Coconut oil has soared in popularity as a health food and natural beauty product and recent scientific studies have confirmed its benefits for diet and skin. The same properties that make the tropical oil nutritious and nourishing also make it ideal for intimate use, especially for women. Here are our top five reasons why:
Unlike personal lubricants made with synthetics and harmful chemicals (including parabens), coconut oil is natural and edible. The simple rule: "don't put something on your body that you wouldn't put in your body" is especially true when it comes to the highly sensitive and absorptive skin of the vulva and vagina.
Studies have shown that coconut oil helps to keep skin hydrated, especially when compared to petroleum-based products like mineral oil. Coconut oil not only soothes and protects dry skin, but also promotes faster healing.
Coconut oil is loaded with a fat called lauric acid that acts as a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal.
Coconut oil has a naturally low pH which is ideal for maintaining healthy and balanced vaginal flora, and for fighting yeast infections
Of course, there are side benefits to using something on your body that your partner wouldn’t mind sampling . . .