Coconut Oil

What is it?

The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree family thriving on sandy soils of coastal tropical regions.

Main Benefits:

Protective, emollient, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing.

More Information:

Interestingly, the name comes from the old Spanish word coco, meaning “head” or “skull”, after the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features. It is one of the most useful trees in the world and is often referred to as the “tree of life”. It provides food, fuel, cosmetics, folk medicine and building materials. Clinical studies have revealed that coconut oil improves the symptoms of skin disorders by moisturizing and soothing the skin. It was shown to prevent trans-epidermal water loss thus increasing skin hydration and repairing skin barrier.

Scientific reference:

Varma SR et al. In vitro anti-inflammatory and skin protective properties of Virgin coconut oil. Tradit Complement Med. 2018 Jan 17;9(1):5-14.

Vaughn AR, Clark AK, Sivamani RK, Shi VY. Natural Oils for Skin-Barrier Repair: Ancient Compounds Now Backed by Modern Science. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2018 Feb;19(1):103-117.

Products featuring this ingredient

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    Nourishing and moisturizing body cream with your favorite essential oils
    Create your own masterpiece – select your favorite essential oils to add to our rich, moisturizing body cream – and make it your own! We blended this indulgent cream to feel light and absorb quickly (like a lotion), but also protect and nourish your skin for hours (like a butter). Coconut oil, shea and mango butters create a soft, silky base and replenish your skin’s own oils.


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We base our formulations on safe and healthy plant ingredients, with minimal inclusion of synthetic molecules. We eliminate ingredients that do not meet our strict requirements by leveraging the wisdom of traditional medicine and hard data generated by global scientific research.

There are never any fillers, artificial colors or fragrances in our products, and they are never tested on animals.