Coconut oil can be used directly for massage. It is great for softening, nourishing the skin and locking in moisture and is known as one of nature’s best remedies for treating dry, flaking skin leaving it to feel silky smooth.
The oil contains a range of skin-friendly fatty acids and is prized for its light feel and gentle antimicrobial nature is reasonably light and fast absorbing.
It gives a lovely consistency in balms and creams for the face or body and is also great in hair care. Those with dry hair or split ends can massage it directly into the hair as conditioning treatment, leave for an hour or overnight if possible, then wash out.