Coconut Oil is the oil extract from Coconuts and is used for a myriad of purposes such as for beauty, hair, health and skin rejuvenation.
Pure coconut oil will not clog your pores. It will hydrate your skin but will not leave you feeling greasy.
Coconut oil is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal due to the lauric acid, carpric acid, and caprylic acid that is present in the oil. This is according to acneskinsite.com
Lets start with its use in helping to strengthen fine dry hair. It is an oil whose hair strand penetration abilities are beyond average which is why most naturalistas have it as a staple in their hair regimen.
One of its best known uses is as pre poo,(pre shampoo) apply it in your hair before bed and wear a silk or satin scarf.
When you do shampoo your hair, the shampoo will not strip your hair of all its natural hair.
You can also add it into your leave in Conditioner just to make your hair shiny and soft and above all healthily beautiful.
Coconut oil can be used in place of a moisturizer on your skin. Here you have two options you can either apply it alone or pour some into lotion or body cream.
It is a great sealant which will definitely lock in moisture on your skin. It has a great non over powering smell which both men and women will love.
If you have dry nail and cuticles or even if your nails are breaking you might want to slather on some coconut oil on your on your nails and cuticles relieve dryness.
For those soft kissable lips, I have a little secret for you, lightly brush your lips with a tooth brush and some brown sugar, then dab a little coconut oil on them, (you will thank me later trust me).
For those who have problems with acne, Coconut Oil might just be your friend; applying it will help minimise acne break outs and prevent the little terrorists from occurring.
It also leaves your skin looking radiant and refreshed because of its moisture sealing abilities.
Open pimples and wounds also benefit from the healing powers of coconut oil because of its antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
For the budding massage enthusiast Coconut Oil is absolutely great for massaging purposes because it just helps the fingers glide gently and loosen the tension and stress from noted muscles.
I love Coconut Oil and it is definitely a staple in my home, because it is quite affordable and can be found in most Indian shops.