Coconut Oil, Unrefined, Organic, Fair Trade
Pure, Virgin, Organically grown, Fair Trade Coconut Oil
Botanical name : Cocos nucifera
Extraction method / Source : Cold Pressed, Flesh
Shelf Life : 24 months or more, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light. Refrigeration will increase the shelf life of all fixed oils.
Key constituents: Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Lauric Acid, Vitamin E, proteins
Plant description : Botanical family : Arecaceae (Palm) The coconut tree is a tall tropical palm which can grow to a height of 100 feet. It produces large pinnate leaves atop a ragged brown trunk. The name coconut is deceiving, as the fruit is not a true nut. The fruits are large oval capsules covered in a husk, and filled with sweet white flesh and milk.
Regions of Production : Philippines
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity. Fair Trade Certified.
Characteristics : Pure unrefined coconut oil is semi-solid at room temperature, but melts quickly on the skin and is readily absorbed. It is white, with a mild distinctively coconut scent and taste.
Properties : Anti-bacterial, emollient, rejuvenative
Uses : Although coconut oil has primarily been used in food production in the past, it is gaining popularity as an ingredient in natural skin care. The oil lends itself well to making home made skin care products. It is a great moisturizer for dry and mature skin, and a quick fix for chapped lips. Helpful in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. Coconut oil is a gentle and effective natural make-up remover.
Safety : Nontoxic, Avoid if you are allergic to coconut
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