Coconut’s 50 Best Health & Beauty Uses

Follow enough health and beauty journals, and you could easily find yourself wondering, “is there anything coconut cannot do?” If you want the full story about this miracle fruit, our friends at An Organic Conversation have an interview with the foremost expert on coconut, Dr. Bruce Fife of the Coconut Research Center.

But if you’re just looking for the white paper on this beneficial ingredient used from the kitchen to your bath cabinet, we’ve got you covered. Read on.  And, spoiler alert: coconut is everything it’s cracked up to be.

Coconut oil possesses potent enzymes and nutrients that have been used for centuries to heal and nourish the body, skin, and hair. Here’s what you need to know:

Nearly 60% of coconut's fatty acids are lauric acid and caprylic acid, powerful antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal agents.

These fatty acids are medium-chain, a particularly usuable form of fat that can be burned almost entirely for energy and which promotes weightloss by helping unlock and burn stored fat in the body.

Coconut is an antioxidant, making it beneficial inside and outside the body against oxidative stress and signs of aging.

Coconut has hydrating, emollient and elasticizing properties which counter formation of wrinkles and strengthen hair.

Coconut soothes & conditions the skin, maintaining softness while nourishing and calming.

Coconuts are a sustainable crop and are predominantly grown without chemical fertilizers.