ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Coconut Oil Wonders

Updated on February 28, 2012

Ayurvedic Coconut, fruit extraordinaire

Dry and itchy skin find a quick and effective remedy in coconut oil due to its beneficial components. Coconut oil does not only provide necessary healing and nourishment for both your skin and hair, but it is reported to ail a long list of ailments, including diaper rash, psoriasis, ringworm, herpes and scabies. Instead of mineral oil or petrolatum, coconut oil is the natural organic ingredient of any beauty regime.

What about a nut that's a fruit?

Coconut oil is 90% saturated fat yet is excellent for your health because is a medium chain fatty acid, recommended for the heart. The main ingredient in coconut oil is lauric acid which, upon consumption, is metabolized into monolaurin, a natural immune booster. Lauric acid is also found in human breast milk. This compound is reported to be antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial.

Like hydrogen peroxide and aloe vera, among many others, the benefits of coconut oil seem endless. When it comes to skin care, its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties makes it a great choice for conditions like dermatitis, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

Wake up your body every morning by pampering it with coconut oil. Along with cocoa and shea butter is the ingredient of choice to nourish your skin while naturally moisturizing.

Its great uses and benefits

Coconut oil is safe for use on your face and body. It can do wonders for your face as it can prevent sagging and diminish wrinkles, so it prevents premature aging. Try coconut oil instead of mineral oil as a natural make-up remover. Coconut stays liquid at room temperature and feels light on the skin.

Use a cotton ball for your face and go ahead and splurge your body in it. Some drops of coconut oil in your bath or while pedicuring soothes, softens cleans your skin on a microbial level and gives you a hint of aromatherapy. You get soft, supple and healthy skin... all in one step.

What else is good for?

As stated above, there are endless uses for coconut oil. It is recommended to clean and balance the organism as a whole. It is so versatile that in Ayurveda, the palm tree is referred to as “The Tree of Life”.

Mixed with jojoba oil, coconut oil can repel the mites that cause scabies. Coconut oil has shown a superior performance when it comes to prevent hair damage. It even helps preterm babies gain weight, yet is used by professional athletes as part as their weight control regime.

Coconut oil enhances the body’s ability to absorb minerals like calcium and magnesium. So for those with osteoporosis, coconut oil can turn into a great supplement. Try coconut oil for greasy hands, it’s a natural degreaser.

No side effects

Although its name, coconut is not a nut, but a fruit. In 2006, the Federal Drug Administration classified it under nuts, or tree nuts, but this is misleading. When you open a coconut, there is no nut inside, but coconut water, also highly acclaimed for its properties. Those allergic to nuts should not steer away from this versatile produce. There are no known allergies caused by coconut oil. In fact, there are some that swear that have had their allergies cured with coconut oil therapy.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • LoveJewel profile image


      7 years ago from Texas

      I am so glad i came across this hub. I have been looking for something new, something different, for nothing works on my dry scaly skin that constantly peels. no matter how offend i wash my hair and mosturize, my skin sucks ontiments and common mosturizer up quickly. I will give this a try.

    • kerlynb profile image


      7 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      LOL! I try not to breathe when I take it :) Seriously. I know of others though who have gotten used to VCO that they take in 3.5 tablespoons, which is actually the ideal amount, every day.

    • CrazyGata profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Plenty of cousin coconuts here in Puerto Rico as well, so HOLA! thenks for posting and following. :) I'm still getting around the taking it internally part, how did you go about that?

      I tried it once and it wasn't that pleasant... Could you relate? Thanks again!

    • kerlynb profile image


      7 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      I personally use and take VCO, which is plenty here in the Philippines. I take 2 tablespoons a day for my overall health. I also apply VCO on my damp skin after shower. I have to say, I've seen wonders :)


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)