Q1. What is the difference between regular coconut oil and virgin coconut oil?
Regular coconut oil is made from copra, which is dried coconut kernel. The copra is pressed and then the extracted oil is refined, bleached and deodorised. Virgin coconut oil is extracted from the fresh milk of the coconut and is left unrefined, free from any chemical or heat treatment.
Q2. What are the benefits of virgin coconut oil for babies?
Coconut oil has many benefits for baby’s skin. It contains lauric acid, a substance found in breast milk, as well as antioxidants and other nutrients. In addition to being completely safe and a great moisturiser for dry skin, it also nourishes skin to help relieve diaper rash and other skin issues.
Q3. What is the difference between “virgin coconut oil” and “extra virgin coconut oil”?
“Virgin coconut oil” and “extra virgin coconut oil” are technically the same, as there is no official standard or independent certification body that differentiate the two. Some VCO producers are only using the label ‘extra virgin coconut oil’ for marketing purposes.