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Coconut Oil – RBD


Coconut oil – RBD, stands for Refined, Bleached and Deodorised.

Due to this process the oil has no smell and no taste and has a long shelf life. Coconut oil is solid at below 24 degrees Celsius.

Coconut oil is a highly effective moisturiser. It’s small molecular structure allows for easy absorption through the skin, giving it a soft smooth and healthy appearance.

Coconut oil is very beneficial when used for hair care and skin care particularly when combined with essential oils.


Botanical Name: Cocos nucifer

Coconut oil RBD is made from dried coconut (also known as copra). The standard end product made from dried kernel is RBD oil which means that it has been Refined, Bleached and Deodorised.

The oil has to undergo this process to filter out impurities and to make it more stable and is a common way to mass-produce coconut oil. Because it’s refined it’s fairly tasteless and doesn’t smell like coconut which means that it can withstand higher cooking temperatures before it reaches its smoke point. This type of coconut oil is a less expensive oil that is wonderful for use as a soap base and in massage blends.

Coconut oil has strong antioxidant properties. It’s main active constituents are lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid, caproic acid and myristic acid. These ingredients have antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Lauric acid is a saturated fat and a medium chain fatty acid that forms a compound called monolaurin when it reacts with enzymes. This monolaurin is a potent germ and fungus killer, helpful in dealing with viruses and bacteria. It also helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia.

Coconut oil RBD is often used in cosmetics, soaps and homecare products.


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