Fractionated coconut is more compatible with skin than vegetable oils: the oil is said to be the closest substance to human subcutaneous fat. Pressed from coconut meat, it contains nourishing fatty acids that help hydrate and protect skin. These include linoleic acid (vitamin F), helping skin retain moisture and lauric acid, giving antibacterial properties. Coconut oil also has an unlimited shelf life.
Using coconut as a carrier
Carrier oils are base oils used with essential oils to make massage blends. The carrier oil holds the essential oils and carries them into the body during a massage.
Please note: adding too much essential oil is the same as taking more medicine than the recommended dose. It can be dangerous. We recommend reading a good book on essential oil uses.
When mixing oils from a recipe be careful not to add more of the essential oil than recommended for one massage. If the skin is dry and you need more oil, just add more carrier base oil – not more essential oil.
- Only mix up enough oil for one massage, as some oils do not last when mixed. We suggest using a saucer for mixing.
- Always keep your oils in a safe, cool, dark place and keep them as you would any medicines.
- Use as body moisturiser
- Use on scalp and hair