Coconut oil, what we can also call as the wonder oil, offers us the best of the best benefits – most of which are unknown to a number of us.
Coming to the point – coconut oil (also known as copra oil), is an edible oil that is extracted from the kernel of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut tree. Pure coconut oil (also called virgin coconut oil) contains about 92 percent saturated fat, which is one of the highest compositions amongst foods and oils containing saturated fats.
Life & Form has chosen for the coconut from Amphawa district, Thailand. Due to its favorable location, the soil is full of minerals. The Amphawa Coconut is smaller and has thicker white meat than edible coconut, full of naturally occurring ingredients, making it a great choice for body and hair care cosmetics.
Just like any fat, coconut oil too is a blend of fatty acids. Lauric and myristic acids are the two major fatty acids present in the oil (44 percent of lauric acid and 16.8 percent of myristic acid), which are responsible for most of the benefits the oil provides.
Extra virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh matured coconuts. It contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT), lauric acid that is rich in anti-oxidants and is also found in breast milk. It helps the body in absorbing other minerals and nutrients. Another important benefit is that it contains zero cholesterol. Unrefined coconut oil is always the best choice as it is never processed with chemicals. This type of oil comes with the fullest of coconut flavor and contains the maximum amount of phytonutrients.
50% of the fat present in the coconut oil is of a rare kind, and is known as lauric acid (4). The human body converts the lauric acid into monolaurin, which is rich in antibacterial, antiviral and antiprotozoal properties. Lauric acid is the most powerful destroyer of gram-negative bacteria and virus, and coconut oil is the major source of this acid on earth.
The best aspect 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 getting rancid. Due to these various beneficial properties of coconut oil, it is used as an important ingredient in several skin care body scrubs, creams, and lotions.
Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps you do away with dry and hard skin conditions. Coconut oil is also good for hardened and cracked feet, which may happen due to excessive cold or strenuous work that requires standing. The cracks in your feet will not vanish, but your feet will become softer within days if you apply coconut oil to the affected area.
Life & Form Coconut Butter Body Scrub is a blend made from the best, organic, virgin coconut oil, and organic shea butter. The ground walnut will gently exfoliate dead and dry skin on your body, whereas the blend of coconut and shea butter hydrates your skin.
Coconut is an excellent skin moisturizer
Coconut oil is inarguably the best moisturizer out there, and the only one you’d ever need. Solidified coconut oil has a texture similar to plain petroleum jelly, but it does not feel sticky or greasy on your skin because our body temperature is normally above 97F.
Coconut oil hydrates into your skin as soon as you apply it, without leaving any kind of residues. It easily seeps into the skin pores, moisturizing deeply and thoroughly.
If you have oily skin, you can still make use of the moisturizing effect of this oil. Overproduction of sebum is often the result of inadequate skin hydration; it is body’s own attempt to prevent further dehydration. However, extra sebum secretion can cause skin problems like comedo formation and acne, especially when dry, flaky skin easily forms keratin plugs over the follicles.
Life & Form Coconut Body Lotion is a silky formulation, made of the best, organic, virgin coconut oil.
Safe, effective and hypoallergenic…
Many people shy away from coconut oil on account of it being a tree-nut oil. Coconut oil indeed comes from the coconut trees, but coconut is a drupe, botanically speaking, not a nut. So there’s no reason why a person with peanut or tree-nut allergies should have a similar reaction to coconut oil. Besides, it is certain proteins in nuts that cause allergic reactions; and there are no proteins in coconut oil.