Study of Preterm Infants Confirms Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skin

A recent study in India was devised to give scientific authenticity for a traditional Indian practice of massaging newborns' skin with coconut oil. The study was published by the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, in September 2015 as “Topical Oil Application and Trans-Epidermal Water Loss in Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Infants-A Randomized Trial." The researchers' objective was to determine coconut oil's protection against trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). There have been many attempts at resolving preterm and term birth water loss among newborns that are more along the technical lines of Western medicine's hospital hardware. This was the first study that focused on the traditional Indian method of massaging the infants with coconut oil. The researchers discovered the coconut oil treated infants had significantly lower TEWL than the group that was not treated topically with coconut oil. Those coconut oil treated newborn infants were without skin bacterial colonization and displayed an overall better quality of skin than the untreated group.

Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Cleanser for Problem Skin

Using a facial cleanser as a part of your daily skin care ritual is one of the essential outward practices to maintaining clean, healthy skin. Many acne–fighting and exfoliating facial cleansers and masks contain little beads to help “polish” the skin by taking dead layers off, while a creamy and cleaning base should help moisturize and condition. Instead of shelling out money and being wasteful in the process of trial and error in trying to find a product that works for your skin, try making it at home with only two ingredients you probably already have: coconut oil and baking soda.

How to Use Coconut Oil in Your Skincare Routine

Coconut oil’s healing, antibacterial, and cleansing properties take on an entirely new personality when used topically, making it the ideal item to add to your skincare and personal grooming regimes.

Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant Recipe with Essential Oils

Deodorants can be among the most toxic skin care products on the market. You can make your own non-toxic deodorant with virgin coconut oil and essential oils with this easy recipe!

Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipes with Essential Oils

Making your own coconut oil body butters at home is easier than you might think. You can customize them to suit your own preferences by varying the essential oils you use.

Virgin Coconut Oil Beats Mineral Oil for Skin Health in New Study on Dermatitis

A new study just published in the Philippines compared the topical effects of virgin coconut oil and mineral oil on 117 children suffering from atopic dermatitis (AD). In this study, coconut oil was the clear winner.

How Coconut Oil Can Replace More Expensive Beauty Products

Coconut Oil can replace hundreds of dollars of various beauty products. Chemical-free natural beauty is best!

How to make your own Raw Honey Coconut Oil face mask

Both raw honey and coconut oil are nourishing for the skin and have been used for skin care for hundreds of years. Learn how to make a simple raw honey coconut oil face mask at home that will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Easy Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipes

Making your own sugar scrubs at home is easy and inexpensive to do, plus, it allows you to control the quality of the ingredients and avoid toxins. Get three simple recipes in this post.