Simply Nerdy Mom: Fractionated Coconut Oil

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fractionated Coconut Oil

I recently began using different essential oils because I keep reading about the benefits (and there are many) of all the different kinds out there. Apparently these oils can be used for everything from beauty and health to household and even cooking!

The first oil I began using was Fractionated Coconut Oil and the brand I use is Majestic Pure. I've also used their Peppermint Oil and Lemon Oil as well. 

Fractionated Coconut Oil is exactly what it sounds like. It's a fraction of coconut oil where almost all of the chain of triglycerides are removed, leaving the medium-chained triglycerides making it a completely saturated oil. Coconut oil mainly comes in a paste which then can be heated to liquid form (or you can use it as a paste in some circumstances). This is already in liquid form. There is no odor or taste. To be honest, that was kind of disappointing to me because I love the smell and taste of coconut. 

It has a longer shelf life and does not go rancid. It's also cheaper. 
I use it mainly for oil pulling right now which is the process of  cleaning and detoxifying your teeth and gums. Basically, I take a tablespoon or so of the oil and swish it around in my mouth for 15 to 20 minutes, 3-4 times a week, usually first thing in the morning. Then after I spit it out, I proceed to brush my teeth. A few people have replaced toothpaste with coconut oil completely due to the benefits. I'm not ready to give up toothpaste. I'm very particular about oral hygiene since Periodontal Disease runs in my family and I'd like to hold off on it's effects as long as possible. 

That brings me to another benefit of oil pulling with coconut oil. Coconut oil pulling is said to actually CURE cavities. No one in my house has cavities as of right now, so I can't test this theory, but I've read many testimonials and it seems like it's worth a try. 

What else can you use coconut oil for? 
Well, Katie over at Wellness Mama has compiled a list of 101 things to do with coconut oil which you can find by clicking >> HERE

Her list is the most comprehensive list I've found so far and it's worth checking out. 

If you would like to purchase the Majestic Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil, you can find it on Amazon right now for $16.50 (16oz) with Prime.

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*Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.*

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