What is coconut oil?
Coconut or copra oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. (Cocos nucifera) Because of its high saturated fat content, it is slow to oxidize making it more resistant to rancidification lasting up to six months without spoiling.
It is refined and unrefined coconut oil making this a great fat to cook with or use for skincare. Refined coconut oil can be heated up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, has a neutral scent or flavor, made from dried coconuts, and streamed refined which means no chemicals are used. Virgin coconut oil has a coconut scent or flavor that can heat up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit made from fresh coconuts and is unrefined. Both virgin or refined coconut oil can be used interchangeably in recipes for cooking or in the creation of natural skincare products.
What are the benefits of coconut oil for the skin?
Coconut oil has a wide and diverse range of beauty-enhancing properties that is has become a very popular ingredient in many beauty products. So, wondering what are the beauty benefits of using this amazing and natural oil? Many natural skin cleansers contain coconut oil, it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and moisturizing properties. Coconut oil is known for its amazing skin hydration that it provides along with its anti-aging benefits containing Vitamins A and E.
Not only is using coconut oil on your face going to give you an amazing and healthy glow, but you can also use coconut oil on the body as well. It is great for treating various skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. It can also help to restore the skin’s natural PH levels thus leaving it feeling silky and smooth.
Many people around the world also use coconut oil not only for their skin but for their hair as well. This oil is great for those who have a hard time keeping their hair hydrated and moisturized and this oil can penetrate the hair shaft better than any other oil. Coconut oil on the hair not only nourishes dry strands but it can also strengthen and protect reducing protein loss and damage.
You can use coconut oil in the bath, so it does not always have to be applied directly to the skin. By using this method, it can add relaxation and help moisturize the skin from head to toe, by rejuvenating, nourishing and re-hydrating dry skin. As the owner of Body Butters Creations natural handmade skincare products coconut oil is one of the main ingredients that we use inside of our skincare products. It has many skin health benefits and is safe for the skin, using natural skincare products will always benefit your skin. If you are looking for products that contain a blend of coconut oil you can shop our collection of natural skin care products for women, men, and children. We are always creating food for the skin!