Coconut Oil (Solid)

(Cocos nucifera)


CONSISTENCY: solid at room temperature, melts quickly, white to clear color

PART UTILIZED: meat of the coconut

APPLICATION: Can be used 100% by itself.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: RBD Organic has no aroma, Virgin Organic has a slight coconut aroma.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Butterfly Express LLC sells both a refined bulk and a virgin organic. The difference is the bulk refined is extracted by an expeller pressed method while the virgin organic is cold pressed. The bulk refined is cheaper and has no aroma of coconut. This can be good if you are cooking with it and do not want the flavor of the coconut. The virgin refined has a slight coconut aroma as well as flavor and tends to be more expensive.

Non-Fractionated Coconut Oil is solid at normal room temperatures and white in color. When you put a small amount into the palm of your hand, the heat from your hand immediately melts it to a liquefied form, making it very easy to use as a carrier oil. It absorbs a little more slowly than the fractionated variety but leaves the skin feeling silky smooth.

There are innumerable claims made for the benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil, used both internally and externally. My personal experience bears out every one of them that I have had experience with (or had the need of). This is an amazingly healthy choice for skin care, scalp health, and as a cooking oil.

Coconut Oil nourishes the skin, preventing wrinkles, sagging skin, dryness and flaking. Coconut Oil compliments the anti-bacterial properties of essential oils by adding its own unique properties and is healing to the skin in its own right. Coconut Oil is said to prevent protein loss in hair and provide other necessary nutrients for optimal hair health.

Only a few of the benefits of Coconut Oil are mentioned here but some of the most outstanding benefits are: aids in digestion, helps maintain healthy bacterial cultures in the intestinal tract—including controlling candida overgrowth, helps maintain proper blood sugar levels, remarkable for pancreatitis and Alzheimer’s as well as liver and kidney disorders, and strengthens the immune system.

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