Coconut Oil has been described as a 'jack-of-all-trades' when it comes to beauty and health. It can do everything from cleaning your teeth to curing acne, its so versatile that individuals call it nature's beauty product. Want to know more? Check out this blog that lists DIY beauty products you can make at home!
Why is cold-pressed coconut oil so popular?
Coconut oil is a superfood that has been used for thousands of years but is making a comeback recently. Why? Because it's an incredibly versatile natural product. Many people think of coconut oil only as something to put on toast or in a bowl of rice, but cold-pressed coconut oil can be used in a lot of different ways. For example, you can use coconut oil as a makeup remover, hair conditioner, body moisturiser, massage oil etc.
To get the most out of it, always look for the cold-pressed and extra virgin coconut oil as it is the purest form that you can get, full of healthy fats and nutrition. Being made from fresh coconut milk using a wet milling process without any chemicals or heat its considered a highest quality all-natural product.
Uses of coconut oil: skin, hair, and tooth care
Skincare: Acts as a great moisturiser that softens the skin and helps heal damaged skin. It also works by helping to prevent water loss from the body. Coconut oil is also an excellent makeup remover, as it gets rid of all traces of makeup and is known to leave the skin looking bright, healthy, and rejuvenated.
Haircare: Helps keep hair healthy and shiny by maintaining an appropriate level of moisture. The oil works to prevent hair breakage, making it a great choice for those looking for ways to grow healthy hair. It also works as a great deep-conditioner for those who colour their hair.
Tooth care: Not only does it remove food from the gaps between your teeth, but it can also help to improve the appearance of your teeth by whitening them naturally! Virgin coconut oil can be used to help remove stains caused by coffee, tobacco, and tea with regular oil pulling.
3 DIY Beauty Products with Coconut Oil
Making your coconut oil-based beauty products is a fun and creative way to not only save money but also find out how much you can do for yourself.
Coconut Oil + Green Tea Moisturiser
When it comes to natural beauty, there are few ingredients more beneficial than green tea and coconut oil. Green tea is packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, while coconut oil is an excellent natural moisturiser. Combined, these two ingredients make an excellent DIY moisturiser that can be used on both the face and body.
To make your green tea plus coconut oil moisturiser, simply combine 1/4 cup of green tea with 1/4 cup of virgin coconut oil. Melt the oil in a double boiler or the microwave, then add the green tea and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a clean, dry jar and allow it to cool and solidify. Once its solid, apply it to your skin as you would any other moisturiser.
This moisturiser is perfect for those with a sensitive skin, as its gentle and non-irritating. Its also great for those who are looking for an all-natural beauty solution. If you don't have sensitive skin, you can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to the mix for a boost of fragrance.
Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
Looking for a gentle, exfoliating sugar scrub that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple?, Look no further than this coconut oil sugar scrub. Made with just two ingredients - coconut oil and sugar - it's gentle enough for everyday use, yet effective enough to slough away dead skin cells and reveal brighter, more radiant skin. Plus, coconut oil provides moisture and nourishment, so your skin will be left feeling hydrated and healthy.
Take 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of cold pressed cocunut oil ( we prefer Coconutty’s Extra Virgin Coconut Oil ) and combine the ingredients to form a coarse mixture. Massage gently in circular motions on your skin, rinse and pat dry.
Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask
This coconut oil and honey hair mask is the perfect way to nourish and hydrate your hair. The coconut oil will help to deeply condition your hair, while the honey will add a touch of sweetness and moisture. This mask is perfect for those with dry or damaged hair, as it will help repair and restore your locks naturally. Your hair should feel softer, smoother, and healthier after just one treatment!
Mix 1 cup of virgin coconut oil and 1 cup of raw honey in a saucepan. Slightly heat the mixture on a stovetop & add a bit more of these ingredients if you have long, thick, or curly hair.
The mask can be applied to either damp or slightly dry hair, although we've found its easier on wet hair. Have a towel around your neck to protect your clothes and section of hair into manageable sections. Apply generously from the top of the head down through the ends, focusing more on the tips where most damage occurs.
Seal your hair into a bun, and let the mask sink in for thirty to forty minutes. The longer, the better off-course! You can also decide to relax further by flipping through a magazine or reading a book while you wait - or if you're feeling fancier, re-paint your nails while waiting for the effects of the hair mask to take place!
Coconut Oil is a versatile ingredient that is not only great for cooking, but also skin, hair care, and even your inner well-being! We hope you enjoyed our blog and would create the DIY beauty products. If you are interested in buying a good quality virgin coconut oil, do check out our online store. Thank you for reading!