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What the heck is fractionated coconut oil?

We use fractionated coconut oil as a base in our fragrances. Three years ago when Jennifer was experimenting, blending and playing with fragrance combinations the thing to use in fragrance oils was a chemical additive called "Dipropylene Glycol". To her this didn't sound like anything she wanted to put on her skin, let alone have other people put on theirs. Your skin after all is your largest organ. So she began to research other natural options, she came across information on fractionated coconut oil that works well as a "base". So she tried it and it was perfect. But what IS it?? Here's a great explanation.

What is Fractionated Coconut Oil?

As the name implies, 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, 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.

Posted on November 10 2015 by Jennifer McKay Newton

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