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. All our natural oils are hexane-free. No toxic chemicals were used to extract these 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 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.
Can I use sweet almond oil if I am allergic to nuts?
For safety, we strongly advice to avoid the use of sweet almond oil or any natural oil taken from nuts if you have nut allergies. For suspected skin sensitivity, discontinue use and see a doctor.
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 Sweet Almond Oil has a slight sweet nutty aroma and it is very pale yellow in color, while the Organic Castor Oil has a nutty aroma and yellowish color. In terms of thickness, castor oil is the thickest, almond oil in the middle, and coconut oil is the lightest.
Does it help with hair growth and regrowth?
Yes. Coconut oil and castor oil are both known to help stimulate the hair follicles. Mix them with sweet almond oil to provide the hair with maximum moisture. Use regularly to help with better growth of shiny, healthy-looking hair.
Can I apply it on color-treated hair?
Yes, Shiny Leaf’s natural oils are color-safe. They are great for natural and color-treated hair without causing stains and color residues.
Do these oils make my hair feel heavy?
No. Our coconut oil and sweet almond oil are lightweight and won’t leave a greasy feeling when applied to hair. You can put a few drops to your palms and rub on your hair to soften and add shine. They help tame frizz, relieve dry hair, and reduce split ends. When using the castor oil, try mixing with the coconut oil to make the texture lighter and easy to absorb.
Do castor oil, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil clog pores?
No. These oils are natural and noncomedogenic. That means they are less likely to clog your pores. They are both great oils for all skin types and work for sensitive skin.
Is this product good for scars?
Yes. Organic Castor Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Coconut Oil are rich in natural moisture that helps soften and rejuvenate the skin. Castor Oil and Sweet Almond Oil are rich in fatty acids, which help improve the skin’s elasticity and assists in faster skin repair. Together, they help hydrate, soothe, and rejuvenate dry and irritated skin. Regular use may assist skin renewal and reduce the visibility of scars and stretch marks.
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.