Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) RBD

SKU: OIL-COCONT-ZZ Categories: ,


Coconut oil is produced by crushing copra, the dried kernel, which contains about 60- 65% of the oil. (Refined,Bleached,De-odourised)  The oil has the natural sweet taste of coconut and contains 92% of saturated fatty acids(in the form of triglycerides), most of them (about 70%) are lower chain saturated fatty acids known as medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). MCFAs are not common in many vegetable oils, and the Lauric acid ib Coconut oil is at at 45- 56%.

Various fractions of coconut oil have medium chain triglycerides and these are an excellent solvent for flavours, essences, emulsifiers etc.


Coconut Oil (RBD) is one of the main oils for all soap making processes it is a major contributor to lather. In its natural form it is very good for the skin and hair. Coconut Oil can be used in soaps, creams and lotions and is good for all skin types. It makes a hard bar with big bubbly lather…. an absolute must for any veggie oil based soaps.

Coconut Oil is a precious emollient leaving the skin and hair soft, smooth & conditioned. Lubricant for massage oils. Can be added to formulas as is, and is added to the fat phase.

Use level 1 – 100% in skin care products. Finds  applications in: Creams, lotions, soaps, shampoos, protecting creams, ointments, bath oils, makeup & sun care products, personal & baby care products.

Additional information

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0.25L (250mL), 0.50L (500mL), 1.00L (1000mL), 5.00L (5000mL)

technical Data

Colour: Coconut oil is slightly yellow to colourless at or above 30 °C. It is white when in its solid form.

Odour: The typical smell of Coconut oil is that of coconuts (if not refined, bleached, and deodorized).

Melting Point: Coconut oil melts at 25° C (76° Fahrenheit). It is solid below this temperature.

Smoking Point: 1770 °C (3500 Fahrenheit).

Solubility in Water: Coconut oil forms a white homogenous mixture when beaten well in a little water. Otherwise, it is insoluble in water at room temperature.

Density: 0.9243 g/cm3

Sap Value: 258.0

CAS: 8001-31-8

INCI Name: Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil

Fatty Acid distribution


Fatty Acid distribution:

Name of fatty acid Percentage
Lauric acid 45% – 52%
Myristic acid 16% – 21%
Caprylic acid 5% – 10%
Capric acid 4% – 8%
Caproic acid 0.5% -1%
Palmitic acid 7% -10%
Oleic acid 5% -8%
Palmitoleic acid In traces
Linoleic acid 1% -3%
Linolenic acid Up -0.2%
Stearic acid 2% -4%