Yes, Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It's naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells like cookies.
Coconut oil is a highly saturated fat pressed from the meat of mature coconuts of the Cocos nucifera palm. Although there are several different types of coconut oil available for purchase today my personal favorite recommendation, is virgin coconut oil (VCO) organic or not. Coconut oil is having a moment of fame as a “super food”, a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.
Coconut oil offers some protection against solar radiation. With SPF 4, coconut oil may not keep you safe during a full day on the beach, but if you apply it on your skin before stepping out of the house, you can escape the effects of solar radiation during brief periods out in the sun. Also, if you have been in the sun without any kind of protection, applying coconut oil immediately afterward reduces the damage.
The ultraviolet rays of the sun damage the skin cells, triggering the formation of a large number of free radicals that can do further damage to cellular DNA. But the antioxidant action of coconut oil can reduce the oxidative stress and stop the chain reaction. Coconut oil has a soothing effect on burnt skin and goes to work right away to reduce inflammation and pain.
If you can’t put it in your body, you really shouldn’t put it on your body, so yes, of course you can eat it!