From Eczema, To Rashes, To Everything In Between—Here’s How Coconut Oil Can Help Fight Inflammation

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again (and again and again): Coconut oil can help and heal our bodies in countless amazing ways, making it our go-to natural resource for everything from keeping our heart healthy, our teeth white, and our hair shiny, lustrous, and growing strong.

The remedy of choice we’re diving into today? Skin inflammation. Redness and rashes, itching and eczema, coconut oil is a tried-and-true way to relieve irritation. Check out the why and the how below and soon enough you’ll be reaching for your jar of CoCo to cure what ails you.

Coconut Oil Soothes Skin While Providing Proactive Protection

Because Conscious Coconut Oil boasts antimicrobial and antifungal properties, it’s an effective way to treat chronic skin conditions. Applying coconut oil topically can reduce skin inflammation and irritants while also moisturizing and soothing the skin. This is great for people experiencing skin conditions such as eczema, because lauric acid, a key ingredient in coconut oil, helps to hydrate skin while also relieving painful itching.

To begin incorporating coconut oil into your routine, start by softening CoCo between your hands and applying topically to the inflamed area. You can even use it similarly to how you would a daily moisturizer, massaging into the skin twice a day for maximum results. Want to boost the impact of coconut oil? Consume 2-3 tablespoons a day, which will support your body not only in fighting the formation of bacteria on your skin, but also boost your immune system, helping keep you protected against other ailments and infections. We recommend speaking to your doctor before using coconut oil as a natural remedy for eczema.

Relieve Inflamed Diaper Rash

Replace your store-bought diaper ointments with coconut oil! Similar to how CoCo’s antimicrobial and antifungal properties work on eczema, these qualities of coconut oil make it a soothing solution to inflamed diaper rash. Simply apply about a teaspoon to the affected area, let it dry, and put on a new diaper. Happy bottom, happy baby!

Wound Woes, Begone

Prevent scarring and keep infections at bay by treating wounds with CoCo. Coconut oil contains a high concentration of monolaurin, a fatty acid with powerful antimicrobial effects, which helps to encourage wound healing. For best results, apply Conscious Coconut to the wounded area two to three times a day.

Surfers: This One’s For You

If you’re a surfer, you probably know the phenomenon that is board burn well. Chafing and surf rash are uncomfortable to say the least, but they’re also no match for coconut oil. By applying coconut oil to the affected areas, you’ll give your skin sweet relief by treating irritation topically and preventing it from coming back.

Make Conscious Coconut Oil a mainstay in your medicine cabinet and pick up a jar today. You can also learn more about the powerful effects of our fair-trade and cold-pressed coconut oil here.