Aromatherapy Carrier Oils

Coconut, Copra Carrier Oil

Cocos nucifera

(unrefined) 50% lauric acid. Refined coconut oil is the closest substance to human sub-cutaneous fat and is more compatible with skin than vegetable oils. It has a n extremely long shelf life, since it does not turn rancid, and it does not clog pores, making it an ideal carrier for oily or troubled skin. However, fractionated (or refined) coconut oil is produced by heat, rather than cold pressing, and is usually deodorized since it's natural odour is intense.Also its "light" texture makes it a wonderful "summer use" oil, when the richer, heavier oils seem sticky on the skin. It also washes out of sheets, towels, etc. much more easily than other carrier oils, making it a boon to massage therapists.

dryness, itching, sensitive skin, tanning aid. Use as base or 10-50% additive.