Benefits of coconut oil in natural beauty products

Date Posted:23 September 2018 


Coconut oil is incredibly versatile, with the health benefits extending far beyond that of good nutrition. Being a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, coconut oil is often used in natural dental care products to help reduce bad bacteria and improve oral health. As a saturated fat containing medium-chain fatty acids, the hydrating oils found in coconut are also incredibly nourishing to the skin and hair.

 

Coconut oil in skin care

Used on its own, coconut oil will need a little assistance in order to penetrate the dermal layer and hydrate the skin, such as applying a light natural lotion to the skin first. Better yet, look for a natural body lotion containing coconut oil, such as Eco by Sonya Natural Coconut Body Milk. This way the product will absorb into the skin thoroughly and provide all the hydrating benefits from coconut. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for a natural face wipes, baby wipes and body wipes containing coconut oil, as this will help to nourish and protect the skin. Both, Kelapa Organics Certified Organic Face Moisturiser and Kelapa Organics SPF 15 Face Moisturiser contain organic coconut oil, as well as other beneficial ingredients such as organic aloe vera, organic jojoba oil, organic rosehip oil, natural vitamin E and much more. Customers also love Acure Seriously Soothing Certified Organic Coconut & Argan Oil and Kelapa Organics Certified Organic Coconut & Rosehip Face Oil as they are packet with pure, cold pressed coconut oil as well as easily absorbed and lightweight argan oil and antioxidant rosehip oil. To ensure the oil is absorbed into the skin, make sure you spritz your face with some toner or water before applying the oil. Having the moisture on the skin will help the oil penetrate your skin cells, rather than just sitting on top (which can clog pores and create blemishes).

 

Coconut oil in hair care

Coconut oil is a fantastic hydrator for dry or damaged hair, however, if you have ever attempted to apply pure coconut oil directly onto your hair, you would have most likely found it left your hair looking greasy. Coconut oil hydrating conditioners, however, are a brilliant natural remedy for tired hair. For extra repair, use a coconut hair treatment along with a coconut shampoo and coconut conditioner, and allow the coconut treatment to sit for 20-30 minutes before washing out. This is particularly important during summer months, as sun and salt water from the ocean can have extremely damaging effects to the hair, leaving it dry and brittle. Regularly using a coconut hair treatment will help to reduce the damage and improve texture and shine. 

 

Coconut oil in dental products

Coconut oil mouthwash naturally rids bad bacteria which contribute to bad breath and poor oral health. If you can't get your hands on a coconut oil mouth rinse, you can practice gargling with pure coconut oil. Simply spoon some organic coconut oil into your mouth and swish around until it becomes a liquid. Otherwise you can try Keeko Morning Mint Oil Pulling SachetsGargling will help to clear out bacteria in the back of the throat while swishing the oil around in the mouth can assist in oil pulling (see previous post - Health benefits of oil pulling). Activated coconut charcoal teeth whitening has become popular recently, due to the plaque removing properties of charcoal and the anti-bacterial effect of coconut oil toothpaste. You can even try making your own by mixing a little coconut oil, activated charcoal and organic peppermint oil for a fresh taste.  

 

Coconut oil in scrubs and lotions

A coconut body scrub is a perfect way to soften the skin while deeply hydrating. Sassy Organics' absolute favourite and best seller includes Eco by Sonya Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub. This beautiful organic and vegan body scrub also contains pink Himalayan salt and lemongrass - ultimately providing you with best tropical bathing experience. If you prefer coffee over pink Himalayan salt, then Bean Body coffee and coconut oil body scubs are for you. Follow with a coconut body lotion or coconut oil for body for an extra nourishing effect. In fact, why not go the whole hog and use a coconut body wash too? The aroma will take you back to summer days, which can be a lift during the drab winter months. 

 

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