If you live in India, you know that coconut oil is great for smooth, shiny hair and a healthy scalp. But did you know, organic coconut oil was an ancient Ayurvedic treatment for healthy, glowing skin? Coconut oil has natural anti-ageing and antioxidant properties and it doubles up as a makeup remover as well as a massage oil.
Today, coconut oil is found in many natural beauty products, and for good reason! Besides antibacterial and antifungal properties, it is an excellent emollient that penetrates hair better than other oils, and it smells divine..like a tropical island!
Here are six ways organic coconut oil can benefit your skin’s health:
- For Soothing Dry Skin
Raw, organic coconut oil is fantastic for dry skin problems! virgin organic coconut oil online by Organic India.
Also cooking with organic edible coconut oil is fast catching on due to its health benefits. Use it instead of butter because coconut oil is a solid at room temperature (20-24C)! While you’re at it, slather some over your hands to soothe and soften your over-washed, dry hands!
- For Glowing Skin
You may not have noticed, but many beauty companies use a coconut-oil base in their products to make skin glow. Biotique Bio Coconut Whitening & Brightening Cream uses a virgin coconut-oil base.
Here’s a makeup tip:
Use a little organic coconut oil on top of your blush for a dewy finish to your makeup.
- As a Body Scrub
Coconut body scrub like Eminence Coconut Sugar Scrub will give a smooth and buttery soft body overnight! Pour twice the amount of brown sugar or salt over warm coconut oil and stir well. Add a few drops of relaxing lavender oil or energizing orange essential oil. Try pineapple or vanilla extract if you want it to smell delicious.
- For Body Massages
The massage oils you buy in beauty stores use base oil or carrier oil. Coconut oil, oil or sesame seed oil as the base of massage oils (also known as carrier oils).
But carrier oils do not relieve stress in the way essential oils do.
Mix 8 oz of coconut oil with 4 oz sweet almond or jojoba oil and 30 rose or chamomile and voila! You have your homemade massage oil.
- As a Body Moisturiser
Virgin organic coconut oil can speed up the healing of minor cuts, scrapes and skin wounds. Coconut oil cures skin rashes, itchy and even acne. It stops water loss in seriously dry skin, making it a perfect ingredient for body butter or body lotion!
- As a Face Cleanser
Coconut oil does not clog pores; it can even be used to reduce acne! Its antibacterial, antifungal properties make it a good natural cleanser that is pure, organic and chemical free. Wipe off extra oil with a cotton wool, and wash off with water. You can also try this Coconut Face Milk Cleanser by Eminence that has virgin coconut oil and can super-charge your face with a bio-complex plus a boost of vitamins.