When it comes to coconut oil, all the noise is quite a lot. Coconut oil is everywhere!
As popular as coconut oil is in food, soap making discovered it long ago. And once it was discovered, coconut oil became a standard.
As a soap making oil, coconut is many things at once. Some oils contribute only one characteristic to soap – fluffy lather, bar hardness, or nourishing capability. Coconut oil has a part in them all. And because it contains mainly medium-chain fatty acids, unlike most other oils, coconut oil enhances a soap’s interaction with water, adding to its cleansing properties.
Lauric, Capric, and Caprylic Acid – These fatty acids from the coconut are antimicrobial agents. This means that they help fight against nasty things like viruses, bacteria, fungi, and yeast. Who needs anti-bacterial soap when you can just use coconut oil!
Abundant micronutrients – Including calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron, selenium, and vitamins C and E. These micronutrients can pack a world of benefits from lowering blood pressure (manganese) to dandruff alleviation and prevention of skin aging (selenium).
Saponified coconut oil can be used in soap or other bath products to bring some of the benefits of eating the coconut to your skin. Saponified oils are those that are transformed to a hardened state during the soap making process. Look for soap like Ms. Billie's artisan organic soap that has coconut as one of the main ingredients, as it is a fatty acid that will provide your skin with great benefits.
Want more info about health benefits of coconut oil? Check out this blog post from cognitune.com