The Reported Health Uses of Topical Organic Coconut Oil
Organic coconut oil is excellent at maintaining hydrated skin. Structurally, coconut oil is taken from coconut kernels. Our tasteless and colorless Body Butter from Crosby Family Farm is unrefined certified organic coconut oil.
Composite-wise, coconut oil contains a cornucopia of fatty acids and proteins that hold antioxidants and provide myriad health benefits. It's rich in so-called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA's), which are, in great part, comprised of Caprylic acid, Lauric acid and Capric acid.
Coconut Body Butter Acts as a Salve for Wounds and Burns
Coconut is good for the skin, especially in the treatment of wounds, burns, and dermatitis. It also acts as sunblock, and as a moisturizer for the skin, thanks to the two primary fatty acids in unrefined coconut oil, caprylic and lauric, and to its antioxidant component, which team up to reduce inflammation under the skin and promote better healing.
Coconut Body Butter Acts as an Anti-Aging Component
Rich with antioxidants, coconut oil is known to slow the aging process, generally by curbing any undue stress on the liver.
Coconut Body Butter is an Amazing Body Moisturizer
Because coconut oil is fairly comedogenic, many dermatologists actually don't recommend it for use on the face — especially if you have naturally blemish-prone skin — but the body is fair game. "Instead of using it to moisturize your face, which can cause breakouts, you can use it as a moisturizer for the body because it's rich in fatty acids and has both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties," says board-certified dermatologist, Joyce Park.
Fatty acids in coconut oil help protect and nourish the skin in two main ways, says Finney. "[They] provide good barrier control and help us hold on to our own moisture, which is great because it helps both treat and prevent dryness."
Coconut Body Butter Provides Moderate Natural Eczema Relief
The key word here is "relief." As we mentioned, coconut oil isn't going to cure any conditions — eczema included — but what it can do is help mitigate some of the symptoms, like dryness and itching. In fact, a 2014 study suggests that virgin coconut oil can soothe eczema better than mineral oil.
Coconut Body Butter Helps Relieve Toenail Fungus
Coconut oil is one of the most commonly used products for natural remedies. When it comes to foot fungus, this product works like magic. The fatty acids in coconut oil work as natural fungicides, causing the fungal membranes to break down and clear up. Use gloves to rub coconut oil to the infected toenail. You can even rub coconut oil over your entire foot to leave your skin soft and nourished. A thin layer applied 2 to 3 times a day works great as a toenail fungus treatment.
Coconut Body Butter Can Tame Frizzy Hair
This trick definitely works, says hair stylist and New York City salon owner Nunzio Saviano. Rub coconut body butter in your palms to warm it up, and then simply massage it into strands. Wash it out a few hours later.
“The molecules in coconut oil are small enough so it penetrates the hair shaft,” he explained. “It locks the moisture in. That’s what keeps the hair nice and healthy looking. When your hair is dehydrated, that’s when you get flyaways and it gets really frizzy.”