Why coconut oil is your must-have beauty product

I am the first to admit that I am completely in love with coconut oil. It is the oil that is extracted by drying and pressing the mature flesh of a coconut. Despite being villainised for a while because of how high in saturated fat it is, coconut oil is enjoying a new found popularity as a ‘healthy oil’ option in some cases. Its high burning point makes it ideal for frying and its palatable taste and aroma make it an ideal binder for raw food snacks and sweets. Aside from being good for your body, this oil is also particularly great for your skin. It is rich in moisturising compounds like vitamin A and vitamin C as well as anti-microbial compounds like lauric acid.

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