• Bug repellent made from coconut oil could work better than chemicals
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    The Independent

    Bug repellent made from coconut oil could work better than chemicals

    Compounds derived from coconut oil are more effective at repelling insects than chemicals, a new study has revealed. Research by the US Department of Agriculture found that fatty acids derived from coconut oil had long-lasting insect-repelling properties against a number of insects including flies, ticks, bed bugs and mosquitos. Lead researcher Junwei Zhu asserted that it was the compounds extracted from coconut oil – not the oil itself – which were found to be effective.

  • How much should we really trust coconut oil? The pros and cons of the 'miracle' product
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    Ciara Sheppard

    How much should we really trust coconut oil? The pros and cons of the 'miracle' product

    A Harvard professor has called it "one of the worst foods you can eat" and "pure poison"

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