So what is Fractionated Coconut Oil MCT (Medium-Chain Triglyceride)? It is literally a “fraction” of Virgin Coconut Oil and is produced via a heating process that isolates medium-chain triglycerides from other fatty acids. This allows Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) to retain the same incredible moisturizing ability as Virgin Coconut Oil. However, unlike Virgin Coconut Oil, FCO is virtually colorless, odorless, and liquid at all temperatures. This process refines, clarifies, and deodorizes the oil. FCO will always remain liquid regardless of temperature and it will not solidify.
FCO absorbs very quickly into the skin which makes it ideal for use with any essential oil or blend. This wonderful carrier oil can help moisturize the skin, remove makeup, and help keep hair lustrous and smooth. It readily penetrates the skin, making it perfect for roller-ball blends, creams, and lotions without leaving a greasy feeling. Easy to use by itself or with your favorite essential oils, FCO is a definite must-have!
Unlike most other carriers, FCO is extremely resistant to rancidity. The shelf life is at least 2 years under proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight) and refrigeration is not needed.
Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera Extraction Method: Heat Processed Aromatic Scent: FCO has no scent. Shelf Life: 2-3 Years Consistency: Thinner than most carrier oils. Cautions: Although unlikely because of the heat processing, allergic reaction to this oil is a possibility. Check with your doctor if in doubt.