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INCI: Cocos Nucifera Oil

CAS N°.: 8001-31-8

EINECS N°.: 232-282-8

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Ref.: VHON10AU

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care and bone strength.
These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc...

Technical information
Physical status at 25°CSolid
Acid value (mg KOH/g)≤ 0,5
Iodine value (gl2/100g)6.5 - 11.0
Saponification value (mg KOH/g)245 - 256
Peroxide value (meq O2/Kg)≤ 2.0
 Unsaponifiable matter (%) ≤ 1.0
 Melting point (°C) 24 - 37
 Colour (Yellow/Red) ≤ 30.0 Y / 3.0 R
Caproic acidC 6 : 0≤ 1.5
Caprylic acidC 8 : 05.0 - 11.5
Capric acidC10 : 05.0 - 10.0
Lauric acidC12 : 044.0 - 52.0
Mystiric acid C14 : 015.0 - 25.0
Palmitic acidC16 : 06.0 - 12.0
Palmitoleic acidC16 : 1≤ 0.5
Stearic acidC18 : 01 - 5
Oleic acidC18 : 14 - 10
Linoleic acidC18 : 21 - 3
Linolenic acidC18 : 3 ≤ 0,5
Arachidic acidC20 : 0≤ 0,5
Eicosic acidC22 : 0≤ 0,2


Properties and Cosmetic Applications

Hair Care : Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them a shinny complexion. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins requyired for nourishing damaged hair. It is therefore used as hair care oil and used in manufacturing various conditioners and dandruff relief creams. Coconut oil is normallyapplied topically for hair care.
Skin Care : Coconut oil is excellent for the skin as well. It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins, including dry skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil. Further, unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin with the application of coconut oil. Coconut oil therfore is a safe solution for preventing druness and flaking of skin. It is also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatoitis, eczema and other skin infections. Therefore coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various body care products such as soaps, lotions, cvreams, etc., used for skin care.
Premature aging : Coconut oil helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases dur to its antioxidants properties.

Packaging and Storage
12 months in cool conditions in unopened containers.