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Coconut water makes a great recovery drink and its fibrous husk, when burned, say, in a campfire, repels mosquitoes.

 That fun fact is brought to you by the upcoming World Coconut Day on Thursday, Sept. 2. (Um … where did August go? Wow!)

One of nature’s most versatile products, the coconut plant, and its various parts can be used for cosmetic preparations, food and drink, and decorating, among dozens of other utilitarian offerings. It’s a perfect time to talk about the best carrier oil for the TLEO line of 100% pure essential oils with no fillers, no synthetics, no GMOs, and no impurities – TLEO Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. It’s necessary when considering skin sensitivity, to dilute them in a carrier – either a carrier oil or another type of liquid, depending on what the recipe calls for. Our exclusive TLEO Fractionated Coconut Oil is the best carrier for topical application. TLEO FCO is 100% pure Cocos nucifera oil from Southeast Asia. Through cold-press extraction, it comes from the fruit of the coconut, and our FCO’s purity ensures it won’t interfere with our pure essential oils’ components.

Other acceptable carrier oils include jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, sweet almond oil,

virgin olive oil (the more high-end, the better), and grapeseed oil. However, these may not work as effectively as FCO, as their own constituents may inhibit the actives in essential oils. But when you’re in a jam, they’re suitable to fill in for FCO.

TLEO FCO is lightweight, silky smooth, and soluble with the TLEO collection. Because its refined, it can maintain a liquid state, unlike unrefined coconut oil, which can harden into a wax and must be repeatedly turned back into a liquid for most uses with essential oils. And, most importantly, if a carrier oil is not refined, its compounds can interfere with or reduce the impact of the star ingredient: the essential oils themselves.

TLEO FCO won’t leave skin or hands feeling greasy and doesn’t clog pores. It’s colorless and has almost zero scent. These qualities help Total Life Essential Oils FCO elevate the experience and the benefits of our amazing essential oils.

FCO is a wonderous vehicle for massages and spot treatment in diminishing feelings of soreness, aches, and pains. You can easily use it with our TLEO Amber Roller Bottles, for quick application, anytime, or for travel and on-the-go convenience.

Spot treatments can include application to:

  • Pulse points – Temples, neck, back of neck, wrists, soles of feet) for uplifting feelings or to support a restful night
  • Skin irritations, blemishes, to support a decreased appearance of redness, swelling, disruption

Each TLEO scent is regarded as an excellent component in skin care.

Remember: Always do a spot test first, for potential skin sensitivity; citrus oils may cause photosensitivity. Also do a spot test whenever you introduce a new component to your skin care routine.

TLEO Massage Moment of Zen

  • 40-50 drops TLEO Guardian Blend
  • 4 oz. TLEO FCO

Add to a TLEO Amber Glass Spray Bottle (8 oz.). Instead of inserting trigger sprayer, screw on a plastic cap or place a sustainable cork in the opening. Roll bottle around with wrist to thoroughly blend. Or: TLEO Lemongrass is wonderful on its own in this recipe, as well.

DIY Sore Spot Salvation

  • 3-4 drops TLEO Revitalize Blend
  • 1 tsp. TLEO FCO

Add to a TLEO Amber Roller Bottle and blend. Massage onto skin in areas of soreness.

TLEO Banish the Blemish

  • 1-2 drops TLEO Eucalyptus
  • 1 tsp. TLEO FCO

Add to a TLEO Amber Roller Bottle and blend. Roll onto blemishes to help diminish the appearance of irritation/inflammation. Alternatively, use a flat cotton round (which distributes the blend best) or a cotton ball. Make sure skin around irritation is clean. Gently apply in a dabbing motion.


*These recommendations are for educational purposes only. Test first for possible sensitivity. If pregnant or breast-feeding, or taking medications, ask a health professional before use, and consult your doctor about contraindications. Keep out of reach of children. This product line is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or mitigate any disease.

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