You may already know that coconut oil is an awesome kitchen staple. You may even know that it's great to use in your bathroom, as it works wonders on your hair, skin, and nails. But you may not know that coconut oil has properties that will make you want to add an extra jar to your nursery and diaper bag. If you are looking for a natural wonder with healing properties that are safe enough for your baby, you should know that there are plenty of great ways to use coconut oil on baby.
According to WebMD, coconut oil is made by pressing the fat from the white meat inside of a coconut's shell. As Mom Junction mentioned, coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, which can make it a new mom's best friend when treating common conditions such as eczema, cradle cap, and even bug bites in a safe and natural way.
When you're shopping for coconut oil, be sure to look for the unrefined variety, which may also be labeled as "pure" or "virgin." As Babble pointed out, refined coconut oil is made with coconut flakes which have been bleached. This causes the oil to lose some of it's natural health benefits. Although, as Natural News pointed out, pure coconut oil can be more expensive than the refined oil, the benefits to you and your baby make it well worth the money. Here are just a few ways to use coconut oil on your baby that make it worth the money.