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Coconut Oil

*Also Called: Cocos Nucifera Oil

Cosmetic / Ingestion Purposes:

Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Masking, Emollient

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Coconut Oil

What does it do? What is it used for? Read further to learn how Organna CBD uses this ingredient to compliment our product offerings.

in simple terms,

Coconut oil is an edible oil derived from the wick, meat, and milk of the coconut palm fruit.

How safe is 

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil rated a 1 out of 10. This ingredient is considered low hazard and SAFE! Organna CBD only uses All-Natural ingredients in the formulation of our products.

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Let's dive a little deeper...

There is certainly some craze going on for coconut oil both in the nutritional eating area (frequently sworn to be the most restorative oil to cook with) and in the cosmetic industry. 

Chemically speaking, coconut oil has a remarkable fatty acid profile. Unlike numerous plant oils that primarily contain unsaturated fatty acids (fatty acids with double bonds and kinky structures such as linoleic or oleic), coconut oil is mainly saturated (fatty acids with single bonds only), and its most essential fatty acid is Lauric Acid (about 50%). Saturated fatty acids retain a linear structure that can pile nice and close. Hence, they are generally solid at room temperature. Coconut oil melts at approximately 25 °C, so while it's solid in the tub, coconut oil melts on contact with the skin.

The saturated essence of coconut oil also suggests that this heavy-duty oil is ideal for dry skin types. Double-blind research verified that extra virgin coconut oil is as effective in treating xerosis (aka very dry skin) as mineral oil. Another study discovered that coconut oil is more effective than mineral oil in children managing mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (aka eczema).

So when it comes to dry skin, coconut oil is a keeper; no questions about it. The question is if it is good or harmful for acne-prone skin. Its main fatty acid, Lauric Acid, has some research indicating that it is a promising ingredient against nasty acne-causing bacteria, P. acnes. While some claim that it worked wonders on their acne, others say it gave them severe blackheads and zits. Try it at your own risk. 

As for hair care, coconut oil has reasonably solid research indicating that it can penetrate the hair very well (more efficiently than mineral or sunflower oils). It prevents hair protein loss and combing damage. If you are experiencing issues with damaged hair or split ends, we recommend you try coconut oil as a pre-or/and post-wash treatment. 

Several other things worth noting: coconut oil might aid with wound recovery (promising animal study). It exhibits antifungal activity (against dermatophytes that cause the thing known as ringworm). It also functions as an insect repellent against black flies. 

Overall, coconut oil is definitely a keeper for hair and dry skin. If that warrants the magic oil status it enjoys, we don't know. 

Coconut oil has gained popularity for its potential health benefits and various uses in recent years. It is derived from the meat of mature coconuts and is composed primarily of saturated fats, with a significant portion being medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Here are some of the potential health benefits of coconut oil:

Heart Health

  • While coconut oil is high in saturated fats, it contains a unique type of saturated fat called lauric acid, which may raise both good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels. Some studies suggest that the type of saturated fat in coconut oil may have a neutral or mildly beneficial effect on heart health. However, it's important to consume it in moderation.

Weight Management

  • MCTs in coconut oil may promote feelings of fullness and increase calorie expenditure, potentially aiding in weight management. Some people incorporate MCT oil or coconut oil into their diets as part of a ketogenic diet plan.

Improved Brain Function

  • The MCTs in coconut oil can be converted into ketones, which serve as an alternative energy source for the brain. This has led to interest in the potential use of MCTs in managing conditions like Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.

Antimicrobial Properties

  • Lauric acid and other compounds in coconut oil exhibit antimicrobial properties. They can help combat bacteria, fungi, and viruses. As a result, coconut oil is sometimes used for oil pulling (swishing oil in the mouth for oral health) and as a topical treatment for skin conditions.

Skin and Hair Care

  • Coconut oil is a popular ingredient in skincare and haircare products due to its moisturizing properties. It can help hydrate and nourish the skin and hair. It is often used for conditions like dry skin and dandruff.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

  • Some research suggests that the antioxidants and polyphenols in coconut oil may have anti-inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial in reducing inflammation in the body.

Digestive Health

  • Coconut oil may support digestion by improving the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. It can also have a soothing effect on the digestive system.

Improved Dental Health

  • Oil pulling with coconut oil is a traditional practice that is believed to help improve oral health by reducing harmful bacteria in the mouth and promoting healthy gums.

It's important to note that while there are potential health benefits associated with coconut oil, it is high in calories and saturated fats. Therefore, it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Also, individual responses to coconut oil may vary, and not all people will experience the same benefits.

When incorporating coconut oil into your diet or beauty routine, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. Additionally, opt for virgin or extra-virgin coconut oil as it is less processed and retains more of its beneficial compounds.

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