I love Coconut Oil. Why? So many reasons.
In my search for skin products that didn’t aggravate my and my children’s sensitive skin, coconut oil was the first thing I found that provided a measure of relief. I used it on my skin and hair and used it on my daughter’s itchy scalp. Although I use a lot of other ingredients in my Sauce products, coconut oil is the first thing I reach for when I’m formulating something new.
What makes coconut oil so special?
Coconut oil contains saturated fats, which may not be so great for your cholesterol but are wonderful for your skin. They make the skin feel smooth and also help to prevent moisture loss. It also contains other fatty acids, capric, caprylic, and lauric acids. These have strong anti-microbial properties, which means that they can help to eliminate fungal growths on your skin. It may also help to reduce bacteria that cause acne. I’m not saying it’s a cure for pimples but it may help. Other chemical substances in coconut oil act as antioxidants. All in all, the composition of coconut oil make it an excellent moisturizer, which is why I use it so much in my products.
Finally, I like using coconut oil in my products because it has a long shelf life – around 24 months. I don’t want the Sauces you buy to go bad quickly so I try to use ingredients like coconut oil that have a long shelf life.
If you are looking for coconut oil on the ingredient list, it’s formal name is Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil.