What is Fractionated Coconut Oil?


Ah, yes. If you weren’t already inundated with the myriad of essential, botanical, and carrier oils to learn about, now you’re curious as to what makes this type of Coconut Oil so very special. Allow me to share why. It’s a liquid revolution of sorts. First off, this oil is less about scent or benefits for skin. Fractionated Coconut Oil is about acquiring a purer oil of nature’s goodness. Fractionated Coconut Oil is created through a separation process where the non-chemical the smaller molecules of Coconut Oil (that remain liquid at room temperature) are separated out from the whole Coconut Oil resulting in a lightweight oil.

Because this version of Coconut Oil is not as weighty as it’s original form, the fractionated variation is highly preferred as a carrier oil as it penetrates the skin very well, making it highly suitable for the delivery of essential oils. In addition, fractionating raises the comparative concentration of Capric and Caprylic acids, thus giving it a more anti oxidant and disinfecting edge. The refining process removes impurities, which could cause the oil to become rancid over time. So, as you can see the shock effects of the mass market have not taken over by serving up mediocre ingredients. With their disdain for the norm, most niche brands will go the extra distance to make their oils as pure as possible.