7 Skincare Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a well-known moisturizer. It’s used in all kinds of skin care products, from lotions to soaps, from shampoo to lip balm. At Sage Stone Botanicals, we use coconut oil in our organic hand and body wash. You may wonder why we decided to include this oil in our soap. We have an explanation below.

Why is There Coconut Oil in my Soap?

Coconut oil is moisturizing, which is always nice to have in soap. But the question we get asked by many clients is why we decided to use this oil in our cleansing products. Here are a few reasons:

  • It is antimicrobial. Studies show that coconut oil kills harmful microorganisms.

  • It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

  • Coconut oil blocks the growth of bacteria including the bacteria that cause inflammatory acne.

  • Finally, coconut oil helps create the lather you like to see when using soap. This is a small benefit, but it’s a pleasant one.

On top of all of the above benefits, coconut oil is a great moisturizer, while still being cleansing. Not every moisturizing product can say the same.

Seven Skincare Benefits of Coconut Oil

Not only does coconut oil boast antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, it also improves the health of ordinary skin. Here are seven benefits one can enjoy when using coconut oil:

  1. This product is chock-full of antioxidants like Vitamin E and Vitamin A.

  2. Studies show that coconut oil can increase collagen production.

  3. It’s a soothing, moisturizing oil that can help prevent infection as one cleans cuts or scrapes.

  4. Coconut oil has been found useful in the treatment of eczema, acne, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis.

  5. It doesn’t clog pores.

  6. It’s been found to reduce inflammation.

  7. Coconut oil has been proven to reduce dryness when applied to the skin.

At Sage Stone Botanicals, we think you deserve to be comfortable in your own skin. Try our soothing soaps and enjoy the deep moisturizing effects of coconut oil.

Julia Shaw