Cold Pressed Coconut oil (cocus nucifera)
INCI: Cold pressed Coconut oil (cocus nucifera)
Coconut oil is obtained by the cold squeezing of coconut palm meat. It is considered by many to be one of the healthiest oils, which is why it is widely used today all over the world, not just in the cultures that traditionally use it.
It is important to know that it consists of saturated medium-chain fatty acids, which are different from long-chain acids in that they are not stored in fat but are quickly absorbed by the body and have a good effect on the digestion and bowel function. The most common saturated fatty acid of coconut oil is lauric. Interestingly, coconut oil, after breast milk, is the richest source of lauric acid. Since lauric acid in breast milk plays a crucial role in the development of the baby’s immune system, coconut oil is also attributed to an immune effect in addition to antibacterial and antifungal.
Nutritional Use: Due to its high smoke point (180 ° C), it is ideal for frying, cooking and baking. It is especially suitable for the preparation of Eastern dishes where it is traditionally used. It is also a great substitute for margarine in the preparation of pastries and cakes, because it does not contain hydrogenated fats or trans fat, and gives a special juiciness and sweetness to the dishes.
Use in cosmetics: used for skin and hair care and regeneration. Coconut oil is justifiably one of the most popular nourishing oils because it not only regenerates and hydrates the skin, but also has a pleasant scent. It is especially recommended for pregnant women as it helps to prevent stretch marks. It is best to apply it on moist skin after showering, as this makes the skin hydrated and oil absorbed more easily. It is not necessary to melt the oil, if it is in a solid state, as it will only quickly melt in contact with the skin.
Oral Hygiene Use: It can be used to detoxify the oral cavity the way sunflower and sesame oil are used. Hold a couple tablespoons of oil in your mouth and shake gently for at least 15 minutes. As the oil spits out, it is important to rinse your mouth well and brush your teeth.