e3’s Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil — Nature’s Head to Toe Moisturizing Solution!
Latin name: Cocos nucifera
Extraction method: Vacuum distilled
Storage: Highly stable, long shelf life
(Please note: Refrigeration can help to to extend the life of all carrier oils)
Why Use e3’s Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil
e3’s Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) comes from fresh, organic coconuts with no harmful additives to irritate your skin. FCO is one of our favorite carrier oils here at e3 because of its versatility. You can use it on its own as a lightweight, non-greasy, easily absorbed skin moisturizer. And you can also blend it with your favorite essential oils to make ready-to-use roll-ons or perfumes since it’s odorless, clear, and highly stable over time since it naturally resists rancidity.
Why go with “fractionated”?
Unrefined coconut oil can become solid and difficult to blend, but pure fractionated coconut oil stays liquid at any temperature. But not to worry, no chemical processes are involved, it’s a natural process that removes long-chain triglycerides (fatty acids) while leaving the medium-chain triglycerides. Psst… These fatty acids have therapeutic properties that add additional wellness benefits to your essential oil blend.
With our Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil, you can be confident you’re getting a 100% pure, USDA-certified organic product, free from any additives.
How You Can Use e3’s Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil
- Moisturizer. FCO is a lightweight oil without greasy residue so you can use it as a face or body moisturizer, hair conditioner, or nail oil. It is good for all skin types as it soothes, softens, and protects, without clogging pores. (Since it’s non-staining, it easily washes out of fabric such as sheets and clothing.)
- Blending with essential oils. FCO is a mild, very lightly scented carrier oil that allows your essential oils to be the stars of the blend. Dilution is important for safety when applying essential oils topically, and FCO is our favorite go-to option for aromatherapy blenders and DIY experts.
- Blending with other carrier oils. To make an extra rich massage oil for dry skin, add some jojoba oil and sweet almond oil to FCO. For mature skin, add some rosehip seed oil or for wound care add some tamanu.
When combining essential oils with carrier oils, follow the instruction leaflet included with each essential oil, paying attention to the safety guidelines.
Did You Know?
Although the FDA classifies a coconut as a tree nut for food labeling purposes, coconut’s botanical classification is actually a fruit.
“A nut can be defined as a one-seeded fruit. With that loose definition, a coconut can also be a nut. However, a coconut is not a true nut. A true nut, such as the acorn, are indehiscent or do not open at maturity to release its seeds. The seeds are released when the fruit wall decays or are digested by an animal.” Library of Congress
A 2018 Study “Correlation of negative skin-prick test results for tree nuts and successful tree nut challenges among children with peanut allergy” concluded that “Despite current recommendations to avoid all tree nuts for patients with peanut allergy, the majority of patients with peanut allergy had negative SPTs and food challenges to certain tree nuts, especially macadamia, pine nut, and coconut. This pattern was seen despite most patients having multiple nut sensitizations.”
This information is provided for educational purposes only. Essential 3 recommends following the guidance of your health care provider.
FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL
Are you looking for high-quality carrier oil but are less concerned about whether it’s organic? Our regular Fractionated Coconut Oil has all the same great qualities — odorless, clear, lightweight, non-greasy, easily absorbed, and highly stable but at a slightly reduced cost from the Organic option.
At Essential 3, we select what we believe to be the best carrier oils. Whenever possible, we use unrefined versions of the oils as they contain more natural constituents, including vitamins and other beneficial ingredients.