Virgin coconut oil is made by passing fresh coconut (Cocos nucifera) meat through an expeller press at low temperatures. Uses of the coconut are so wide and varied it's sometimes called the tree of life. One can live on coconut alone.
The saturated fats found in coconut oil help the skin to retain moisture while the medium chain fatty acids (capric, caprylic and lauric acids) provide disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. It has a natural UV protection in the range of 4-5 SPF.
Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the skin. It's anti-oxidants help to fight free radicals and protect the skin from wrinkles and signs of aging. Additionally it affords some protection against bacterial and fungal infections.
- The virgin coconut oil used in Divine Chocolate Body Butter is certified organic, expeller pressed and unrefined. No chemicals were used to aid in it's extraction.
- Coconut oil has a shelf life of 2 years.
- It originates from the Philippines.