Coconut oil has amazing benefits for your skin. It is an ingredient in several of our salves and balms.
Provides Protective Barrier:
Coconut oil’s emollient properties can be beneficial to repairing the skin’s barrier function (the outermost layer of skin that defends your body against environmental threats), making it a helpful addition to your skincare routine. Adds dry, sensitive skin or atopic dermatitis.
Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
Its antioxidant properties can help neutralize and prevent free radicals from UV rays and pollution. Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids—most notably, lauric acid, which has some serious antibacterial and antimicrobial skills, and linoleic acid.
Hydrates & Maintains Moisture:
Provides protective layer that sits on top of the skin and locks in moisture, while also preventing transepidermal water loss (where water passes through the skin and evaporates into the air).
Speeds Wound Healing:
This protective layer helps repair cracks in the outer layers of the skin more efficiently, making it harder for harmful bacteria—such as Staphylococcus, a bacteria commonly found on the skin—to invade and cause an infection.
Coconut Oil has a natural SPF of 8
Check out our Coffee Care Hand salve that features coffee infused organic coconut oil.