Friday, December 13, 2013
Someone was asking me how coconut oil benefits the skin, which sent me to do some researching. The first article I found was from the Huffington Post newspaper. I think this paragraph summarizes a main benefit: "Also, many commercial brands of moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin. In contrast, coconut oil provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin's surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture. It also great for shine and as a natural moisturizer for your hair." Petroleum is bad for your skin and some make up companies use it in their products. But coconut oil goes deep into the skin and helps remove excessive dead cells that are on your skin. If that is the only reason, that is enough for me. You can read the article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/coconut-oil-benefits_n_1625631.html Coconut oil is also a good oil to use in making soap. Too much can be drying on the skin, but if the correct amount is used, the soap will be valuable.