Here are just a few of the amazing things coconut oil can do! Due to its antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties coconut oil is very effective against a variety of infections. According to the Coconut Research Center coconut oil kills viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes, SARS and many more. It kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and gonorrhea as well as being effective on fungi and yeast that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash and more. The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera and you will find this ingredient on almost all of Southern Pine Soaps products.
Here you will find a quote from Mercola.com by Dr. Joseph M.
Mercola. “Coconut oil will not only bring temporary benefits to the skin, but it will aid in restoring your skin's youthful appearance. The coconut oil will aid in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. It also penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin to strengthen the underlying tissues.”
Fran E. Cook-Bolden, MD, a dermatologist and director of the Skin Specialty Group and the Ethnic Skin Specialty Group in New York City, is also a proponent of coconut oil. Coconut oil can help to reduce red skin caused by sun exposure thanks to
its antioxidant properties, she says. "Pure virgin coconut oil is the best formulation for sunburn and, although its exact mechanism of action is unknown, it has been extensively used in ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicinal system." It is thought that coconut oil gets absorbed into the skin and the cell structure of the connective tissues, limiting the damage excessive sun exposure can cause. This protects the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, she says. Coconut oil also has antibacterial properties that benefit the skin. However, it should not be used as a substitute for a good sunscreen.
Our newest product at Southern Pine Soaps is a solid lotion bar imbued with the amazing qualities of coconut oil and olive oil. These lotion bars will satisfy the driest skin and comes in a small container so you can carry it with you anywhere; purse, coat pocket etc. Your body heat melts just enough to give you a nice lotion and you can use it anywhere you feel your skin needs it. They have a light pleasing citrus scent so anyone including guys who have dry skin on there hands from constant hand washing would love it!