Besides eating it, coconut oil has many properties that make it ideal for improving the appearance and health of skin and hair. Studies have show that coconut oil can improve the moisture content of dry skin. One study even showed a reduction in eczema symptoms.
Coconut oil has been used in natural hair care products because it can protect against hair damage. It might even work as a weak sunscreen, as it can potentially block about 20 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays according to one study — but we recommend using an FDA-approved reef-friendly sunscreen to be safe.
The oil derived from coconuts has a number of emerging benefits for your health. It’s great for your skin, your brain, your heart, and your gut health. And obviously, we recommend choosing organic, naturally-grown, sustainably-sourced coconut oil to get the most benefits without any of the over-processing.