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Ingredient Spotlight – Coconut Oil

SpotlightHere at Wyldewood, we love coconut oil and use it in all our soaps as well as all our lip balms.  Coconut oil has gained a lot of popularity as a cooking oil recently, but we wanted to show some of the benefits of using it in soaps and other skin applications.

  1.  High in Lauric Acid – Coconut Oil is reputed to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties.  These properties are usually attributed to the high lauric acid content of coconut oil.
  2. Contains Medium Chain Fatty Acids – This allows coconut oil to absorb easily.
  3. Low Melting Point – Coconut Oil has a low melting point which allows it to melt quickly with your body heat and start absorbing quickly.

Want more ideas for coconut oil?  Check out Wellness Mama’s list of 101 Uses for Coconut Oil.