Friday, 20 June 2014
The benefits of Coconut Oil
I discovered Coconut Oil about a month or two ago after buying it on a whim. I'd heard about some of the benefits of this multi purpose product before - the mane (get it) one being for the hair. Since researching it a little more and testing it out for myself, I wish I'd picked this product up years ago! Let me share my top coconut oil little miracles with you...
Hair - First and foremost and frankly my most favourite, HAIR! The oil is quite hardened in the tub but upon contact with the warmth of your skin, it quickly melts. I shampoo my hair first and then distribute a generous amount of the coconut oil through the ends of my hair. With any excess, I apply a little bit to my roots but not too much because it'll look seriously oily otherwise. I left the oil to work it's magic for around 20 minutes, rinsed it thoroughly and then shampoo'ed my hair again. This is such tough stuff to get out of your hair so remember to rinse rinse rinse! It's definitely worth all the work though as you're left with the silkiest tresses ever - even Chezza would be jealous.
If you have super dry/frizzy hair, you might want to leave the oil on your hair overnight and wash it off in the morning for an even more silky result!
Makeup Remover - As coconut oil is a natural product, it's suitable for everyone! The tiniest amount will remove the most stubborn of mascaras. Bye bye panda eyes! It's very smoothing too so it'll also act as a moisturiser AND you'll have a beautifully scented face. 3 benefits in 1 here!
Lip Balm - If you can stand a lot of grease on your lips (I have to admit, I can't) then you ought to consider slapping some coconut oil on. It does feel very heavy on your lips and I had to wipe it off after a while but it still made my lips super soft after just half an hour.
Massage Oil - A coconut oil massage is just the most heavenly thing. I find the scent really soothing whilst your relaxing. Try not to fall asleep!
Cuticles - Dabbing a teeny weeny blob of coonut oil will really soften your cuticles and you can treat yourself to a hand massage at the same time too.
There are so many other ways to use coconut oil but these are my favourites! I bought my tub from Superdrug but it's available to buy everywhere.
Do you use coconut oil? Any other benefits you can recommend?