Fractionated coconut oil is believed to have powerful benefits for our wellbeing. It’s claimed to help with weight loss, regulate epilepsy and even boost brain function, while also being used around the world for a host of more modest skin and hair care benefits.
Fractionated coconut oil uses
Fractioned coconut oil is a useful addition to the aromatherapy collection and a great partner in your daily skincare routine. Easily absorbed into the skin, this versatile oil leaves skin feeling soft, strong, and smooth to touch.
If you’re using more powerful essential oils in a blend, use fractionated coconut as your carrier oil to help balance their effect on the skin. As this oil is odourless, it’s perfect for blending with other more potent oils. Blending a carrier oil with your favourite essential oils will also help them to go further, and fractionated coconut is perfect as it won’t leave skin feeling greasy.
There’s another popular use for this handy oil and that’s in massage blends. Simply choose a relaxing essential oil and blend with fractionated coconut. It’ll leave your skin feeling super smooth and you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite massage scent without it clashing with your carrier oil. Perfect for homemade massage blends, its light, fluid texture makes it easy to keep up soothing massage strokes.
Speaking of massage, there’s nothing better than a foot rub and a moisturising foot mask. If you’re creating an aromatherapy version, make sure you include fractionated coconut oil to really hydrate dry skin and cracked heels.
Fractionated coconut oil benefits
One of the biggest benefits of our fractionated coconut oil is its lightness. This is an oil that can be applied to all skin types (even sensitive skin) without blocking the pores. If you tend to hesitate before using essential oils on your face, create a homemade face product using this gentle carrier oil to help avoid a reaction. It’s a great carrier for diluting the effects of stronger oils without compromising on their benefits.
Fractionated coconut oil benefits those who suffer with problem hair too. If your hair needs nourishment, hydration or just taming, it’s time to add a little coconut oil to your hair care routine. Just a few drops should calm frizz and leave your mane looking tamed, perfect for those days when you don’t have time to grapple with it before leaving the house. Why not create a DIY hair treatment for deeper conditioning too?
If you prefer a more natural makeup remover, add a few drops of fractionated coconut oil to your usually cotton wool pads and put it to work. Light and gentle, this oil will leave your face make-up free and silky smooth.
Caution: it is possible that this oil will cause an allergic reaction, though less likely than regular coconut.
Fractionated coconut facts
|Colour||Clear to pale yellow|
|Consistency||Typical of most other carrier oils|
|Absorption||Produces a barrier on the skin, but won’t clog pores|
|Shelf life||Vry slow to go rancid. Expect a minimum shelf life of six months, but much longer with proper storage conditions in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Refrigeration after opening is recommended|