2 Disadvantages of Coconut Oil on Skin

Frankly speaking, it's actually quite a challenge to list the disadvantages of coconut oil on skin especially this tropical oil has given me so much goodness and health benefits for the past 10 years. The only few so-called disadvantages I can think of are the way our skin reacts to the oil.

1. Causes Breakout on Skin

Coconut oil has created quite a hoo-ha among the acne sufferers. Because they got more breakouts than before they use it on their skin, they started to accuse coconut oil of being pore-clogging and hence, passing the verdict that coconut oil is bad for skin and causes acne. Even if you have no acne you should not apply coconut oil to your skin for fear you might get some tiny bumps popping up on your skin.

Well, that's not true.

The reason for coconut oil to break out more acne is not because it clogs pores, but because of the ...read more »

5 Disadvantages of Virgin Coconut Oil

Like all good things, virgin coconut oil does have its disadvantages that may discourage some people from using or eating it even though it possesses massive health benefits.

1. Odor

To me, virgin coconut oil's natural coconut scent is an aroma. But to some people, they may find it nauseating or even disgusting.

Different qualities of virgin coconut oil produce different degrees of coconut scent. My experience tells me that a strong coconut odor means the oil carries more phytonutrients than those with a milder odor.

If you simply cannot stand that odor, or you don't like it to overpower the flavor of your other food in cooking, the best option for you to gain health benefits from it would be using ...read more »