The Wonders of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil in Skin Care

Coconut oil is known for a number of things, including being a highly nutritious cooking ingredient, a hair tonic, a excellent massage oil, and moisturiser for the skin. In tropical parts of the world, where coconuts are widely available, locals commonly spread coconut oil on their skin, due to the belief that it protects the skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Is it true that this natural oil, without any additives, can protect the skin in some of the hottest and sunniest places on earth better than processed and artificial creams? In our latest blog we explore the composition of coconut oil, explain why it is such a wonderful botanical, and why nature knows how to take care of us best!

Saturated Fats

Coconut oil is high in saturated fats. Due to the presence of these fats, coconut oil retains the moisture content of the skin. When regularly consumed, coconut oil deposits fats under the skin, keeping it healthy and smooth, giving it an even tone.

Capric, Caprylic, & Lauric Acid

These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. When applied to your skin, coconut oil protects your body against microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter your body through your skin’s pores.


Vitamin E is essential for healthy skin growth and repair of the skin. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, since it has good antioxidant properties.


Coconut oil is rich in many proteins. These proteins keep the skin healthy and rejuvenated, both internally and externally. Proteins, along with vitamin E contribute to cellular health and tissue repair, along with a wide range of other essential activities within the body.




Uses of Coconut Oil for Skin Care

coconut tree

1. Skin Softener

Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps you do away with dry and hard skin conditions. Coconut oil is also good for hardened and cracked feet.

2. All-Over Body Moisturiser

Coconut oil is a perfect all-natural, whole body moisturiser that will significantly help reduce the chemical load on your body. It’s also great for during pregnancy to avoid stretch marks.

3. Skin Disorders

Coconut oil is excellent remedy for a number skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Because of coconut oil’s protein content, the replacement of sick or dying cells that can occur with various skin disorders, are quickly replaced by new, healthy cells.  Coconut oil therefore not only treats the infection by battling the microbial bodies, it also heals the damage or visible marks of the particular skin disorder.

4. Natural Body Scrub

Coconut gives the skin a good polish and deep moisturising treatment at the same time. Coconut oil, in combination with natural abrasive ingredients, scrapes off excess dead skin and cleans out whatever substances have blocked the skin’s pores without leaving the skin feeling irritated.

Other Uses (In Pure Form)

Apart from all the amazing functions coconut oil holds, it can also be used up as a natural makeup remover, cuticle oil, lip balm, eye cream, shaving cream, moisturising bath oil, and conditioning hair treatment!

Why Skin Clays Uses Coconut Oil

Now is the time to start thinking of your skin as your second mouth. If you wouldn’t eat the product, perhaps you shouldn’t put it on your body? Your skin is your largest organ and many of the products (or chemicals) we smear all over ourselves, get absorbed straight through our skins, and sometimes into our bloodstreams – this puts an enormous toll on our skins.

If you’re interested in seeing the benefits of coconut oil on the skin, add the Skin Clays Balancing Beige Clay range to your cleansing and skin regime this month and let us know how about your experience!

Skin Clays Balancing Beige Clay Range[The image indicates sale prices valid until 31 July 2015]


How to Shop Online at

Shopping online can be daunting if you’re a first timer! The team at Skin Clays have set up a quick step-for-step guide to show you how you can easily purchase your favourite Skin Clays products online from our newly launched site. We hope you find this helpful.

Step 1: Shop by Clay or Shop by Range

The first step is to browse the site to find the product you would like to purchase. You can either shop by clay range (Balancing Beige Clay, Hydrating Rose Clay, Detoxifying Green Clay, Healing African Clay) or by range type (Skin Care, Bath and Body, or Lifestyle and Gifts).

Depending on the range or clay range you have selected, you will be directed to a page like the one below.

Shop by Clay or Range

Step 2: Select Your Product

Once you have decided what product you want to purchase you can click on the specific product.

Step 2

Step 3: Add to Cart

Next, Click “add to cart” to add the product to your “shopping basket” or “shopping cart”.

Step 3

Step 4: Proceed to Checkout

If you can see the message “successfully added to basket”, you’re on the right track. If you would like to finish your purchase, you can click on the “check out now button”. Alternatively, you can continue shopping and add additional products to your basket by repeating the process up until now.

Proceed to checkout

If you would like the view the products in your baskets click on “cart”.

View Cart or Basket

Once you have clicked on either “check out now” or “cart”, you will be diverted to the page shown below. If you would like to continue shopping, click “Keep Browsing Shop”.

Keep Browsing

Step 5: Check Out

If you are ready to check out, click on “Next. 2: Your details”.

Step 4

Step 6: Complete Your Details

Once you have entered your details and selected your delivery/ collection option, tick the accept terms, and conditions box, and click on “Next: 3. Order summary”.

Step 5

Step 7: Complete Payment

In the last step, you are required to complete the payment. Once this has been done, your order has been successfully placed.


It’s as simple as that! Please consider our payment, delivery, collection, and returns information below before making your purchase to ensure that you have everything you need to receive your goods in good order.

Payment Options

Skin Clays accepts payment with PayFast and EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). Note that you are not obliged to have a PayFast account to pay by credit card.

All Skin Clays product prices are in ZAR (South African Rands) and exclude shipping costs.


We send orders throughout South Africa & Internationally. We cannot deliver to a PO Box and will need a physical address for all shipping within South Africa. The payment must be made before the order can be processed and manufactured. Costs are as follows:

National – door to door: R70
National Overnight – door to door: R120
International – door to door: R150


Orders can also be collected from:

4 Flamingo Close Rosendal Durbanville. Please phone 083 264 9498 to make an appointment for collection.


We sell all of our products with a Satisfaction Guarantee to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your purchases.

Should there be a problem with your purchase, please make sure that you notify us within 7 days of receipt of your parcel. Damaged goods will be either replaced or refunded.

You are responsible for postage costs of returning the item. We recommend using registered mail to return items, as we are not liable for any items lost in the post. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item at your expense. On receipt of the goods we will refund.

You can view information on our payment options, delivery and return online on our Customer Care page. View the terms of using our website here.

We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any issues during your online shopping experience, feel free to contact us.

Skin Clays Winter Sale

We’re running a limited winter sale, shop online at until the 31st of July 2015 and receive 20% off your purchase!

Skin Clays sale