Latin Name: Cocos nucifera
Plant Family: Palmaceae
Extraction: Cold pressed & solvent extraction of the inside flesh of the nut
Coconut oil is a solid white, crystalline, highly saturated fat which melts at about 25°C, and has a recognisable odour. Stable when exposed to air, when solid coconut oil is fractionated and a clear liquid results. Coconut carrier is almost completely clear to white in colour. when the solid coconut is fractioned a clear liquid oil is a result. It has an easily recognisable and pleasant odour. It is emollient and nourishing.
This palm tree is of very great commercial significance, however, the origin of the plant is actually unknown. It is believed to have spread from the Indian Ocean to Malaysia and Polynesia.
Can cause allergic skin rashes in some people especially in the solvent extracted oil
Coconut Oil Safety Data Sheet