Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera nut oil) is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).
It is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and makes an excellent moisturizer due to its rich source of medium-chain triglycerides (fatty acids).
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