Coconut Oil (Fractionated)

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  • INCI Name: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Colour: Clear to yellow
  • Method of Extraction: Fractionated, palm-derived from sustainable sources

What Is Fractionated Coconut Oil?

Fractionated coconut oil, often advertised as “MCT oil” and “liquid coconut oil”, has a botanical name of Cocos nucifera (L.) and is colourless or transparent in appearance. It also has a thin consistency and fairly odourless scent that is ideal for use in many applications. 

The source of this oil, the coconut fruit, grows on the coconut palm, botanically known as Cocos nucifera (L.). These palms are indigenous to tropical regions of Asia, including countries like India, the Philippines, and Thailand. The trees flourish in sandy soils, benefiting from ample sunlight and consistent rainfall. These ideal growing conditions contribute to the richness and quality of the coconut oil derived from these fruits.

Fractionated coconut oil is distinctive in its physical properties. Unlike virgin coconut oil, which can be cloudy and can solidify at room temperature, fractionated coconut oil remains clear and liquid. This liquid state is due to the removal of certain fatty acids, especially lauric acid, which has a higher melting point. The absence of these longer-chain fatty acids gives fractionated coconut oil its thin, non-greasy consistency.

Moreover, while virgin coconut oil has a notable tropical scent due to its full range of fatty acids and natural compounds, fractionated coconut oil is relatively odourless. This lack of scent makes it more versatile, as it doesn't interfere with other fragrances or essential oils it might be mixed with.

Fractionated Coconut Oil Uses

Fractionated coconut oil, due to its unique properties, has found applications in a range of non-health-related sectors. Here are some of its uses:

Perfumes and Fragrances  

In the realm of perfumes and fragrances, the base or carrier oil plays a crucial yet often understated role. The primary function of this base is to act as a vehicle for the fragrant compounds, ensuring they remain stable, are applied smoothly, and are released gradually over time. Fractionated coconut oil has emerged as a particularly effective carrier oil in this context, and here's why:

Odourless Nature  

One of the foundational requirements for a carrier oil in perfumery is that it should be neutral or nearly odourless. The presence of a strong inherent scent in the carrier oil can distort or compete with the fragrance notes intended by the perfumer. Fractionated coconut oil, being virtually scent-free, offers a blank canvas. This ensures that when fragrant compounds are mixed with it, their aromas remain true to their original profiles and are not altered or muddied by the carrier's scent.


Fractionated coconut oil is highly stable due to its resistance to oxidation. This stability ensures that the perfume's scent remains consistent over time and doesn't degrade or change due to reactions with the carrier oil. This is particularly crucial for high-end perfumes, which might be stored for extended periods before use.


The liquid and smooth consistency of fractionated coconut oil allows for easy blending with fragrant compounds. This ensures a homogeneous mixture, where each application delivers a consistent scent profile.

Sillage and Longevity  

'Sillage' refers to the trail of scent left behind by a perfume, and 'longevity' pertains to how long a fragrance lasts on the skin. A good carrier oil can enhance both. Fractionated coconut oil's ability to slowly evaporate and release the fragrance compounds gradually can extend the perfume's longevity on the skin and ensure a more pronounced sillage.

Soap Making  

Fractionated coconut oil can be used in soap production, where it contributes to the lathering properties of the soap and ensures a smoother texture.


Lubricants are essential in numerous applications, from vast industrial machinery to small household items. While many lubricants are derived from petrochemical sources or are synthetically produced, natural alternatives like fractionated coconut oil have found their niche, especially for specific, less demanding applications.

Why Fractionated Coconut Oil Works 


Its resistance to oxidation means that fractionated coconut oil doesn't break down quickly when exposed to air. This stability ensures a prolonged lubricating effect compared to some other natural oils that might oxidise and lose their efficacy.

Resistance to Temperature Fluctuations

While not suited for high-temperature industrial applications, fractionated coconut oil can handle typical temperature variations in household settings without losing its viscosity of lubricating properties.

Safety and Biodegradability

Being derived from a natural source, fractionated coconut oil is biodegradable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. For applications where environmental concerns or potential exposure to skin are factors, it presents a safer option.

Typical Applications in Households:

Door Hinges

To silence squeaky door hinges or ensure smoother movement.

Scissors and Tools  

To improve the action of scissors, pliers, or other hand tools that may become stiff over time.

Lock Mechanisms  

A drop can make key insertion smoother and improve the turning mechanism.

Sewing Machines  

For some domestic sewing machines, it can keep moving parts functioning smoothly, though one should always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines.

Bicycle Chains  

For casual cyclists, it can keep the chain moving seamlessly.

Wooden Drawers  

To reduce friction and improve glide in wooden drawer tracks.


Candles, over the centuries, have transformed from mere sources of light to objects of ambience, decor, and therapeutic value. Crafting high-quality candles requires a careful selection of ingredients, and this is where fractionated coconut oil has carved out its role.

Role of Fractionated Coconut Oil in Candle Making 

Enhanced Consistency: 

The consistency of the wax blend plays a pivotal role in the final quality of the candle. Fractionated coconut oil, being liquid at room temperature, can be mixed with harder waxes to modify their consistency. By doing so, candle makers can achieve a more desirable, smoother texture in the final product.

