Coconut oil comes from the fruit of the coconut tree (Cocos nucifera
), a tall palm tree native
to tropical Asia. It’s a member of the Arecaceae
botanical family, which it shares with the numerous
other palm species that can be seen adorning white sand beaches and towering over small villages
throughout the tropics. In places influenced by Polynesian culture, such as some of the Indonesian
islands, the coconut tree is known as the ‘Tree of Life’ because a tree planted at birth will serve
a person with thousands of uses throughout his or her lifetime. Every part of the plant is used, from
its roots, trunk, branches, and leaves, through to its fruit’s seeds, husk, meat, water, milk and,
Coconut oil is a fantastic natural skin moisturizer and softener, and is absorbed readily by the skin.
This ability to deeply penetrate the skin also helps to enhance the effects of other healing plants,
such as essential oils, because it carries these oils past the skin barrier into the body. Coconut
oil is soothing and anti-inflammatory, and has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. It contains
a high amount of lauric acid, which is known to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-oxidant. It is
also full of other nutrients, such as Vitamin E, which is also a natural anti-oxidant. This means
coconut oil can be effective in repairing skin and other tissue damage to keep the body looking and
feeling fresh and healthy.
At Blue Stone, we use Indonesian-grown coconut oil as a key component of all of our natural soaps
and balms. The oil we use is naturally purified without high heat, hydrogenation, or artificial
chemical additives. Impurities are filtered out through semi-porous volcanic rock produced by the
many volcanoes here in Bali and Java. This means that not only is the coconut oil used in our natural
health items pure and natural, but it is also truly of the islands. When you use one of our natural
health items, you will be joining the long tradition of islanders who make the ‘Tree of Life’ an
important part of their healthy lifestyles.
Pure and natural Coconut oil is used in these items:
>>Lip & Body Balms
>>Natural Health Balms
>>Balinese Bath Soaps
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