Coconut oil, used in all Mid-Michigan products, is a powerful oil with many benefits including:
- Anti-fungal properties
- Anti-microbial properties
- Keeps skin’s connective tissues strong therefore reducing wrinkles
- Hydrating properties that help keep the skin glowing
As a soap, it has additional benefits:
- It is thoroughly cleansing
- Makes a very hard bar of soap
- Works into a great lather
Coconut oils soaps are a great alternative for people who do not want all the toxic chemicals found in commercial soaps. Soap made with coconut oil combines both the benefit of the coconut oil soap (hard, cleansing) as well as the benefits of the raw coconut soap (anti-microbial, anti-fungal, reduces wrinkles and hydrating). You will feel the difference on your skin.
Coconut oil repairs skin and build cells, moisturizes skin, deep cleansing, removes makeup, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, soothes skin complaints such as eczema and psoriasis, is a great massage oil, fights free radical damage that causes ageing.
Coconut oil used to moisturize skin will keep it looking supple and soft, without having to keep reapplying. This is because the skin absorbs it slowly and deeply, unlike other creams that have high water content, eventually leaving skin feeling dried out. Solid at room temperature, coconut oil gently melts as it gets rubbed into the skin and penetrates deep into the pores.
Lauric acid, existing in large quantities in coconut oil, is an anti-microbial compound that makes coconut oil a deep and invigorating skin cleanser, that lifts dirt and bacteria from deep within the skin as well as removing makeup. Lauric acid, incidentally, is an all-round healing chemical that fights both fungi and bacteria, helping keep spots and blackheads away.
Unlike other acids used in other cosmetics that quickly oxidize and turn bad, causing free radical cell damage, Lauric acid in coconut oil stays fresh for longer. This also means that coconut oil is packed with antioxidants, along with the medium chain fatty acids. These acids help build cells rather than destroy them. This is good news for younger looking skin. Using coconut oil based products regularly helps build and repair skin, slowing down the development of wrinkles and liver spots.