A light, highly refined oil captured by solvent extraction of the dried flesh of the coconut. Most coconut oil is semi-solid at room temperature, though it is possible to obtain a fractionated coconut oil which remains liquid even in cool temperatures. This is obtained by heating solid coconut oil and mechanically separating out the liquid fraction. Aromatherapists who choose coconut oil as a base do so because the oil is virtually odourless, and therefore does not mask the aromas of essential oils. Although devoid of nutrients (due to the refining process), solid coconut oil is known to block up to 20 per cent of the sun's harmful rays.
Percentage in Blends: Can be used as a base oil for aromatherapy massage, 100 per cent. However, it is more useful as a bland carrier for essential oil perfumes.
Availability: Solid coconut oil is widely available from chemists. The fractionated oil is more easily obtainable from essential oil suppliers.
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Anonymous - April 24, 2006, 02:44
Is this oil okay to cook with?
ZooScape Moderator - April 25, 2006, 12:23
This Coconut Oil is made for blending with other essential oils and is a carrier oil only. It is not suitable for cooking and should only be used externally and never taken internatlly.
Bianca Rosa® natural carrier oils provide the perfect medium in which to dilute potent essential oils and "carry" them onto the skin and into the body. These deep-nourishing oils provide even distribution and absorption with light and non-sticky lubrication. Depending on the potency of the essential oil being diluted, generally, adding 1-3 drops of essential oil to every 5 mL (1 tsp.) of carrier oil is sufficient for most massage or skin care needs. Massage gently into the skin with a circular motion. Apply as needed or as directed.
FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY. NOT TO BE TAKEN INTERNALLY.
Should skin sensitivity occur discontinue use. Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of reach of children. Allergic reactions to this oil is a possibility, though less so than regular coconut.
Coconut oil may irritate sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin carry out a skin test before use.
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