Coconut oil is a natural, multi-purpose health and beauty product worth including in your beauty routine. It has wonderful moisturising, protective and antioxidant qualities that are very effective when used on the skin and hair. This multi-tasking plant wonder oil is carefully extracted from the flesh of the coconut. It is packed with vitamins and minerals known to improve skin hydration.
Coconut oil has been used throughout Asia and the Pacific for thousands of years as a food and a medicine. Tropical communities have also used it as an anti-wrinkle treatment for centuries. It is ideal for cooking as it has a high smoke point and deliciously creamy flavour. Consumed internally, it has been shown to improve digestion, strengthen the immune system, and protect against bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
Coconut oil absorbs quickly so is particularly good for moisturising and conditioning dry skin or chapped lips. It is a great natural skin moisturiser as it helps to prevent premature ageing and keeps skin soft and smooth by penetrating deep into the skin. It will leave your skin with a dewy glow and a beautiful tropical coconut fragrance.
Natural Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover
The moisturising and antibacterial properties of coconut oil make it the perfect facial cleanser and makeup remover. It also does a great job of removing eye makeup. Gently massage the oil into your face and neck in a circular motion. This will help your skin to absorb the nourishing properties of this skin loving oil. Rinse with warm water and a face cloth.
Natural Skin Repair and Healing
Due to its natural antibacterial, antifungal and healing properties, coconut oil is beneficial when applied to blemishes and wounds. It helps to repair the skin and speed wound healing, while essential fatty acids hydrate and nourish.
Coconut Body Scrub
Simply combine coconut oil with a coarsely ground sea salt or raw sugar to create a skin loving exfoliating body scrub.
Coconut Lip Scrub
Simply combine coconut oil with sugar and honey to create a lovely lip scrub.
Natural Deep Conditioning Hair & Scalp Treatment
Massage melted coconut oil into your scalp and then work it through your hair. Leave it on for a couple of hours or overnight then wash it out using shampoo for soft and hydrated hair.
Mix one part coconut oil with two parts of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spritz onto your hair when you need to detangle.
Natural Frizz Tamer
To tame hair frizz and flyaways naturally, simply rub a small amount of coconut oil onto your palm then apply it to the hair. Hello glossy hair!
Natural Shaving Cream
Use this fantastic oil on your legs as a natural replacement for your shaving cream.
Tip: for the best benefit it is important to source a high quality, raw, cold-pressed, virgin, coconut oil.
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