Organic Virgin Coconut oil is made directly from the flesh of coconuts and allowed to solidify at room temperature. It has fantastic health benefits both as a food and as a massage oil, carrier oil and used pure for topical treatments for skin and hair.
Cooking with Virgin Coconut Oil
Although Virgin Coconut Oil is a 90% saturated fat, it is a very healthy oil to cook with because of the medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) it contains. These can improve your health in many ways. MCFAs are easy to digest and convert straight into energy instead of being stored by the body. They also boost the metabolism – making Virgin Coconut Oil a healthy cooking oil for dieting and weight loss.
Rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, nutritious Organic Virgin Coconut Oil contains lauric acid – a fatty acid that promotes a healthy immune system so is helpful for people with immune system related diseases. Other important benefits of virgin coconut oil include supporting healthy thyroid function, skin health, metabolism regulation, and mood stabilisation. Starting to cook with Organic Virgin Coconut oil can help your heath straight away.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil as a lotion
Moisturising and soothing, Virgin Coconut Oil helps to hydrate dry skin, promoting elasticity. Massaged into the mail beds it can improve nail health, and can be used for hair treatments for deep conditioning.
Virgin Coconut Oil is also excellent for massage, offering a thicker texture than fractionated coconut oil and almond oil. It may be used as a carrier oil for essential oils but care should be taken the ensure oils are thoroughly mixed before use.