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Coconut oil is considered a fixed oil because it is solid at very low temperatures similar to tallow or lard, but melts at slightly above room temperature (76° F). It is also the most popular base oil used in the soap and body care industry. White in color when in its solid form and then clear when melted, this oil is produced from the fresh flesh of the coconut palm fruit. The coconuts are shelled and pared then the white meat of the coconut is ground and dried. The dried meat of the coconut is called "copra." Once dried, the copra is then mechanically (expeller) pressed at a controlled temperature to separate the oil from the meat. This mechanical pressing is normally done at low temperatures but not low enough for it to be considered cold pressed. Once the oil is pressed from the copra, it is then passed through a filtering system and finally packaged. Since this coconut oil is unrefined, meaning that it is not bleached or deodorized, it retains the flavor and aroma of coconut. We have found that some consumers don't like the flavor or aroma of coconut in their cooking or in their body care products so we offer both unrefined and refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) coconut oil to meet the needs and preferences of all of our customers.
Coconut oil is very popular for many reasons. Not only is it is a light, non-greasy, non-clogging and easy-to-absorb oil but it also provides moisturizing properties to soap, skin and hair care products. High in lauric acid (44-52%) and a good source of Vitamin E, it can help soothe dry, itchy or sensitive skin. It is Non-GMO Project Verified, non-hydrogenated, naturally resistant to rancidity and can withstand high temperatures. It is one of the #1 fats preferred by soap makers because it has the ability to make hard, moisturizing bars of soap with bubbly and fluffy lather.
Coconut oil is used not only as a staple ingredient in the culinary world, but it is also one of the most popular fixed oils used in the body and hair care industries. You will find it used as the base fat in both hot and cold process soaps. It is also widely used in balms, creams, lotions, moisturizers, solid perfumes, make-up remover and hair styling products.
Product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Product should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity controlled environment. Industry standard for shelf life on this product, when stored under optimum conditions, is 24 months from the date of manufacture.
248 to 265 mg KOH per gram of fat
Conversion Value for NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide) = 0.184 oz
Conversion Value for KOH (Potassium Hydroxide) = 0.258 oz
Please note that this information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.