or Medium Chain Triglycerides.
These MCT’s make up 66% of virgin coconut oil. MCT oil is fast becoming the oil of choice for many applications in the world of natural healing. It is a lightweight oil, readily absorbed by the skin and is excellent for a healthy diet as well. In fact, it has become a popular dietary supplement as there is evidence that it promotes the burning of calories. MCT is a superb carrier oil for essential oils for its consistency in remaining liquid, and its penetrating and absorption powers.
It is also now considered the best base oil for natural perfumes because of its lack of odor and resistance to oxidation. To top it all off, it makes an excellent massage oil base for its ‘feel’ and ‘glide’–many massage therapists are now switching from Virgin Coconut oil to Fractionated Coconut oil. For those who prefer the holistic approach, please note that Fractionated Coconut oil is not a whole or complete oil and see our organic virgin Coconut Oil.
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About The Plant
Coconut, Cocos nucifera, the largest known seed, is the fruit of the coconut palm tree. The term 'coconut' can refer to the whole coconut palm or the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut.
About The Oil
FCO is completely liquid, colorless, odorless, non-greasy, and resists rancidity. It is light textured, penetrating, and non-staining and makes an excellent carrier oil for massage and to help with the absorption of other therapeutic oils into the skin.
Cleans the skin
Prevents scarring and stretch marks
Helps heal wounds
Adds shine to hair
Protects cells from oxidation
Improves the appearance of wrinkles
Especially good for: normal skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, mature skin, psoriasis, inflammation, itchiness, after sun care, hair and nails
Has a very light coconut aroma.