The coconut is such a unique gift from nature. Technically speaking, it’s a fruit, a nut, and a seed. For our purposes, let’s just refer to it as a botanical. Among its unique qualities is its fat content. No other plant in nature has such a high fat content. It’s comparable to fat in an animal source. Yet, this is a good thing.
Coconut oil is a great oil to cook with because it’s a great source of medium-chain fatty acids. Your body digests and burns these easily and without the insulin spike.
From a skin care perspective, you want to use products that moisturize as well as protect and coconut oil is great for this because it resists oxidation and is considered to be an antioxidant because of this quality.
If you like making up your own recipes at home, you’ll enjoy these 10 ways to use coconut in your natural skin care routine –