Benefits of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
We have all seen coconut oil or have come across it in our daily lives. It could have been while you were grocery shopping, online cruising, or you just might know someone that uses it. Regardless, the wide ranging benefits are wonderful and I would highly recommend it. There is evidence that suggests the fatty acids in coconut oil kill harmful bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and fungi. It can even potentially help to prevent certain infections.
So what should you look for in the stores or when you are shopping online? What does virgin in organic even mean? Is there even a difference between virgin organic coconut oil vs coconut oil? To start with, virgin is labeled as such when heat is not applied in the extraction process of its creation. The appearance, taste, and composition help to make the “virgin” coconut oil higher in quality. Heat being used in most processes break down a lot of benefits in products. Personally, I use virgin organic coconut oil in all products needing it for Earths Curious Goods. I also choose unrefined because the process keeps the coconut oil “true” to its original form with all its benefits. Plus, I feel like the fermenting process adds moisture to the final process and think rancidity has a higher chance of happening. Daniel Regan, a father of one, says “I use coconut oil on my daughter from birth and only use the organic version since it has many beneficial properties. It has helped a lot.”
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is not only good for the skin but can benefit hair as well. Michel Rosa, a local Charleston resident, says “I use coconut oil daily on my beard. It helps to maintain it.”
In summary, try to choose organic coconut oil. As a bonus, pick unrefined and virgin to get a higher quality. See if coconut oil can help improve your hair and skin. Also, as you are shopping for products, check the ingredient labels and see if you can choose the ones with it in it. I know I have already switched to it and even create products such as soap with one of the main ingredients being Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (unrefined). 🙂