2. Kill Germs
Coconut oil contains a substance that’s lethal to all kinds of nasty bacteria and viruses. It’s called lauric acid, and although we humans can ingest coconut oil without harm, the germs and fungi that it comes in contact with aren’t quite so fortunate. Coconut oil is proven to kill off microscopic nasties like Staphylococcus aureus, and the yeast Candida albicans.