Refined Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil (76 degree) benefits are numerous and it’s one of the major reasons it’s revered among personal care manufacturers; it’s versatile! The Cocos nucifera, or Coconut palm tree, can grow up to 98 feet, with leaves that can grow up to 20 feet long. Coconut trees can take 6 to 10 years to bear its first fruit, taking another 15 to 20 years to reach peak production. The fruit itself is botanically not a true nut, but a drupe. The husk of a Coconut can be yellow, green, brownish, or a mix of all three, while it’s shell is almost always brown and fibrous looking, and is sometimes referred to as “brown skin”. The coconut oil is extracted from the white part found inside the shell.
It is highly nourishing and is therefore recommended for body and hair products. It provides moisture and shine to dull, damaged hair.
Saturated Fats: Predominantly, these saturated fats are medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides. When applied on the skin, they keep it smooth to the touch. Due to the presence of these fats, coconut oil also retains the moisture content of the skin, as the fats eliminate moisture loss through the pores on skin. When ingested through the regular consumption of coconut oil, these fats deposit under the skin, thus keeping it healthy and smooth, giving it an even tone and reducing the appearance of the pores.
Anti-Aging Cream: Traditionally, coconut oil has been praised and popularized for its anti-aging properties.
Proteins: Like coconuts themselves, coconut oil is rich in many proteins. These proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, both internally and externally. Proteins also contribute to cellular health and tissue repair, along with a wide range of other essential activities within the body. For any damaged cells on or near the skin, a healthy of flow of proteins guarantees their replacement at a normal rate, whereas people with protein-deficient diets heal slower and often develop more obvious scars due to the extended healing time.
The best property of coconut oil that makes it so beneficial for skin is that it does not become rancid. When you apply it on the skin, it can work for a longer time, unlike many other oils, without it getting rancid. Due to these various beneficial properties of coconut oil, it is used as an important ingredient in several skin care creams.
- Reducing hair loss and damage
- Cooling and soothing
- Moisture retention
- Hair conditioning
- Hair care for dry hair
- Hair toning
- Hair conditioning
- Helps with Hair split ends
Coconut oil can be used for skin care in the following ways:
- Lip Gel
- Skin softener – hardened and cracked feet
- Makeup remover
The above information is for general research purposes only and is not a representation or warranty of any kind. This material is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The user of this material is solely responsible for determining fitness for any particular use; requesting and reviewing the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet; and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Terms and conditions apply.