Filtered Coconut Oil 8oz.
- Source: Hawaii, USA Process: Mechanically separated using only filters; no solvents are used, unlike commercially produced fractionated coconut oil. Botanical name: Cocos nucifera This clear and pure coconut oil is lighter than grapeseed oil, jojoba, and other vegetable oils. It is so fine that it can be used in a sprayer–I have even experimenting with using it as a carrier in diffusion blends. I have found that it can be useful for muting the intensity of diffused oil for sensitive people. (It is best to use no more than 50% coconut oil/50% essential oil for maintaining the flow of the diffuser). This is a fixed oil, which will not go rancid, because the triglycerides have been filtered out. It is liquid at room temperature, and does not need refrigeration, according to the source of this oil. It subsequently has a very long shelf life. Some of the other benefits to using this oil, according to our source, are: It remains liquid at low temperatures. It contains no double bonds so there are no sites for oxidation, therefore it has an exceptional shelf life. It consists completely of saturated fatty acid side chains, so it is more like animal fat and absorbs readily into the skin making it ideal as a carrier oil for therapeutic purposes. For massage therapy, it provides lubrication, then disappears ready into the skin, taking the essential oil phyto-nutrients with it. It washes out of massage table sheets easily with no staining. It is an ideal product for natural perfumers who don’t want to use alcohol as a carrier, because it is the lightest of all the carrier oils. It will pass through a pump sprayer. It leaves skin feeling smooth without that greasy feeling. It’s very cost effective, at this price it is one of least expensive carrier oils. It is completely soluble with essential oils and compatible with soaps. It does not have the skin emollient properties of natural jojoba, yet I have enjoyed it as a carrier oil for other purposes.