coconut oil


Definition of coconut oil 

: a fatty oil or semisolid fat extracted from fresh coconuts and used especially in making soaps and food products

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Know Brainer’s portable, single-serve packets of creamers contain butter, buttermilk and coconut oil that add 200 calories and up to 21 grams of fat to your cup of joe. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "This Coffee Is Nice But It Needs More Butter," 26 Nov. 2018 Buy Now: $18 for 6 oz, Buy Now: $9 for 2 oz, Infused with Amazonian antioxidants derived from fruit, cupuaçu butter, and coconut oil, Sol de Janeiro's hydrating body cream will quickly alleviate any dry spots. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Travel-Size Beauty Products to Pack in Your Carry-On," 10 July 2018 If mixture is too dry to be pinched together, add a tad more butter or coconut oil. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Sugar High: The Surprising Dessert Recipe Perfect for BBQs," 24 May 2017 The gentle scrub is infused with charcoal to suck up all the gunk hanging out on your scalp, while the coconut oil keeps your hair moisturized. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "The 11 Best Scrubs and Treatments for Dry, Itchy Scalps," 12 Oct. 2018 Also, some good old coconut oil can hydrate your hair, bringing it back to life. Sable Yong, Teen Vogue, "Going Platinum: What to Know Before Dyeing Your Hair," 5 Oct. 2018 Overall, the people using the virgin coconut oil experienced a greater reduction in eczema severity. Korin Miller, SELF, "Does Coconut Oil Actually Work Any Magic on Eczema?," 19 July 2018 Leave the coconut oil on your skin for a few minutes, then gently rub it off with a warm hand towel to exfoliate, cleanse, and hydrate all in one step. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra and Her Mom Dish About Their DIY Beauty Secrets," 21 June 2018 So feel free to, at least temporarily, leave the coconut oil and shea butter behind and opt for an organic oil like those from Radha or InstaNatural. Kris Rile, Good Housekeeping, "7 Amazing Benefits Of Adding Rosehip Oil To Your Skin-Care Routine," 15 Dec. 2017

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of coconut oil

: an oil taken from coconuts that is used especially in making soaps and food products

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Medical Definition of coconut oil 

: a nearly colorless fatty oil or white semisolid fat extracted from fresh coconuts and used especially in making soaps and food products

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