76 degree coconut oil is a natural, and pure coconut oil, and is generally the first choice for cold-process soap making. Coconut Oil has a very long shelf life, and makes amazing soaps, lotions, bars, and body butter additions. Coconut Oil is also great applied directly to the skin, just as it is. Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconut harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Coconut Oil also prevents dry, chapped skin, and is a Soap Making favorite during the cold, dry, months of the Fall and Winter. Coconut Oil doesn't blog pores, so it's a wonderful Carrier Oil / Fixed Oil / Base Oil to use on sensitive or problem skin. Coconut oil is rich in short and medium chain fatty acids.