Coconut Oil in Skin Care – Kreiner Natural Soaps

Coconut Oil in Skin Care

Coconut Oil in Skin Care

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skin

It's natural!  It's moisturizing! It makes suds in soaps!  Coconut oil helps in skin barrier repair and has anti-inflammatory properties.

From Wikipedia:

Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).

Coconut Oil in History

"Possibly the first recorded coconut sighting was from Costas, an Egyptian traveler in the 5th century, A.D. He wrote about finding an “Indian nut” that many scholars today believe was the coconut. In the 9th century there are more reports of coconuts being used in China to make fibers in the market. Coconuts are talked about in the story of Sinbad the Sailor in the 1,001 Arabian Nights stories. Marco Polo referred to coconuts as “nux indica” in the year 1280. In the 1600s, the coconut was referred to as “nargils” by Sir Francis Drake. Finally in the 1700s, the Portuguese gave the coconut the name it uses today."  Special thanks to Sarah Kilvington of Coconut Oil Works.

Blinded Me With Science!

In fact, a lot of scientific research has been done on the benefits of coconut oil for skin conditions.

Coconut oil contains fatty acids and according to research published by the U.S. National Institute of Health has antibacterial properties.  Other research indicated that virgin coconut oil was beneficial for Atopic Dermatitus.  

"... a recent study found that 46 percent of patients with a chronic skin disease who used coconut oil had an excellent response in treating their condition."  See Dr. Axe.

Another National Institute of Health study in the U.S. showed that coconut oil repairs the skin barrier, has anti-oxidant properties, has anti-inflammatory effects, has wound healing properties and slows skin aging.  Wow!  Thanks, NIH!

Special thanks to Dr. Axe for great research and communication skills on this topic.

Coconut Oil and Allergies

Coconut oil is very moisturizing for the skin, but not everyone can use it.  Kreiner Natural Soaps uses coconut oil is almost all its soaps, but has a few soaps without that ingredient because there are people who are allergic to coconut oil to such a degree that it can't even be put on their skin.

Another reason people don't use coconut oil in their skin is that they have oily skin and coconut oil could block pores.

Hooray for Coconut Oil

All this research, not to mention centuries of experience, shows that coconut oil is great for your skin.