Improved Burn Quality

The burn quality of a candle determines how evenly it melts, the steadiness of its flame, and its overall burning time. Incorporating fractionated coconut oil can result in a more consistent and cleaner burn, reducing occurrences of issues like tunnelling (where only the centre of the candle melts, leaving a ring of unburnt wax around the perimeter).

Fragrance Carrier  

In scented candles, the oil acts as a carrier or extender for fragrances and essential oils. Its near-odourless nature ensures that it doesn't interfere with the candle's intended scent. Moreover, its stable nature means it can hold and release the fragrance evenly as the candle burns.

Improved Mould Release 

For candles made in moulds, a smoother blend incorporating fractionated coconut oil can ensure easier release from the mould, resulting in a cleaner and more defined candle shape.


While pure beeswax or certain speciality waxes can be pricey, blending them with fractionated coconut oil can be a cost-effective way to produce a larger volume of high-quality candles without compromising too much on the desired characteristics.

Ingredients That Blend Well With Fractionated Coconut Oil

Where Can I Buy Fractionated Coconut Oil in Bulk at Wholesale Prices Near Me?

At N-Essentials, we source our best selections of carrier oils from highly reputable suppliers. Our range of oils and natural products meets the highest possible standards and you receive only the best that nature has to offer.

If you have questions about our fractionated coconut oil or any of our other items, feel free to give us a call.  

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59 Reviews

  • 4
    White Bottle is Difficult to use

    Published by Sitara Singh on 10th Jan 2023

    I love this oil and have no issues with the product. However the white container it comes in is so difficult to use. The Oil is solid inside and there is no way to tell how much is left because it is white and much of the product is left inside because it is tall. It needs to be in a clear bottle or wider jar. N-essentials>>> Thanks for your feedback. We can see that you have posted this review in the wrong product listing. It should be for the Coconut RBD oil instead of Fractionated Coconut Oil as Coconut RBD oil remains solid in room temperature. You purchased this product back in Oct 2021 when bottles are in short supply due to COVID19. We have now since reverted back to amber bottles.

  • 4
    Remains oil

    Published by Ovie okagbare on 6th May 2020

    I love the fractionated coconut oil. It stays an oil. Although it doesn't have a scent, its feels great when used as a carrier oil

  • 5
    Wouldn't use anything else!

    Published by Grace on 26th Mar 2020

    I bought FCO to make up roller bottles of essential oils. After buying FCO on eBay, and buying some on N-essentials, I noticed a difference in the consistency, and have vowed to only use N-essentials from thereon. I use FCO every day, for sprays, rollers, dilution of face wash, and cleaning essentials, and I will continue to shop with N-essentials for life.

  • 5
    100% top quality

    Published by Unknown on 3rd Mar 2020

    coconut oil is one of my go to carrier oils ,i love the way it makes my skin feel and Nessential hasn't disappointed one bit.

  • 5
    Still an oil

    Published by Lynnette on 29th Oct 2019

    I love coconut oil for my skin and hair. I REALLY LOVE fractionated coconut oil because it stays an oil, mixing well with my butters, feeling less greasy when used alone. I also love the smell of coconut oil, however the fractionated oil doesn't have as strong a scent. I've definitely had a better result with my face creams using the fractionated coconut oil and am now a convert. Thanks for the great service N Essentials.

  • 5
    So versatile

    Published by Jacqueline Thomas on 15th Oct 2019

    I love love love this product. I used to use organic coconut oil but it would go rock hard in the cooler weather. I use this on my skin and to make my own toothpaste - my oral health has never been better.

  • 5
    Raeleen Semmens

    Published by Raeleen Semmens on 2nd Oct 2018

    I purchase a number of products from N-essentials one of my favourites is Aloe Vera mixed with equal parts fractionated coconut oil makes a great eye serum and also removes that stubborn eye makeup. Both of these products are great quality and value for money. I use their essential oils also. Love the fact I can order on line with an easy pick up just up the road. I highly recommend try N-essentials great products at great prices

  • 5
    Gina Scarcella

    Published by Gina Scarcella on 24th Sep 2018

    I have been purchasing the 5L container and it is excellent! I currently use it for my perfumes, and I love that you can see how much you have left in the container with the clear strip down the side. I've purchased this kind of coconut oil from other suppliers before I discovered N-Essentials, and the quality and price is better and cheaper compared to other suppliers I've used, including the addition of shipping on top.

  • 5
    Kerry Bonney

    Published by Kerry Bonney on 16th Sep 2018

    I purchased the 5 litre fractionated coconut oil to use with essential oils at a folk festival. I was really impressed with the quality of the oil. The clear marker on the side of the bottle was very helpful for judging the amount we were using. Thank you!

  • 5
    Sarah Brydon

    Published by Sarah Brydon on 30th Aug 2018

    Im really loving this oil. Well priced and highly absorbable and moisturising. Mixes well with other oils and holds fragrance well.

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