Why we love coconut oil

Why we love coconut oil

Coconut oil has been used for centuries to nourish and protect the skin. From this tiny, humble fruit we get milk, cream, beauty products, juice, oil and so much more. Coconut oil is one of my favourite natural ingredients and I use it across most of my range of products. 

 

Why is coconut oil so great? 

  • Coconut oil is an amazing moisturiser, soothing the skin and leaving it glowing. 
  • It promotes elasticity and keeps the skin looking young, supple and radiant. 
  • Research shows that coconut oil is good for liver health 
  • It has antimicrobial properties that help to kill harmful microorganisms 
  • It reduces inflammation of the skin, great for eczema and dermatitis. 
  • It contains antioxidant properties that reduce stress and promote calm. 
  • It can be used as a gentle exfoliant. 
  • Soothes the scalp – coconut oil is a natural hair nutrient and acts as a great pre-wash hair treatment. 
  • Fights fine lines and wrinkles – coconut oil is packed with vitamins and nutrients like lauric acid, Vitamin K and iron and provides a rich supply of antioxidants which smooth the skin and helps to slow down skin sagging and wrinkles. 
  • Removes make-up. 
  • Great as a skin cleanser. 
  • Helps with stretch marks.

 Coconut oil is a skin saviour. Full of proteins and vitamins that are great for the skin. Coconut oil also contains saturated fats and fatty acids that leave it looking and feeling softer.

 

Essential Oils, Epsom Salt and Coconut:

 All of our handmade bath salts use only the best of ingredients to ensure we deliver an unforgettable experience. It goes without saying that Epsom Salts, Essential Oils and Coconut Oil is a winning combination. 

Coconut oil will leave your skin feeling nourished and revitalised. Epsom Salts add magnesium to the body, crucial for the immune system and for soothing aching muscles. Essential oils add that WOW factor with a variety of relaxing fragrances and stress releasing properties.

 

My coconut oil tips

 My favourite way to use coconut oil (aside from in my bath salts) is as a body scrub. It is as simple as using some common ingredients that many of us already have at home: 

  • Coconut oil
  • Coffee grinds
  • Epsom or Himalayan salts
  • A drop of lavender oil

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl, pop in a tub and leave it in the bathroom to use whenever you need. Soothing, moisturising and fragrant – the perfect mix.

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