Coconut Oil

A Natural Way to Hydrate and Protect your skin

Coconut oil is a natural oil that is extracted from the coconut fruit. It is a rich source of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that can benefit your skin in many ways.

In this article, we will discuss the three biggest skin benefits of coconut oil and why it is a great ingredient for natural and handmade soap bars.

Botany and history of the coconut

The coconut palm is native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. It is a large tree that can grow up to 100 feet tall. The coconut fruit grows on the coconut palm tree and is typically about 6-12 inches in diameter.

Coconut oil, also called coconut fat or according to the INCI name Sodium Cocoate, is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing or extracting the dried white flesh of the coconut.

This oil contains by far the most saturated fatty acids of all vegetable oils, including lauric acid and palmitic acid. In addition, it contains unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid, but also phytosterols, cholesterol, minerals and vitamins E and K.

Coconut fat has antibacterial properties, which provides a strong cleaning effect and provides a lot of foam. That’s why every Nature Bar soap and shampoo bar contains a healthy dose of organic coconut oil.


3 biggest skin benefits of coconut oil

Hydrates and Moisturizes the Skin

Coconut oil is a good source of lauric acid, which is a fatty acid that easily penetrates the skin and provides deep hydration. Coconut oil also helps to create a protective barrier on the skin to help prevent moisture loss.

Soothes and Calms the Skin

Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This makes it ideal for soothing and calming irritated skin. Coconut oil can also help to reduce redness and inflammation.

Protects the Skin from Damage

Coconut oil is a good source of vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant. Vitamin E helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and lead to premature aging.


Coconut oil is a safe and effective natural ingredient that can benefit your skin in many ways. It is a good source of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that can help to hydrate and moisturize the skin, soothe and calm the skin, and protect the skin from damage.

If you are looking for a natural way to improve your skin health, consider using products that contain coconut oil, such as our natural and handmade soap bars.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice or treatment.

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