Virgin Organic Coconut Oil : Top 5 Body Care Uses

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1. A Great Natural Moisturizer

Coconut oil is a wonderful moisturizer for your legs, arms and elbows. Unlike most of the lotion you find in your drugstore, Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is guaranteed free from paraben and mineral oil that often is the cause of irritation and damaging to the skin. VCO absorb quickly into the skin, leaving you a non-greasy look whilst sufficiently hydrate the skin and gives you that au naturale glow.

VCO tend to be good to be used on your face as well, although this isn’t recommended for individuals with oily skin as the comedogenic scale for VCO stands around 2-3, having the tendency to clog pores and is susceptible to acne breakouts.

2. Eye Makeup Remover

Ladies, do you have trouble removing your eyeshadow or eyeliner after a great night out? Coconut oil is here to help you out! Avoid using harsh chemical products to remove your makeup. Use a face cotton and a cotton bud, then damp it with generous amount of VCO to remove the eyeshadow and eyeliner without hurting your delicate eyes.

3. Homemade Chapped Lips Treatment

Chapped lips is a common problem among many men and women. Unlike most skin on your body, the lips have poor barrier function and are very sensitive to temperature and light. Everyday usage of lipstick often cause the discoloration of the lips and make the lips lose its moisture.

To get that plump lips, first you need to exfoliate your lips

– Make a homemade mixture with 1 Tbsp of VCO and 1 Tbsp of brown sugar

– Gently rub your lips with the mixture

– Then, wipe clean with a splash of warm water

Then, make sure to make a habit of applying VCO on your lips each night before bedtime. This method helps to restore lip’s moisture when you sleep

4. Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic practice to promote oral hygiene by swishing oil in the mouth. VCO is the best oil to use as it contains lauric acid, an antimicrobial property that help to withdraw bacteria and toxins out from your mouth and moisten the gums at the same time.

The procedure;

All you need : 1 Tbsp of VCO

Time : 10 to 20 minutes

Indication : Do it before breakfast and on an empty stomach. Best practiced in a sitting position with the chin up.

Swish the VCO all around your mouth for about 10 to 20 minutes. As you swish, the oil will be forced in between the teeth and by the end of the activity, the oil would now become milky white and thinner. Spit out the oil (do not swallow the oil as it contains bacteria and toxins) and wash up with warm water. You may finish up this procedure by doing routine tooth brushing.

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5. Hair Oil – For Healthier and Stronger Hair

Your hair is your crowning glory, this proverb defines perfectly on the importance of having a healthy hair. Daily washing and grooming practices can be damaging to your hair and leaves it looking dull, frizzy and brittle. In long term, it damages the hair cuticle, promotes protein loss that keeps the hair intact and makes the hair prone to breakage. This is how people with thick hair, loses hair as they age.

Coconut oil considered to be the best oil to use on your hair to reduce protein loss and keep it looking healthy. A study conducted found that only coconut oil was found to reduce protein loss remarkably in both undamaged and damaged hair when used as pre-wash and post-wash grooming product. This is because the lauric acid in coconut oil has high affinity for hair proteins and is easily absorbed into the hair shaft.

The best time to use VCO is before bath. Apply VCO on the scalp and lather on the ends of your hair. Allow the oil to sit on your hair for 30 minutes. Then, wash your hair thoroughly in the shower. Traditional Indian practice believes that this method help to release the trapped heat on your head. Apart from that, this help to moisten the scalp and reduce dandruff in a long term.

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