Did you know that extra virgin coconut oil is a great emollient if the barrier function of your skin is disturbed? It contains natural vitamin E, essential amino acids, and lauric and caprylic acids, which form part of the barrier function of your skin and help maintain its natural flora (aka the ‘good bugs’). So, it’s great at repairing and restoring your skin’s protective factors. And oats provide a natural skin-soothing solution for sensitive skin, sunburns, bug bites, poison oak, and other itchy and/or inflamed skin conditions. When applied topically, colloidal oats work by attracting moisture to the skin and forming a protective and soothing barrier.