Fractionated coconut oil comes from solid coconut oil from the Cocos Nucifera seed that has been physically processed to separate it into different fractions. The solid portion is further divided into specific saturated fats like lauric acid; the liquid portion is fractionated coconut oil. The fractionation process naturally deodorizes the oil.
Fractionated coconut oil is composed primarliy of medium-chain triglycerides, known as MCT in the cosmetic and supplement industries. It stays liquid at room temperature, is clear, and is shelf stable for use in creams, lotions, and many other cosmetic preparations. It quickly absorbs into the skin and acts as an effective carrier for other topical applications - hence why many natural health professionals use it as a carrier oil for essential oils. .