Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Why is Fractionated Coconut Oil A Great Carrier Oil?

Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil is an all-natural carrier oil that readily absorbs into the skin making it an ideal oil for topical therapies.
Its feather-light emollient effect provides a soothing barrier without clogging pores and is excellent for dry or troubled skin. It leaves skin feeling silky smooth, not greasy like other vegetable carrier oils. It is completely soluble with all essential oils and is colorless, odorless, and will not stain or go rancid.

Some oils, such as Oregano and Cassia, can be sensitive to the skin and require them to be diluted before applying topically. This is where carrier oils, like  Fractionated Coconut Oil, become important to have on hand.
Sometimes you would like apply an essential oil over a large area such as a back. You shouldn’t use any more than a 4-5 drops of an essential oil. What should you do?

Use a carrier oil. There are many oils people use for massage. Some may leave a greasy residue. 
Fractionated coconut oil is different from vegetable oil or other types of coconut oil.
It is a great carrier because it has been fractionated so it has small molecules to penetrate the skin and deliver essential oils. Vegetable oils or unrefined coconut oil will block the pores and the essential oils cannot work therapeutically.
What is fractionated coconut oil?
Fractionation, the method used for producing fractionated coconut oil, involves dividing the oil into smaller, more concentrated quantities.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is coconut oil that has been broken down to smaller molecules. It is structurally different than unrefined coconut oil. This is evident in that unrefined coconut oil is solid at room temperature where as fractionated coconut oil is not.

The double carbon bonds in the molecules of unrefined coconut oil reacts with oxygen, and it becomes rancid after a few months.

Fractionated Coconut oil has a shelf life that is indefinite.

The process to fractionate coconut oil requires no use of chemicals or additives so there are no chemical residues to worry about.

The same rules apply. It is important to have 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil.
So when you are apply essential oils, make sure your carrier is 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil. Another popular alternative is Jojoba (pronounced hohoba) oil.
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Fractionated coconut oil is the ultimate massage oil.  
It has:
  • a light texture,
  • a silky, non-greasy feel, and
  • is virtually colorless (it’s water-clear) and odorless.
  • It works with all types of essential oils, and
  • will not clog pores.
  • It’s pH balanced to work with all skin types, and
  • is highly nourishing to the skin.
What is more, fractionated coconut oil is high in short-chain fatty acids that are easily washed out of fabrics, has an indefinite shelf life (over one year), and does not require refrigeration.
This oil is a distillation of fresh coconut oil.  The oil is warmed, then lighter fractions of lower moleculare weight are separted from the heavier fractions.


Fractionated Coconut Oil Tips

Use it as a facial moisturizer! 

After sun with lavender

If we get essential oil residue in our eye we just put a drop of FCO in it at immediately the pain is gone

As a substitute for diaper cream, with or without EO

I use just a touch in my hair to combat frizziness.

I actually use it to remove eye makeup and I have used it on my face, just a couple of drops will do it! I also use it when making homemade lotion. And we use it to help our essential oils carry farther.

With a few drops of OnGuard for oil-pulling

The difference between FCO and organic or virgin coconut oil is that the protein is removed from FCO, therefore eliminating the likelihood of going rancid. Also because of the constituent of the product, FCO will never harden in cold temperatures, unlike regular coconut oil.

My newest way is "oil pulling". Take 2 tablespoons of FCO and 4-6 drops of essential oil of choice and wash in mouth for 20 minutes. Slow moves through teethe. After 20 minutes spit out and then brush teethe. This should be done in morning. Purpose is to draw out toxins. I have also heard I helps with decay and other teethe issues.

we use it to pre-dilute our oils in roller ball bottles, that way the kids can use the oils when they need to without wasting the whole bottle!

I make my own liquid foundation with Bare Minerals & FCO. I shake some mineral powder out in a little dish or in my palm, add 2-3 drops of FCO and voila! Applies great and smooth and makes my face feel great

I use it everyday with Melaleuca and Lavender for my face. It keeps my breakouts under control as well as keeps my face moisturized.
I pull with it in the mornings as well with clove and melaleuca, my oral health has never been better! I use it often on my husband for massages with wintergreen and frankincense. Makes those oils go a lot farther and I can give him a nice therapeutic massage this way without going through all my oils so quickly.

I love it as a makeup remover! (It works great for water proof eye liner)

I mix a 15ml bottle of grapefruit in my bottle of FCO and use it as a daily after shower moisturizer.

I used it on my face when we got cold snaps and my face got really dry... It got rid of the dryness and didn't make my skin feel greasy, just soft.
 




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