Like any regular coconut oil, extra-virgin or virgin coconut oil carries about 50 – 64% MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). MCTs are the "movers and shakers" in coconut oil. They help to soften stool and stimulate bowel movement. In short, they make coconut oil a natural laxative for constipation relief.
In addition to being good for constipation, virgin coconut oil offers extra benefits. Thanks to its naturally occurring scent, which smells like fresh coconut and may possess antioxidative properties.
If you choose virgin coconut oil to help relieve your constipation, make sure you can accept the odor. It smells nice to me, but not to some people. Alternatively, you can go with RBD coconut oil, which is odorless. RBD coconut oil is equally good for constipation.