Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil for babies

Virgin Coconut Oil which helps babies has a rich amount of antioxidants, nutrients and mainly Lauric acid, the main constituent in mother’s milk making it a great source of vitamin. For babies or infants can be use for massaging the skin which acts as a moisturizer and thus protecting the skin from being hydrate. It helps soften skin and may help soothe irritated skin.

Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur which may occur in infants. Gives relief to Eczema by massaging the infants before bath and also before bedtime. It also helps in the prevention of diaper rash and acne. It is rich in vitamins and healthy fats and works as a natural moisturizer for the skin.


Since coconut oil is 100% organic, it makes the ideal treatment for nappy rash. There are no chemicals in it to harm a baby’s skin. Nappy rash is common among infants and when extra virgin coconut oil is apply to it, it nourishes the skin and heals it. Coconut oil is also use to treat yeast infections in babies and it does not stain cloth nappies.

Babies are prone to developing cradle cap on their scalp, which appears as scaly patches. Although it clears up on its own most of the time, massaging coconut oil on the baby’s scalp loosens the flakes while moisturizing the skin, clearing up the cradle cap.

When babies begin to teeth, gently massaging their gums with coconut oil reduces the pain. Applying some coconut oil in the baby’s nostrils in the event of an allergy can relieve the symptoms.

It is important to ensure that you choose extra oil, which is pure and natural. When nursing mothers add virgin coconut oil to their diet, babies directly benefit from it.

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