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12/09/2012

Coconut Oil

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Fushi Virgin Organic Coconut Oil – 250g - £5.30*

My new best friend. I’ve been using this Coconut Oil for the last few weeks, I’ve been whacking it all over my body after showers, I’ve been popping it in my hair overnight and I’ve even used it for cooking once or twice. It’s one of those miracle products that you can use for myriad things and leaves you wondering where it’s been all of your life.

There are so many benefits to using coconut oil as a part of your daily routine that it would be impossible to list every single one but some of my favourites are; encouraging healthy hair growth, promoting a healthy scalp, a really nourishing moisturiser (perfect for feet/knees/elbows), and it’s beneficial to your health too – increasing immunity and aiding weight loss.

I’ve been using it as a weekly treatment on my hair, I grab a handful of the oil and rub it between my palms to melt it before massaging my scalp. I try to massage it right into my roots and make sure that my scalp is nicely covered – I dye my hair a lot so my scalp is in quite a sorry state, it needs all the help it can get. I then massage a bit more of the oil through the ends of my hair before popping it all up in a bun and leaving it to soak in for about an hour (the longer the better!). This makes your hair feel really nasty and greasy but it smell amazing! When it comes to washing it out you need to be really thorough, you need to make sure that you properly massage the shampoo in as it’s quite tricky to get every bit of the oil out. I find that it’s easier to do two washes as then I definitely know it’s all out, I then condition as usual. Once my hair is dry you can really tell the difference, my hair feels nourished, it looks shiny and it seems to style better too.

I also use the coconut oil on my body when I get out of the shower, I take a small amount of the oil and massage it into my legs and arms making sure they’re fully coated in the oil. I then let it sink in before getting dressed, it doesn’t take long to sink in only a minute or so – unless you’ve used too much product! It leaves your skin feeling nice and moisturised but without feeling too heavy, it also gives your skin a nice sheen making you look all glowy and healthy, and the best bit is the smell, pure coconut. When I’ve used this I feel like a walking coconut – not a bad thing! When you use the oil in this way regularly you really start to notice a difference in your skin, I have quite dry skin on my arms and this has completely changed the texture – win!

I keep my coconut oil in the fridge as I prefer it to stay in it’s solid form, I find it easier to use the right amount of product that way. I also like to casually sniff it every time I pop into the kitchen!

Have you tried Coconut Oil?

Any other oils I should check out?

Amyxx

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4 comments:

  1. coconut oil is a very well known product locally (im from the philippines) and the only thing i hate about it is its scent... it's great for cooking spicy veggies though! have you tried?

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  2. I have a super big jar of the stuff in my room and I don't even know why I haven't gave it a try yet - especially for my hair!

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  3. I haven't tried coconut oil myself but I read a few weeks ago that it also works to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. I suppose you would use it as a mouth wash? Maybe you could look into it :) great post anyway! X
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  4. Never tried coconut as the smell drives me crazy! Neroli and Rosehip is also really nice: http://greenwoodorganics.co.uk/products-page/face-care/neroil-and-rosehip-facial-oil/

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