Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Veritable Cornucopia of Uses | Coconut Oil

Hola Munchkins!
For centuries, coconut oil has been used for its many health and beauty benefits.  Natural and organic, it is a hardworking multitasker that feels beautiful, and can be used from head to toe.  Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, but melts on contact with the skin, with the oil infiltrating deep into the pores due to its low water content.  Within Coconut Oil is an ingredient called Lauric acid, which is anti-microbial, making coconut oil a deep skin cleanser, that rids the skin of dirt and bacteria, as well as being an all-round healing chemical that fights both fungi and bacteria, helping keep spots and blackheads away.
As a facial oil, Coconut Oil makes a beautiful anti-ageing oil, perfect for a good night’s beauty sleep.  It fights free radicals that cause ageing and moisturises deep into the skin for a perfectly supple visage on awakening from your slumber. Definitely a must-have for all Sleeping Beauties!
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As a deep cleanser and a make-up remover, Coconut Oil is highly effective. The oil breaks down even the most waterproof of mascaras, and removes all make-up.  Just massage onto the skin, and then remove with a hot flannel for soft skin that is beautifully cleansed.  As an eye make-up remover, it also replaces hydration around the eyes – one of the first places to see fine lines from dehydration.
As a soothing oil for skin complaints such as eczema and psoriasis.  Homoeopathists have been extolling the virtues of Coconut Oil as an effective dry skin treatment.  From experience, I can say that Coconut Oil soothes even the worst eczema itching, and used regularly, becomes an eczema preventer.
As a deep conditioning hair mask.  Just apply liberally from roots to tips, and comb through.  When rinsed out (I suggest a double shampooing), hair is soft, bouncy, shiny and itchy or flaky scalps are thoroughly soothed.
As your everyday body moisturiser: Coconut Oil as a body moisturiser is brilliant.  It sinks into the skin leaving it feeling incredibly velvety, and deeply nourished.
Love A.x

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