I can’t believe how far we have come with coconut oil! In 2013 it was all the rage; in fact, it was really common to just see big old jars of it in people’s bathrooms. A lot of our products flourished because of that craze, and the cost of coconut oil went down a lot due to it becoming such a commonplace staple in people’s lives.
Over the last few years, coconut oil has been hit hard by the pandemic. This raw material has seen sharp price increases as a result of raw material prices rising and a short coconut supply. Factory closures and labor shortages due to covid-19 have also hit the industry hard. Coconut oil is completely worth keeping in so many of our products, and because of these raw material increases, we had to raise some prices at HD Soap as well. These increases allow us to continue making our Lotion Bars, Lip Balms, and all of your favorite From Scratch Soaps.
Why is coconut oil so important and amazing that we would use it in so many of our products?!
There are two important components in coconut oil that are beneficial:
Antioxidants: these are what fight free radicals and help reduce the signs of aging! They help stop cell damage (the damage that happens naturally in our environment) by removing “waste” in our cells (free radicals) before they harm your body.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs): these are healthy fatty acids that also are antioxidants with antibacterial properties. MCTs are lightweight and nourishing, and they moisturize and condition without feeling greasy. Coconut oil has several fatty acids, but here are two important ones:
Lauric Acid: known for its moisturizing abilities. It also fights blemishes because it is antimicrobial!
Caprylic/Capric Acid: antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. This is an emollient and replenishes the skin.
The MCTs in coconut oil moisturize and condition your skin while also protecting your skin. Coconut oil helps fight aging, various skin issues, and even has a tiny bit of natural sun protection! It naturally fights against bacteria, fungus, and viruses, while also soothing itches and inflammation thanks to its vitamins and natural acids. All of this helps repair broken skin and nourishes at the same time. This oil also aids in soothing inflamed rashes and any accompanying redness, irritation, or itching. It also helps moisturize skin and repair wounds.
Coconut oil is one of the best ways to put nutrients into your hair! The fatty acids actually condition your hair from the inside out! It puts good proteins into your hair, as well as fighting an itchy, flaky scalp and promoting hair growth.
There are so many reasons you need to try our many products that contain coconut oil. Which product is your favorite?