At Lively Living, we’re very excited to introduce the latest product in our ever-expanding range, Cocos Nucifera Oil, or as it’s more commonly known, Fractionated Coconut Oil. This light, colourless oil is a 100% pure and natural emollient that is fast becoming the ‘must have’ partner product favoured by aromatherapists and lovers of essential oil everywhere.
Sounds exciting! But what exactly is Fractionated Coconut Oil?
In its purest form fractionated coconut oil is oil that has been extracted from the meat of a coconut, and then processed or ‘fractionated’ to create a clear, liquidised oil that is light and non-greasy.
Normal coconut oil – such as the one you might keep on your pantry shelf – is solid at room temperature. When fractionated, coconut oil remains liquid at room temperature, making it a widely-used natural ingredient for soaps, skincare, and cosmetics, and as a carrier oil for the distribution of essential oil.
A carrier oil for essential oils? How does that work?
Fractionated coconut oil is widely regarded as one of the best oils to dilute and distribute essential oils topically. It is known as a ‘carrier oil’ in that it “carries” oil to the skin for maximum safe absorption and benefit. Some essential oils are incredibly potent, with properties that can cause irritation, burning, or redness when applied directly to the skin. By using a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, you can reap the benefits of your essential oils, while avoiding any potential reactions to your skin.
Fractionated coconut oil is the perfect carrier oil to transform your essential oils into moisturising or massage oils. It’s light weight, easily absorbed, non-greasy, and won’t clog pores.
What are some of the different ways I can use Fractionated Coconut Oil?
You’re in for a sensory treat with fractionated coconut oil. This clever carrier brings some fresh new additions to your holistic toolkit! Try some of these family-friendly ideas, where self-care at home takes on a whole new level of wellbeing, vitality, and relaxation:
- Use on its own as a moisturiser to protect and hydrate your skin, or as a treatment oil to soothe and rejuvenate dry, sore, or irritated skin.
- Add a few drops of your favourite Lively Living Essential Oil Blend to tailor a massage oil to your emotional requirements. You’ll be transported to new states of wellbeing whether you’re seeking to relax, soothe, calm, uplift, or promote positivity or a good night’s sleep.
- If you love an aromatic bath, you may be surprised to learn that adding essential oils directly to the bath water is problematic. Oil and water don’t mix, so your oil will float on the surface, rather than be dispersed throughout. By combining your essential oil with carrier oil first, and stirring through the bath, you’re guaranteed an even circulation.
- A few drops of oil applied to the soles of the feet is one of the most efficient ways to absorb essential oils rapidly. This is because our soles contain some of the largest pores on our body. A few drops of essential oil-infused carrier oil rubbed into the soles of the feet is a powerful way to experience the myriad health benefits.
As an added bonus, as Fractionated Coconut Oil is non-greasy and clear it won’t stain your towels, sheets, or linen!
How do I use Lively Living Fractionated Coconut Oil?
Simply mix a few drops (we recommend between 3 – 5 drops, depending on your skin’s sensitivity) of your Lively Living Essential Oil mixed with approximately 5ml of Lively Living Fractionated Coconut Oil, massage into, or roll on to skin, and enjoy the aromatic emotional and physiological benefits of our 100% Certified Organic essential oil!
Natural, affordable and convenient…
Lively Living Fractionated Coconut Oil is natural, pure, affordable, and convenient. A little goes a very long way and, with its virtually indefinite shelf-life, you’re guaranteed amazing value backed by Lively Living’s reputation for quality and excellence in every 125ml bottle.Go Back»