It contains antimicrobial and antiviral properties
It increases metabolism, therefore helps prevent weight gain
It is a great nourishing, moisturising emollient for applying directly on to the skin
It is good for cooking with as it remains stable at high temperatures
It is a healthy source of medium chain fatty acids, making it a good choice of saturated fat for the body
It's cooling nature balances excess heat in or on the body, making it a particularly good oil for summer time use..
It is a good source of energy for the body
It is a good vegan substitute for butter
It can be used to rub into hair ends to help prevent dryness and split ends
It is liquid when warm but solidifies in cooler temperatures, making it useful as a combiner in raw food, vegan recipes that are refrigerated after preparing
It is important to make sure you don't use hydrogenated forms of coconut oil.. Hydrogenated oils are not good for the cardiovascular system. It is also always best to use organic oil so that no toxic residues are transported into the body via the fats in the oil.