The health benefits of coconut oil in cold process soap for skin are amazing; the oil possesses antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. The lauric, capric and caprylic acids within the oil are credited with many of these benefits.
There are a multitude of acne medications on the market; however, the large majority of them contain harsh chemical that can often do more damage to the skin than good. Coconut oil for acne is a great natural remedy that contains no harsh chemicals or preservatives, and helps to keep skin healthier and nourished, as it fights acne break outs.
Topically, coconut oil can be used on the skin and hair. For your skin, it’s great for soothing dryness and even irritation from rashes. It is also good for fighting wrinkles and signs of aging. Common skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema can be taken care of, along with simple chores like removing eye makeup without the use of chemicals.
Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids which are absorbed into the skin, where they can be directly utilized for nutrition and energy. This provides all the energy your skin needs to heal and maintain itself.
Coconut oil for acne benefits range from helping to kill acne causing infections, decreasing the look of acne scars and helping to prevent new ones, and alleviating inflammation caused by severe acne.
Coconut oil will absorb easily, keep the skin soft, and yet without feeling greasy. It is not like other oils used to soften rough, dry skin. It is an excellent ingredient to use in healing salves and ointments.
Coconut oil will not only bring temporary relief to the skin, but it will aid in healing and repairing. It can help bring back a youthful appearance. The coconut oil will aid in removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. The skin will become more evenly textured with a healthy shine. While doing this the coconut oil will penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and strengthen the underlying tissues.
In the making of soaps, the soap does not have a tallow smell nor the smell of a vegetable oil. Instead, it has a nice fresh smell and yields a nice fluffy lather. Coconut oil is the most important oil that we use in soap making.