Like many of you probably already know, Coconut Oil has many health benefits. Classified as a “superfood”, this natural product is said to aid in weightloss, the preventation of hearth disseases and fighting off bacteria and viruses, among other things. Also being packed with vitamins and minerals, this little gift from earth should already be an addition to your healthy lifestyle.
But I wanted to shed more light on the usage of this wonderful product and take it from the kitchen and into your bathroom.
We all know that I’m talking about the positive effects on your skin and hair.
Did you know that up to 60% of what you put on your body is absorbed by the skin and goes to your bloodstream? I didn’t until only a couple of years ago. The daily use of deodorants and body lotions with aluminium, parabens, synthetic colors and fragrances, just to name a few, have a direct link to different types of cancer and other harmful effects on our health and wellbeing.
So by taking the conscious decision of avoid everything that’s chemically and artificially produced with a label longer than it takes you to say “Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia” I’ve decided to cut out all my usual body products to go a more natural path, something I did with my deodorant a while back.
I’ve been using a coconut oil fom Superfruit on my skin this whole week and I instantly fell in love with how soft it got after using it as a body lotion after my showers, not to mention the wonderful and subtle smell of coconut. It’s also perfect to use as a shaving cream in the shower!
Other things I’ve read that you can do with coconut oil are the following;
- As a cheekbone highlighter
- To remove eye makeup
- Hair conditioner
- For dry hands, elbows or lips
- Make your own homemade deodorant (this I will personally try myself!)
What do you use coconut oil for?