What is Fractionated Coconut Oil? Many people are familiar with whole coconut oil which is a solid a room temperature but do not have experience with Fractionated Coconut oil. But if you haven't tried it you are missing out on a truly great product! Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) is obtained in a separation process (fractionation) of coconut oil, wherein fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides – caprylic and capric acid – are isolated. For those who prefer the holistic approach, please note that Fractionated Coconut Oil is not a whole or complete oil. It is a superb carrier oil for essential oils. It's appearance is clear, colorless, slightly viscous liquid vegetable oil. FCO is completely liquid, colorless, odorless, non-greasy, and resists rancidity. It is light textured, penetrating, and non-staining and makes an excellent carrier oil for massage and to help with the absorption of other therapeutic oils into the skin. It also washes out of linens and clothes easily, without any additives. Fractionated Coconut oil is highly stable with an indefinite shelf life, however, it is recommended that this oil be stored in a refrigerator and used within 1-2 years of the purchase date.