The Wonders of Coconut Oil
Lion & Rose is dedicated to using premium ingredients in all of the products we offer, which is why every soap and deodorant contains coconut oil. Here are a few reasons why we have fallen in love with coconut oil, and you will too!
The coconut tree is often referred to as the "tree of life." Everything from its roots to its leaves can be used for specific healthful purposes. It also offers much to nourish our body and our skin. It is abundant in micronutrients, lauric, caprylic and capric acids and has a very high level of antioxidants. It is a key component to helping achieve beautiful, healthy skin naturally.
Coconut Oil is harvested from the seeds of the coconut tree (cocos nucifera) and is primarily cultivated from Southeast Asia and the Philippines. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and melts to a clear liquid oil at 76 ° F. It’s made up of various fatty acids, including saturated and non-saturated. In particular, coconut oil contains a large amount of lauric and myristic saturated acids. The unique fatty acid composition of coconut oil gives it fantastic cleansing properties, which is why we use it in all of our soap recipes!
Fun Fact- Soap making is much easier in the summer than winter due to the softness of the coconut oil. During the summer, it is often liquid, but during the winter, it is rock hard and has to be chiseled out of the bucket and melted down to a liquid form. It’s quite the work-out!
Surprising Coconut Oil Soap Benefits You Should Know
The great thing you'll discover about coconut oil soaps is that when it's used for the skin, all the nutrients will provide nourishment. That will help you achieve beautiful and glowing skin. Coconut oil soap is an excellent moisturizer for the skin. The properties of the coconut oil also help remove dead skin cells and dirt away from the body. The oils also help prevent or reduce acne. It also helps firm up your skin helps you look younger as the soap is rich in antioxidants. Don't bother looking for soaps with lots of chemicals. At Lion & Rose, our soaps are made from plant-based oils that are good for your skin and are gifts from nature!
Here are a few reasons we love coconut oil and use it in all of our products!
- The fatty acids found in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties that effectively kill bacteria and fungi.
- Coconut oil may relieve inflammation by improving antioxidant status and decreasing oxidative stress.
- The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of coconut oil and its components can help treat acne.
- Coconut oil can be an effective moisturizer and aid in the treatment of dry skin and eczema.