Fractionated Coconut Oil - Uses and benefits & DIYs

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The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It

The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It

When it comes to many essential oil DIYs, a good carrier oil is a must. Which brings us to one of our favorite go-tos: Fractionated Coconut Oil. This oil is a “fraction” of virgin coconut oil produced through a heating process. It has excellent moisturizing capabilities, it’s odorless and it’s shelf stable. Which means you won’t have to wrestle with a rock hard tub of coconut oil in the dead of winter (we’ve all been there).

These great properties make Fractionated Coconut Oil an ideal and versatile choice for body and skin care. Here at Plant Therapy, we’ve found some fantastic ways to use this carrier oil and now they’re all in one place. 

The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It Plant Therapy Essential Oil

1. Rapid Muscle Relief

Do you have achy joints and muscles? This quick and easy salve is great for giving you a sense of relief and ease.

The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It Plant Therapy Essential Oil

2. DIY Bubble Bath Salts

Elevate your self-care game with these luxurious and relaxing bath salts.

The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It Plant Therapy Essential Oil

3. Field of Roses Wax Melts

Bring the delightful aroma of roses into your home with these fun and fragrant wax melts.

The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It Plant Therapy Essential Oil

4. Manly Fresh Essential Oil Shaving Cream

There’s something for everyone! This fantastic DIY has a manly fragrance that is sure to leave the skin silky smooth.

The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It Plant Therapy Essential Oil

5. Outdoor Spray

Protect yourself from outdoor annoyances with this quick and easy spray, featuring Citronella essential oils.

The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It Plant Therapy Essential Oil

6. Foaming Hand Soap

Keep your hands germ-free, soft and smelling fantastic with this hand soap recipe.

The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It Plant Therapy Essential Oil

7. Sun Sand and Sea Body Scrub

Exfoliation is a great addition to any good skin routine. Whip up this body scrub to help get that gorgeous glow.

The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It Plant Therapy Essential Oil

8. Outdoor Essential Oil Wipes

These easy DIY wipes are another great way to enjoy the outdoors without all the pesky annoyances that come with it.

25 thoughts on “The Top 8 Ways to Use Fractionated Coconut Oil and Why You Need It”

  1. I once made the mistake of putting a little bit of undiluted jasmine essential oil on the back of my hand. I won’t make that mistake again! My hand got red and had tiny blisters. It was very uncomfortable. I put some fractionated coconut oil on, and right away my hand started to get better. I was amazed! I just have one tiny bump left on that area, about half the size it was before I put the coconut oil on, everything else cleared up.

  2. Before getting into essential oils, I had never heard of fractionated coconut oil. After purchasing a few roll-ons from Plant Therapy, I’m excited to try out some of the recipes above!

  3. Yes! I don’t have oil skin but I use this for my cleanser mixed with coconut sugar for a little exfoliation. my skin is left super soft and hydrated, but not oils, just hydrated. It also smells(and tastes) delicious. not that i eat it but it doesn’t taste bad if some gets to my lips. I also like to mix in some Bergamot for smell and skin benefits.

  4. Fractionated Coconut Oil is on my PT Wish list!!!! I use this oil for body and skin care as well as making DIY synergies. Thanks for the handy list of great and creative ways to use the carrier oil! I can’t wait to try the Outdoor Spray and Foaming Hand Soap recipes.

  5. Fractionated coconut oil is my all time favourite carrier oil! I should really try another oil to change it up but this never fails me

  6. I wash my face with fractionated coconut oil and a little baking soda. Believe it or not, my face cleared up within a week. It seemed counter-intuitive at first to me to clean my oily skin with coconut oil. The regular coconut oil did cause breakouts, but the fractionated coconut oil is less comedogenic (pore blocking). I rub it in and it removes all my makeup, even hard to remove mascara. Then I keep baking soda in a little container and dip my fingers in and very gently swirl the baking soda onto my face mixing it in with the oil. The baking soda acts as a gentle exfoliant and is much less harsh than other scrubs (avoid delicate area around eyes). I can finally go out without foundation on after 40 years of covering my flawed complexion!

  7. Does fractionated coconut oil have anti-fungal properties like extra virgin coconut oil, or should I add anti-fungal essential oils to my recipe to ensure that effect? Thanks!

  8. Thank you for all this great ideas and recipes!!!! I will be buying more and exploring more into the diy with eos!

  9. How long does FCO last? I’ve got some mixed with EOs in roller bottles and some still unmixed, so I’m just wondering how long they’ll still be good. I used evening primrose oil as a carrier once, and it started smelling sort of rancid after a few months…

    1. As far as I know and have experienced, the fractionated coconut oil is very stable and doesn’t go rancid. When adding essential oils to it, it should be good for a long time. I’ve never had any problems with it.

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