Coconut oil is a controversial fat: is it good for you, or not? A main staple of some Asian and Pacific diets, coconut oil comes from coconuts themselves and like olive oil, has several “grades” of purity, with the purest being virgin. Unlike olive oils, however, which each have their own purpose, you should always select the purest coconut oil you can find.
It is possible to make your own skin creams and moisturizers at home. Remember that before the advent of the supermarket cosmetics juggernaut, people used to make their own creams with natural products; many still do, and you can too.