Coconut oil has a very high lauric acid content of up to 48% and it is precisely this characteristic that is the key to tick protection. This is because lauric acid is a medium-chain fatty acid which helps to ward off the harmful insects. Laboratory tests showed that 88 percent of ticks could already be deterred by a solution containing only 10 percent lauric acid. In humans, too, if the ticks were deliberately placed on the skin of the test subjects, the animals would immediately drop again. The protective effect of lauric acid lasted up to 6 hours. Coconut oil contains not only 10, but about 48% lauric acid!
Why is coconut oil liquid?
- About 90% of fat has been removed to make it sprayable.
Tips & Applications:
■ Coconut oil spray against ticks, fleas, lice, worms, fungi, parasites etc.
■ Coconut oil spray also suitable for gentle natural hair, skin, foot and face care, also as make-up-remover.
■ Coconut oil is a natural means of coat care. It makes the coat shine and makes it softer and easier to comb.