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MCT vs Fractionated Coconut Oil

MCT Oil- the new oil for everything!

Fractioned coconut oil is also known as MCT oil. This is a liquid version of coconut oil, and is very commonly used in natural based lotions, creams, butters, soaps, CBD and THC tinctures, extracts, and edibles. Fractionated coconut oil is colorless and odorless. It is composed of medium chain triglycerides. There is no physical differences between any of our three versions of MCT, it all just depends on if you want organic and if you care that one is pure coconut or one is a palm/coconut blend.

We here at Shay have three different types of fractionated coconut/MCT for you.
97226- Conventional MCT/Fractionated Coconut Oil that is a Palm and Coconut blend
97228- 100% coconut derived MCT Fractionated Coconut Oil
97227- Organic 100% Coconut Sourced Fractionated Coconut Oil

The difference is that the conventional Fractionated Coconut/MCT 97226 can be sourced from either coconut or palm and is traditionally a blend of the two; it is also not certified organic. The 100% coconut sourced fractionated coconut oils are 100% coconut sourced, so no palm at all, and one is certified organic. If you are looking to create products that do not contain palm, then either of the 100% coconut sourced Fractionated Coconut Oils are what you need.

Ingredients/Tech Specs:
CTFA Name: Fractionated Coconut Oil
INCI Name : Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (MCT Oil)

Fractionated Coconut Oil is sold in 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 16-ounce, half-gallon, 1- gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon sizes. Please email us directly for 55-gallon+ orders.

Short Term Storage: Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.

Long Term Storage: Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.

Best Used By: One year from date of purchase. 

Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.

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