Coconut Essential Oil: The Most Spectacular Oil on the Planet
Coconut essential oil is, overall, the most sensational oil in the world. No other oil can match, let alone outshine, its health-promoting effects. Period!
Actually, coconut oil is not an “essential oil.” It is a “carrier oil.”
An essential oil is a liquid extracted mainly by distillation from plants. Essential oils are not really oily-feeling but contain the true essence of the plant it was obtained from. Oregano and tea tree oils are examples of essential oils.
Carrier oils like coconut oil, on the other hand, are used to dilute or lessen the effect of highly concentrated essential oils. Oregano oil, for instance, is very strong and will burn your skin on contact. But when diluted with coconut oil, it can be applied topically, killing a wide variety of fungal infections.
Make no mistake, though. Coconut oil is, in and of itself, a powerful fungicide. Thanks to Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA), it is also a mighty anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-parasitic and anti-protozoa agent.
MCFA-packed coconut oil is the quintessential carrier oil, “carrying” the essential oil onto your skin.
It makes the best massage oil because of its unparalleled healing capabilities. Massage therapists love it because it does not stain sheets to the degree other oils do.
Coconut oil improves skin health and appearance, and helps ease tight and sore muscles. It’s an excellent food for your cells. So good, it doesn’t even require the presence of insulin to be able to enter and nourish your cells. Perfect for diabetics!
Because coconut oil absorbs quickly into your skin, you might want to combine it with another carrier oil like sweet almond oil at a ratio of 1 part almond oil and 2 parts coconut oil. Doing so will enhance lubrication, allowing the hands to glide easily over the skin.