Coconut Oil is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and moisturizing. Coconut Oil is composed primarily of nourishing fatty acids and is especially high in lauric acid. It also contains vitamin E and healthy fats, which help to make skin smooth. It hydrates skin for 24 hours and helps to improve skin elasticity and collagen production.
Coconut Oil is also known for its anti-aging properties. It has anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and Vitamin A, which help to slow down the aging process and may help to reduce the damage from free radicals and the sun. It has been used to treat various skin ailments such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. It is often used as a base oil in body care products such as lotions, creams and body butters. Because the skin easily absorbs Coconut Oil, it is a great choice as massage oil. A massage with Coconut Oil can also help to soothe and relax tight muscles in the body.
Coconut Oil can penetrate inside the hair shaft better than other oils because of its fatty acid structure and low molecular weight. Regular use of Coconut Oil on the hair not only nourishes your dry strands but also strengthens and protects, thus reducing protein loss and damage due to styling and coloring. It acts as an effective moisturizer while the exotic coconut scent relaxes your senses. In soap making, coconut oil helps to make a hard bar with lots of fluffy lather. This aspect of Coconut Oil is extremely valuable and makes it one of the most common oils used in soap making. However, using too much can create a soap that is drying to the skin.
Disclaimer: Store at a cool room temperature. please note that coconut oil typically melts at 24°C and hence when the temperature drops, this oil may start to solidify or appear cloudy. This does not impact quality or usability of the oil. When this happens, please slowly reheat the oil under low heat until all the solids have melted.