Benefits of Coconut Oil in Natural Skin Care and Hair Treatments

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Coconut Oil is a natural mix of oils and fatty acids just like our skin and hair. The complex make-up of coconut oil gives it many natural benefits that the synthetic oils found in non-100% pure beauty products just cannot offer.

Here are some of the best reasons why coconut oil is an important ingredient in natural skin care and hair treatment products and why it is a favorite here at Utama Spice.

Natural hair treatment

The unique fat composition of coconut oil helps nourish your hair and scalp which means thick, shiny hair. It also helps to condition hair by locking in moisture and reducing protein loss which can make hair look unhealthy.

If your hair is already dry or damaged, or you suffer from dandruff or other dry skin issues, coconut oil is an excellent natural hair treatment. Unlike synthetic oils found in other products, coconut oil is almost certain to be non-allergenic, so it won’t irritate your scalp while it helps to restore the delicate protein balance of your hair and moisturize your skin and roots.

Coconut oil can also help prevent lice, making it an excellent, safe product for your children’s hair.

These many great benefits of coconut oil are why it has been used for generations in homemade hair remedies by women in Indonesia and other tropical regions of the world.

Natural skin care

Coconut oil is an effective moisturizer on all types of skin. Unlike synthetic oils, it won’t react with your skin making it safe to use by almost anyone, at any age.

The oil works to restore and maintain the fatty acid balance of your skin while actively re-hydrating it, helping your skin look younger and more healthy, with less sagging and wrinkles.

It also provides natural anti-oxidant benefits which over time may help prevent various signs of premature aging. It also has mild antimicrobial properties making it a great option when trying to deal with skin problems such as dermatitis and eczema that can be prone to infection and irritation, or as a topical healing balm for use on cuts and bruises where its complex make-up of nutrients can help to speed up the healing process.

It is also a natural sunscreen, and although we strongly advise you to take proper precautions when going out in strong UV light for extended periods, on a day-to-day basis using coconut oil in your facial cleanser, body lotion or Lip Balm gives exposed skin an extra layer protection against sun damage.

Other coconut oil benefits

But perhaps the most overlooked and undeniable benefit of coconut oil is that it simply smells great and feels luxurious and silky-smooth on your skin. The experience of being smothered in Body Butter or massaged with Body Oil is soothing and relaxing, and if we can reduce stress in our lives and improve our mental health, we end up looking and feeling younger and healthier, all completely naturally!

For more great tips on using coconut oil check out this list, and if you have any tips for your own please share them with us on our Facebook page or post them in the comments below.

Benefits of Coconut Oil


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132 thoughts on “Benefits of Coconut Oil in Natural Skin Care and Hair Treatments

  1. Jennifermai says:

    I love coconut, it’s so good for the hair … Admittedly I also rather love it in chocolate!!!

  2. Nena Sinclair says:

    Coconut oil is wonderful for so many things and it leaves my skin and hair feeling so great!

  3. Annmarie W. says:

    I knew it made a great moisturizer, but never thought of it much as a hair conditioner. Will have to try that!

  4. DEBRA GIFFORD says:

    I have used many products, throughout the years, with coconut oil in them. I especially like the way they leave my hair so soft & manageable.

  5. ERICA WEAVER says:

    i love using coconut oil so good for many things plus i love its all natural so anyone can use it

  6. Rebekah Thompson says:

    My sister talks about how you should use coconut oil for almost everything. At one point she bought me some but I moved and my roommate got it. I need to actually try it.

  7. Whitney Lindeman says:

    Awwyeah, coconut oil fixes everything! And it doesn’t hurt that it smells heavenly.

  8. Stella says:

    I used to have dandruff and nothing would work until I started using virgin coconut oil. Now I rarely get dandruff!

  9. Katie Amanda says:

    I’m a little nervous that it would make my hair oily. I would give it a try, though.

  10. Minnie says:

    The page “Benefits of Coconut Oil” is very interesting and informative. I learned a lot from this page. It was a very educational experience for me. I had no clue that coconut oil was good on hair. It fights several hair problems. Keep Up the amazing good work. Thank you. 🙂

  11. wen budro says:

    I love learning about natural skin and health products. Coconut oil looks like it’s wonderful for the skin.

  12. Ellen Watkins says:

    I never knew that coconut oil had so many benefits! I will start using this from now on.

  13. charmaigne says:

    i used to apply coconut oil in my hair. when i was a child, my grandmother would buy me one

  14. Joana Oliveira Silva says:

    coconut oil is something that i really love and im glad you did an article like this it really help nothing more of the benefits of the oil! thank you keep the good work.kiss

  15. Alice F says:

    I enjoy the luscious scent of coconut and that Coconut can be used for so many different uses.

  16. Gina Ferrell says:

    I love the smell of Coconut and Coconut oil is so great for many things. It’s really great for your hair as I found out by a good friend of mine.

  17. Sally Gearhart says:

    Great article and i always have some coconut oil on hand. I absolutely use it from head to toe, i always take my makeup off with it!

  18. Heather Swarthout says:

    I use coconut oil all the time, even for my dog due to dry skin in the winter time. It works wonders and it smells and tastes great!

  19. Kelly says:

    I use coconut oil a lot. Both in the kitchen and for my skin care and dental toothpaste. I love it.

  20. Michele Pineda says:

    I have heard good things about coconut oil but have yet to try it. I think I will be using it soon however, since I am looking for more natural solutions for skin and hair and medicines.

  21. Rebecca says:

    I love coconut oil. I swish it in my mouth for 20 minutes each day. It whitens teeth and freshens breath.

  22. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I wondered if it was good for my hair – and obviously it is!!!! Thanks for the post

  23. patricia caradonna says:

    I never new coconut oil is so beneficial to skin and hair. I definitely will start using today.

  24. Toria Mason says:

    I love cooking with coconut oil, but I need to get better at using it in my health/skin care.

  25. Shakeia Rieux says:

    This is very informative and helpful! I didn’t know the benefits you get from using coconut oil. I use gel that has coconut oil in it.

  26. Anke Doehm says:

    Thank you for all the info….I love Utama Spice…I found you in Bali first and did not know that you are also in the US…..I am also in love with all the incense 🙂 Just ordered…

  27. Kerry P says:

    discovering coconut oil for my skin has been the best thing ever! I have not used a moisturizing lotion since! I don’t know what most of the ingredients in lotion are… and the ones i do recognize, I never really wanted on my skin!

  28. Deb E says:

    I’ve always loved the scent of coconut–reminds me of the the beach. It gives me a little lift with its scent so I add it to my daily routine.

  29. Lynne B says:

    I can see using it for my hair or body. Unfortunately, my oily and sometimes acneic facial skin wouldn’t tolerate it.

  30. Andreas Theodoulou says:

    my wife uses coconut oil on her hands , very useful and soothing. I love drinking coconut water. interesting , wow !

  31. rohimic says:

    Coconut oil is an all-natural way to eliminate many of the toxic ingredients found on drugstore shelves.

  32. Deb E says:

    Rereading this and didn’t realize coconut oil helps prevent lice. I know kids have trouble with this and this would be an inexpensive preventative solution.

  33. Miracles Herbs says:

    Good blog post. I want to thank you for interesting and helpful information and I like your point of view. Thank you!- I love to read this type of material Good and attractive information I take from it.. Thank you for posting such a good article.

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