Aethereo Massage Oils contain only pure essential oils in a Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) base. Rather than use coconut oil (which is not stable under all conditions), we use the fractionated medium-chain triglycerides from coconut oil. These are the fatty acid esters of glycerol, mainly caprylic, capric, and a smaller proportion of caproic fatty acids. In common usage, the term “Fractionated Coconut Oil” (FCO) is used. The abbreviation MCT is also commonly used.
Widely used in medications, cosmetics, and food, FCO is non-toxic, has no discernible aroma, color, or taste of its own. As it contains only medium-chain triglycerides, it is the most stable of all carrier oils. These highly stable formulations will not oxidize with normal use. Aethereo Massage Oils offer pure, clean aromas unhindered by extraneous smells often found in other carrier oils. Their superior ‘glide’ means less is used during each massage.
The PET bottles do not promote photo-oxidation of the constituents. The essential oils are protected by the fractionated coconut oil, which additionally shields the essential oil from atmospheric oxidation. Responsible storage away from sources of heat and light will add further protection.