For most of the last 4000 years, coconut oil has been used as a food, and as a moisturizer. And the news has all been good. In the late 1700s, Captain Cook wrote about the beauty of peoples across the Pacific using coconut oil in their daily lives. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that rejuvenate skin, keeping it soft and supple. It works for all skin types and it works just as well for hair. The uses of coconut oil are so respected that they are documented in Sanskrit from 1500BC in all areas relating to the mind, body and spirit. And Captain Cook? He took to using it every day.