In the end, your feelings about coconut oil should rely on an assessment of the evidence combined with personal experience. Due to the saturated fat content, it is best not to eat too much of it on a daily basis. The exception is if you are following a keto diet – coconut oil is approved and encouraged because of the MCT content. Remember, that means eating extremely low carb to compensate.
All experts agree that coconut oil is great for your skin. Even if you don’t eat it very often, rubbing it on your skin will eliminate dry itchiness and impart a smooth texture. You can also use it on the ends of your hair as a leave-in conditioner, or swish it around in your mouth as a natural mouthwash.