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Coconut Oil

Commonly known as: Coconut oil
Botanical name: Cocos Nucifera
Extraction process: First cold pressure of the coconut pulp resulting from the organic farming, then removal of mucilage, bleaching and deodorization (RBD) by entrainment with the vapor under controlled temperature.
Family: Aceraceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Coconut pulp.
Location: Subtropical and tropical regions of the world, particularly present in tropical Asia, Indonesia, Philippines and India.
Flowering: All year round.
Provenance, origin: Philippines.
Phytochemical composition: Saturated fatty acids (arachidic acid, behenic acid, erucic acid, lignoceric acid, lauric acid, caprylic acid, lauric acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, myristic acid, caproic acid, acide aprique, margarine acid), monounsaturated fatty acids (nervonic acid, oleic acid, palmitoleic acid), polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid, linolenic acid), (vitamins (A and E)
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Solid at 20°C or liquid above 26°C; Color: White - beige in the solid state or transparent in the liquid state; Odor: Typical; Touch: Dry.
Physical characteristics: Quality: 100% pure and of natural origin ingredients; Density: 0.908 - 0.921 g/cm3; Comedogenic index: 4; Oxidative potential: Stable; Saponification value: 248 - 265 mgKOH/g; Refractive index: 1.448 - 1.450; Insoluble in water; pH: Non-aqueous product
Benefits: Nourishing, fortifying, emollient, fragrant, restructuring, repairing, antioxidant, softening, moisturizing, soothing, anti-bacterial, foaming, brings softness to skin and hair.
Concerns: All skin types, especially dry, damaged, rough skin lacking elasticity; All hair types, especially dry, curly hair and hair with split ends.

Details

Properties

  • Soothing:

  • Fortifying:

  • Nourishing:

Use

  • Face care (creams, make-up removing oils, lip balms);

  • Body care (washing oils, balms, milks, hand and foot creams, deodorants, scrubs, solid soaps);

  • Hair care (shampoos, care masks, conditioners, hair oils).

Preservation

Store in a cool dry place, away from direct light and humidity, and at a temperature between 2 and 15°C.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Coconut oil is well tolerated by all skin and hair types. It does not present any side effects. It is suitable for pregnant and nursing women, as well as for babies and young children. Indeed, coconut oil is considered by the international committee of experts as a safe cosmetic ingredient, which can be used up to a concentration of 80% in the finished product.

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Coconut oil nourishes and prevents skin dehydration. It leaves the skin feeling soft and has a subtle, sweet fragrance. It’s also effective in hair care, as its high concentration of lauric acid gives it a high affinity for hair proteins.