Even the shell is used and hand carved into cups, utensils, jewelry, and musical instruments. One of the most beneficial parts is its oil. Not only can it be used for cooking, but it is also used in various products such as soaps, shampoos, hair oils, massage oils, margarine, and toothpaste.
With these two potent ingredients, coconut oil harbors vast benefits on the skin. Its antimicrobial and healing properties enable it to be used effectively on cuts and burns. Not only can it make your skin heal rapidly, but it also forms a barrier on the skin, keeping it protected from harmful bacteria and infection.
It also reverses the effects of aging. Its powerful antioxidants can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and help firm and tone the skin. It also reduces bags and puffiness under the eyes and can protect your skin from the sun and from developing age spots.
You want to purchase one that is pure virgin and is certified organic. Make sure it is fresh and not made from dried or copra and that it has not been, refined, hydrogenated, bleached or contain any GMO ingredients.