Naera Skingredient Spotlight: Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconuts have long been celebrated as a versatile treasure in many tropical, coastal communities. Every part of this remarkable stone fruit offers an array of uses and benefits that align perfectly with a sustainable and health-conscious lifestyle.The fibers from the husk can be transformed into eco-friendly textiles, while the hard outer shell can be repurposed into bowls, cups, and decorative items that add a touch of natural elegance to any home.

Going beyond the outer shell, edible white fruit of the coconut is a nutritional gem, brimming with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The fruit supports digestive health and provides sustained energy. The refreshing juice of the coconut, otherwise known as coconut water, is a powerhouse of hydration. Rich in antioxidants, low in sugar, and packed with electrolytes like potassium, sodium, and magnesium, it’s a superior choice for maintaining health, beauty, and skin vitality.

The coconut fruit and water can be blended and strained to create milk, which can then be warmed to separate the coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil, which is an essential ingredient in gourmet recipes and luxurious skincare products, including soap, have a myriad of benefits.

What are the benefits of virgin coconut oil in skincare?

  1. Natural moisturization
  2. Antibacterial and antifungal
  3. Rich in antioxidants
  4. Soothing
  5. Versatile



Natural Moisturization

With its high concentration of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) like lauric acid, virgin coconut oil easily penetrates the skin to provide deep hydration. It creates a protective barrier that locks in moisture, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth, and supple.

Antibacterial and Antifungal

 Lauric acid and other MCFAs found in virgin coconut oil exhibit antimicrobial properties, making it effective against bacteria and fungi. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can help promote wound healing.

Rich in Antioxidants

Virgin coconut oil contains antioxidants like phenolic compounds and vitamin E, which help neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from oxidative stress.


Virgin coconut oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated or sensitive skin.


Virgin coconut oil can be used in various skincare applications, including as a moisturizer, makeup remover, lip balm, hair conditioner, and massage oil. Its versatility makes it a convenient addition to any skincare routine.


How to Implement Virgin Coconut Oil in Your Skin Care Routine

Introducing virgin coconut oil into your skincare routine is effortless with Naera soap each soap in the Naera Virgin Fruit Oil Soap collection is made with virgin coconut oil.






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