What is Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is extracted from the endosperm, or the meat, of the coconut. It’s high in saturated fat and can be used for many purposes: cooking, seasoning cast-iron cookware, remineralizing and whitening teeth, moisturizing skin, deodorizing, etc. It can also be used as a lowspf sunscreen, lip balm, as an ingredient in shampoo, to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy, on mosquito bites and so on. Its high-fat content and edibility make it truly versatile. Don’t overuse it when cooking, though, as it will significantly increase the saturated fat content of your food.
Coconut oil is good and healthy for hardwood because it’s natural. Because it’s high in saturated fat, it acts as a protective layer for hardwood. It also has a naturally occurring sheen, giving your floor a new and shiny appearance.