VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
A famous oil, and just as popular, today we’ll be talking about Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera). The name “Coconut” is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish word that means “head” or “skull,” because of the three indents that resemble the features of a human head.
Historically, the oil was used as a remedy for treating illnesses and infection, healing wounds, promoting the growth of strong bones, and protecting skin against blemishes. The use of Coconut Oil has been a fundamental aspect of many societies all around the world, such as South and Central America, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Polynesia, and most of Asia.
Studies show that coconut oil, which is extracted from the meat of mature coconuts, may improve skin barrier function and repair, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, fights the signs of skin aging, and makes an effective moisturiser.
Jokingly referred to as the remedy for all ailments, here’s an in depth breakdown of the benefits of this beautiful, silky oil:
LAURIC ACID: Eliminates and prevents various viruses. Exhibist smoothing properties and textures when used in body butter, soaps and salves.
CAPRIC ACID AND CAPRYLIC ACID: Contributes antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Repairs and strengthens damaged hair while adding shine. Prevents the spread of harmful bacteria.
LINOLEIC ACIDS: Facilitates wound healing. Exhibits anti-inflammatory properties. Promotes moisture retention in skin and hair.
OLEIC ACIDS: Maintains the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin and hair. Reduces the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines. Exhibits antioxidant properties. Prevents joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain.
POLYPHENOLS: Contributes scent and antioxidant properties to Coconut Oil. Soothes inflammation. Repairs dry, damaged skin. Improves skin elasticity, especially for prematurely aging skin. Enhances moisture levels in skin. Protects skin against UV rays. Boosts circulation to skin.
MEDIUM-CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES: Eliminates harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Offers intense moisture. Boosts hair growth.
How do you use Coconut Oil?