Manufacturers extract coconut oil from the fruit’s inner shell liner or copra for many uses, including skin treatments. Coconut oil contains loads of fatty ingredients like saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. Nutritionists say that these ingredients are not good to consume but the coconut oil does greatly benefit the skin, softening it and even healing minor damage. Soothe dry skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema by bathing regularly with this gentle emollient.
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Transfer the coconut oil from the glass container to a plastic bottle with a lid. This will prevent the possibility of dropping a slippery bottle when using it in the bath.
Fill a bathtub with enough warm water to cover your body.
Use an eyedropper to extract coconut oil from the plastic bottle. Drop 2 to 3 drops of oil to the water in the bathtub. For added moisturizing, add a few more drops of the oil.
Soak in the coconut oil infused water until the water cools. Use a cloth or sponge to apply the treated water to all areas of your body.
Step out of the tub carefully. The sides and bottom of the tub may be slick. Pat your skin dry, blotting away water and any excess oils.
If you have long hair, you may want to pull it back as the coconut bath can leave it greasy if the hair gets wet.
Rinse the tub with a little soapy water afterward to remove any oil that may be left behind.
References and ResourcesEastern University: Virgin Coconut's Oil Health Benefits
Organic Facts: Health Benefits of Coconut
Beauty and Grooming Tips: Coconut Oil for Beauty