Coconut oil is a favorite among many for its amazing health promoting and beautifying properties. Women and men use coconut oil as a treatment for luxurious hair, silky skin, and for protection against the harsh rays of sun. It can protect your skin and body against microbes such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and virus. Coconut oil doesn’t promote the formation of free radicals within the oil, on your skin, or in your body. Blends made with coconut oil will last longer with less risk of going rancid. However, you need to make sure you melt the coconut oil to liquid form and let the oil cool before adding essential oils.
Virgin Coconut Oil is highly emollient and moisturizing for the skin, hair and lips. Coconut oils labeled “virgin” or “extra-virgin” are typically unrefined, meaning they haven’t been exposed to chemicals.
Fractionated Coconut Oil is an option if you prefer a liquid coconut oil without the coconut aroma. If you want to know the difference between virgin/extra virgin and fractionated coconut oil, you can read here. Virgin Coconut Oil is convenient to apply and can be used on its own when desired. Coconut oil is rather heavy so if you have acne prone skin, it is better to steer clear of this oil. It smooths skin and reveals a fresh glowing complexion for those who tolerate it well. You can use it for a lot of other things which you can read about here.
- Solid at room temperature of 76°F (24°C) and below
- Rich but fine, slightly oily feeling upon application
- Colourless when liquid, but turns white and solid when cooled, with penetrating coconut aroma
- Have a stable shelf life and stay fresh longer than other carrier oils without refrigeration. Rich in antioxidants, coconut oil is slow to oxidize and has a shelf life of at least 3 years.
- Comedogenic Rating: 4
- Skin Type: All types of skin