Ah, coconut oil, the subject of a thousand think pieces. There are no miracle products, but coconut oil does have its uses, of which we take advantage. We won’t weigh into whether or not the high concentrations of saturated fatty acids are a boon or bust to health, since we generally don’t eat our lotion. As far as topical application goes, coconut oil is great: it’s solid at room temperature (assuming you don't live in a sauna), but is light and easily absorbed. It has a great shelf life, so doesn’t go rancid quickly, and we dig the tropical smell.
Just a heads up: coconut oil is more comedogenic than other oils (meaning it’s more likely to clog your pores), so take note if you have severely acne-prone skin.