Why Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is one of nature's best beauty secrets. It's one of nature's most abundant sources of medium chain triglycerides (MCT). The predominant fatty acid chain found is lauric acid. This has unique anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It is similar to mother's breast milk in its healing effects.
Not all coconut oil is the same. The consumer needs to look for an extra virgin – one that has not been refined. This is the only true natural form. Organic extra virgin is acceptable as long as it has not been refined.
Scientific research shows its health benefits affect the entire body – inside and out. Replace vegetable oil with it in your cooking. Use it to spread on toast and to put on popcorn. The Extra Virgin Coconut Oil will be in a solid form when less than 76 degrees. Above 76 degrees it will liquefy.
It Aids In The following Conditions:
- Dry scalp
- Yeast infection on the skin
- Keratosis polaris
How to Use For Hair Care
Hair conditioner. Use a quarter size amount and rub into hair from the scalp to the roots. If you have thin hair, you may not want to use on the roots. You can leave it on overnight. Place a shower cap on while you sleep. Or simply put a towel on your pillow to protect it from the oil. Wash out with shampoo in the morning.
Frizzy ends or dry ends. Simply rub in a small amount onto the ends of the hair.
Dry scalp . Massage into scalp and leave overnight.
How to Use For Skin Care
Body Moisturizer and Hand Lotion. Use as you would any other moisturizer. As a note — commercial moisturizers contain a lot of water. It may feel like your skin is getting the moisture it needs, until the water dries, then your skin will feel dry again.
Facial cleanser. Remember that it has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. This makes it such a great option as a cleanser. Plus, it has antioxidants to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Gently massage it into your face for 30 seconds. Apply a warm, wet cotton washcloth. Wait 15 to 30 seconds and remove the oil with the washcloth. It will absorb into the skin and help to moisturize.
Also good for: eye cream, eye make-up remover, shaving cream, diaper rash, sunburn care, and massage oil. Use with sea salt for a body scrub.
You, as the consumer
As a consumer, it is best to be informed and educated in the products we use for our hair and skin. Knowing that what we put on our skin gets absorbed into our bloodstream. Coconut oil for hair care and skin care is free from harmful chemicals. It is a natural solution and healthy and safe option for beauty
Source by Linda Bennion