Origin: South Asia, (Philippines) and South America
Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera
Color: Off White
Melt Point: 92 Degrees. Commonly used when a harder bar of soap is required.
Aroma: Very little scent
Benefits: Has antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties and because of this is a good ingredient in foot lotions, scrubs or soaks. For hair care it helps to keep the scalp free from dandruff and lice and is a great conditioner for hair. The benefits are comparable to mineral oil. Coconut oil is also known to help combat premature aging due to its antioxidant properties.
Viscosity: Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, when warmed it becomes a runny liquid with a medium viscosity. Extra Virgin Melts easier then others.
Common Uses: Used in cosmetics and soaps as it lathers easily. It has a long shelf life so it is good for use in cosmetics that are not used often. A good ingredient for body butters as it makes the butters richer in texture. It is used as an exfoliant for the skin and as a moisturizer for all skin types. Combats wrinkles and helps to treat eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin ailments. To purchase 100% Pure Coconut Oil for all your cosmetic needs, purchase yours at SoapGoods.com.
Absorption: It absorbs well into the skin and does not leave skin oily or greasy.
Shelf Life: 12-18 months when stored in a cool dry place in solid form.
Cautions: External use only
Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids contained: Only fatty acid is oleic acid and only polyunsaturated fatty acid is linoleic acid. It contains 90% saturated fat.
Plant / Oil History: Coconut oil has been used for the past 4000 years as a food and for medical purposes. The coconut has been used not only for its oil but for its flesh, water and milk. It was and is used around the world and can find its prolific use in South and Central America, the Indian subcontinent, Africa, most of Asia and Micro-, Mele- and Poly-nesia.
Plant / Oil Description: The Coconut Tree is the only species in the genus Cocos. It is a large palm, with a height of 30 m and has pinnate leaves, 4-6 m long with each pinnate 60-90 cm long. Older leaves break away cleanly from the trunk which leaves the trunk smooth. Coconuts are the nut of the coconut palm. The Coconut Palm is grown throughout the tropical world for culinary and non-culinary purposes and for decoration.
Plant Habitat: The Coconut Palm thrives on the shorelines of tropical areas. This is because they grow well in sandy soil and is very tolerant of salinity. They prefer abundant sunlight, high humidity and a regular amount of rainfall.
Storage: Best stored in solid form below 92 deg F.
Where to Buy: You can buy wholesale coconut oil by the gallon at SoapGoods.com, your favorite supplier for bulk coconut oil.
Is it Edible: Our products are for external use only