Organic refined coconut oil is great for general moisturizing and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin. Coconut oil is without a doubt, the number one lather-producing agent used in soaps. And is the first choice for most people in the cosmetics and soap industry. Will melt at 76-79 degrees.
The refined coconut oil is processed using the organically approved methods of physical extraction and refining. For the extraction step, the coconuts are broken into pieces and the coconut meat is allowed to dry, and once it is dried, the meat or flesh of the coconut is hydraulically pressed at 100-130 degrees Fahrenheit to extract the oil. The resulting oil is passed through a filter press to produce the finished material, but it still has to go through the RBD (refining, bleaching and deodorizing) process.
The refining, bleaching, and deodorizing process goes as follows:
1. Product is de-gummed through addition of citric acid. 2. Product is bleached through addition activated charcoal. 3. The filtering aid diatomaceous earth is added prior to filtering step, which removes the processing aids added in the previous steps. 4. Product is deodorized with steam and vacuum methods.
Note that the items added during the process (citric acid, activated charcoal, and diatomaceous earth) are classified as “processing aids” and not additives because they are entirely removed during processing and are not found in the finished product.
Extraction Method: Expeller-pressed Refinement Techniques: Refined Intended Use: Food and cosmetic use
Packaging: This oil comes packaged in plastic jars
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