Green Valley Aromatherapy

Coconut Oil Fractionated, Liquid

The scientific name for coconut is cocos nucifera. According to the Coconut Research Center, early Spanish explorers called it "coco" which means "monkey face". The indentations on the hairy nut looked like a monkey to them. The word nucifera means "nut bearing".

There are several terms that are used to describe the process of making coconut oil - refined, virgin, fractionated... but what's the difference? The term "refined" refers to oils that are made from "copra". Copra is the meat of the coconut that has been sun dried, smoke dried, or kiln dried and has picked up impurities. To remove these impurities the oil is refined, filtered through bleaching clays, and heated to deodorize it. This is also known as fractionated coconut oil.

Green Valley Aromatherapy's essential oil ready-to-use products are made with fractionated coconut oil, in order to provide a sterile base for adding essential oils and extended shelf life.

A recent article stated that head lice in certain geographical regions have gradually been becoming resistant to the chemical products that used to help us manage these unwelcome infestations. Some are calling the resistant head louse a strain of "super lice" which show increasing resistance even to tried and true essential oil remedies like tea tree oil. There is new evidence to suggest that coconut oil may be a super alternative, suffocating the lice and making it hard for them to stay on the hair shaft.