Updated: Apr 18, 2019
Virgin coconut oil (vco) is extracted from fresh coconut milk and is 100% natural. It is unrefined, unbleached and cold pressed. Unlike other coconut oil that is extracted through heat, vco does not possess that latik odor, but fresh aroma of coconut oil. For cooking and dietary vco is one of the healthiest cooking oil with numerous health benefit. It can also be consumed directly as a dietary supplement or mixed with food in its raw form. Vco is rich in medium chain fatty acids and anti oxidants which helps improve metabolism and immunity. For hair vco contains vitamin e which is an essential nutrient for healthy skin and hair. It helps nourish and strengthen the hair. The anti fungal properties of vco help fight dandruff and boost the health of the scalp. Vco can be liberally applied on the hair and let to stay for 1-2 hours or overnight before showering. For skin vco acts as a natural moisturizer and is helpful for dry or rough skin. Using it to moisturize the skin will keep the skin looking soft and supple. Vco is packed with antioxidants, along with the medium chain fatty acids that actually help build cells. This slows down the development of wrinkles and promotes younger looking skin. For baby care vco's anti fungal, anti viral and anti bacterial properties make it an excellent oil for baby massage. It can also be used as a nappy rash cream and prevents any irritation from rashes. Vco can also be used as a natural treatment for cradle cap. The oil needs to be massaged into the baby's scalp and left for 20 minutes. The vco will act as a moisturizer and will loosen the cradle cap flakes while nourishing the scalp. Disclaimer the benefits mentioned above are of general in nature and might vary from person to person.