Coconut Oil on My Skin/Health

by Lisa
(Miami, FL)

Can I receive any health benefits from coconut oil just by putting it on my skin and it going into my bloodstream?

Hi Lisa,

Yes, absolutely!

You are right in saying that coconut oil will go into your bloodstream. After it penetrates your skin pores, (and it can easily penetrate skin because of its small molecular structure), coconut oil will eventually end up in your blood, circulating your entire body.

This is the reason why you should be very careful in your choice of skin creams, lotions, and other skin care products. Slathering it on your skin is really like eating it. So if you won’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.

All the best,