How do you open and use the pump of this oil?
To unlock the pump, hold the Lock Ring tightly with your fingers. Then, twist the Actuator to the left to unlock. Next, put the pump right in bottle, secure the collar, and you’re ready to use your product. You will need to press the pump a few times for the liquid to come out.
Is this oil hexane free?
Yes. Our Shiny Leaf Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil and Organic Castor Oil are hexane-free. No toxic chemicals were used to extract the oils. We strongly do not recommend using hexane on our products to keep them safe for you. This product is also alcohol-free and fragrance-free.
Is this castor oil cold-pressed?
Yes. Our Organic Castor Oil is cold-pressed and was derived from organic castor seeds.
Is this coconut oil refined or unrefined?
Shiny Leaf Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil is refined coconut oil. It is made from coconut meat that’s filtered and dried before being pressed into oil.
What is the difference between fractionated and regular (virgin) coconut oil?
Regular coconut oil, commonly labelled as “virgin coconut oil” is the base type of coconut oil. It’s usually thicker with a mild coconut flavor and aroma, and turns solid at low temperatures. Fractionated coconut oil, on the other hand, is actually regular coconut oil that is processed to make it ultralight, odorless, and stay liquid even in low temperatures. This makes fractionated coconut oil more easily absorbed by the skin and less likely to clog pores.
What is MCT?
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) is a type of fat that is rapidly digested and absorbed by your body. Known to help with energy boost and improve health. MCTs are mild compared to other fats and do not generate off-notes or bad taste.
Is this oil safe for consumption?
No. Shiny Leaf’s natural oils are not food grade and are not recommended for consumption. These are topical oils and should not be ingested. Consumption may lead to problems such as upset stomach or metabolism issues. For safety, keep this oil out of reach of children.
Can I use this coconut oil as cooking oil?
No. This coconut oil is not food grade and is recommended for external use only.
Can I use this coconut oil as sex lube?
No. This coconut oil is for external use only and may not be used as sex lube. You may ask a health expert for proper alternatives and advice.
What does the oil smell like? What is the color of the oil?
Our organic coconut oil is odorless, thin, with a very pale-yellow color. On the other hand, the Organic Castor Oil has a mild nutty scent, thicker, with a pale-yellow color.
Does it help with hair growth and regrowth?
Yes. Shiny Leaf Organic Castor Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and nutrients that can help promote healthy hair growth. It may not speed up hair growth, but using the oil helps stimulate the follicles to grow healthier and thicker strands. Mix it with coconut oil, which is also known to hydrate hair and stimulate the scalp.
Can I apply it on color-treated hair?
Yes, Shiny Leaf’s Organic Castor Oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil are color-safe for natural and color-treated hair to avoid stains and color residues.
Do these oils make my hair feel heavy?
No. Our coconut oil and castor oil balance each other to create a soft oil blend that easily absorbs. It doesn’t leave the hair feeling heavy or greasy. You can put a few drops to your palms and rub on your hair to soften and add shine. It helps tame frizz and relieve dry hair.
Do castor oil and coconut oil clog pores?
No. These oils are natural and less likely to clog your pores. They are both great for oil cleansing method for skincare. Suitable for all skin types and work for the whole body.
Is this product good for scars?
Yes. Castor Oil and Coconut Oil are known to provide moisture and nourishment for healthy skin. They help hydrate, soothe, and rejuvenate dry and irritated skin. Castor oil is especially rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, which are essential in skin rejuvenation. Regular use may assist skin renewal and reduce the visibility of scars.
How long do these products last?
If unopened, Shiny Leaf natural oils can last for two years. Make sure you store them properly so they don't oxidize. Store in a cool, dry place and keep them away from sunlight.
The lightness of coconut oil helps balance the thickness of castor oil. I mix them together for DIY hair growth treatment!- Maggie D. (Shiny Leaf Castor Oil and Coconut Oil Bundle Customer)