WHAT IS IT?
Fractionated coconut oil provides fractions of the whole oil so that its different fatty acids can be separated for specific uses. Lauric acid, a 12-carbon chain fatty acid, is often removed because of its high value for industrial and medical purposes.
Coconut oil has long been used all over the world for its many therapeutic and other benefits to the skin. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties, a wonderful balance of saturated fats in its natural form and helps stimulate hair growth. Many aromatherapy recipes use coconut oil for the various therapeutic benefits it offers. Fractionated coconut oil is a fraction of the coconut oil from which almost all the long chain triglycerides are removed, thus leaving mainly the medium-chain triglycerides and making it an absolutely saturated oil. This saturation gives it a very long shelf life and greatly increased stability. In addition, fractionating raises the comparative concentration of Capric acid and Caprylic acid, thus giving it more of antioxidant and disinfecting effect.
– Many aromatherapy recipes use coconut oil for the various therapeutic benefits it offers
– It leaves skins smooth with no greasy feeling
– Odorless and colorless. Does not stain and easily washes out of clothing and sheets
– Low production costs make it cost effective
– It does not aggravate skin problems or clog pores
I have always been a fan of coconut oil, however until recently I had never used fractionated coconut oil…but I am sure glad that I did! I am a huge fan of Essential Oil and believe that fractionated coconut oil is the absolute best carrier oil! I always always always use a carrier oil with my children, I stick to .25% dilution – 1 drop per 4 teaspoon of the fractionated coconut oil for children 6 and under ( though I personally only use on babies 6 months plus and use extreme caution. ) For 6 plus I use a 1% dilution, which would be 1 drop per teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil and for Adults, 2% which is 2 drops per teaspoon.
I have also been using the fractionated coconut oil for my daughters eczema…she has struggled for many many years and find the coconut to be quite soothing as well as very healing. She applies a bit in the morning and a larger amount at bedtime—I recommend not to expose the oil to good clothing…it could cause oil stains to appear…this is why we do it before she starts her day and has time to let the oil soak up and at night, because it doesn’t matter while she is wearing her pj’s. We have also found that her skin is starting to smooth quite a lot and is naturally healing as opposed to relying on harmful ( In my opinion ) steroids as she has been throughout the years past.
I personally have been using the fractionated coconut oil on my scalp to hydrate my dry skin and help treat my icky dandruff issue! It is working quite well thus far…such a relief! Maybe I can start wearing black sweaters again 😉 I also plan on using the oil in more of my soap making, as well as in more of my homemade hair care products! I will post those results and instructions here when I do. In closing, I am really loving my new discovery of this oil and plan to do all of my fractionated coconut oil purchases from Majestic Pure in the future! This is the second product of theirs I have tried and the quality cannot be beat! They also have amazing customer service and communication and to me that means a lot!