Why is it in George’s Dog Balm?

Organic coconut oil is known as a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. The oil hydrates and restores dry or flaking skin and strengthens skin tissue which is perfect for those sensitive paws.

Coconut oil has several benefits for our fur babies:

  • Creates sleek and glossy coats
  • Clears up eczema
  • Aids flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin
  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Also can help with hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings

This is great oil for general moisturizing and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in those sensitive noses, paws and skin.

What is it (thanks Wikipedia)?

Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). It has various applications. Because of its high saturated fat content, it is slow to oxidize and, thus, resistant to rancidification, lasting up to six months at 24 °C (75 °F) without spoiling.

Coconut oil is as effective and safe as mineral oil when used as a moisturizer for mild to moderate xerosis (dry skin) and was shown in one study to reduce protein loss when used in hair.

Before the advent of electrical lighting, coconut oil was the primary oil used for illumination in India and was exported as cochin oil.