Definitions for "Coconut Oil"
Used as an emollient in soaps and as a shine enhancer in some hair products.
A very mild oil that is pressed from the flesh of the coconut. The first choice to produce lather in the cosmetic industry. A very good moisturizer, it also protects the top layer of skin helping retain moisture.
A rich emollient naturally converted into a soap through a saponification reaction with salt. Beware of cosmetics that bill themselves as "natural" and use a synthetically processed derivative, sodium lauryl sulfate, claiming it comes "from coconut oil." Accept nothing but the real thing in its natural form.