Many beauty experts swear by coconut oil for its moisturising power. It is quickly absorbed into the skin and can be used straight out of the jar, or combined with other natural ingredients. Its list of health and beauty benefits is impressive. The ultimate natural beauty ingredient, you’ll never want to go back to chemical-laden products again.
Coconut oil (Cocus Nuciferaor) is an edible oil extracted from the kernel of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. It has many different applications in food, medicine, and the beauty industry.
It’s rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals - all great for the human body. It aids the production of collagen, known for helping to keep a youthful appearance. It’s also high in saturated fat which means it is slow to oxidize and resistant to rancidification. So it can last up to two years without spoiling.
Coconut oil is also praised for its anti-bacterial properties. The lauric acid found in coconut oil gives it antimicrobial properties to kill bacteria on the skin and reduce inflammation.
Here are our 3 favourite uses for coconut oil
1. MOISTURISING AND PROTECTING YOUR HAIR AND SCALP
Coconut oil has been in use as hair oil for thousands of years. It helps keep the hair strong, nourished, and moisturised. It’s rich in lauric acid and linoleic acid, which binds hair proteins together, protecting them from breakage.
Loaded with lauric acid and linoleic acid, they bind hair proteins that help protect the roots of hair strands from splitting and breaking. It’s magical ability to penetrate deep into the hair shaft, improves hair strength, and durability. This means lasting conditioning without the use of harsh chemicals found in other conditioning treatments. Most other oils only coat the surface of the hair, making it much much susceptible to breakage and heat damage.
This deep penetration into the hair shaft can also help reduce dandruff providing lasting conditioning without the use of harsh chemicals found in other conditioning treatments. Furthermore, its better value for money. It won’t rinse away like most oils and hair ingredients that tend to sit on top of your hair.
Coconut oil is also a rich source of vitamin E, vitamin K, and iron - a trio of nutrients essential for maintaining your hair’s shine and softness.
2. NOURISHING YOUR SKIN
An effective moisturiser on all skin types, coconut oil is an excellent massage oil buddy.
Used to repair dry and flaky skin, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps in the treatment of skin complaints such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and other skin infections, you can understand why coconut oil used in our entire range of natural body butter.
Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps prevent dry and hard skin. It helps to restore the skin’s natural PH levels - the reason it feels silkier and smoother.
Our coconut oil body butter has been praised for healing and restoring hard and cracked feet.
3. COCONUT OIL RELAXES AND SOOTHES MUSCLES
An effective moisturiser doubled with the exotic coconut scents = yes, please! Let this super oil relax your senses. Easily absorbed by the skin, coconut oil can help to soothe and relax tight muscles in the body whilst hydrating your skin. Again, another great reason to massage our lightly whipped body butters over your body.