Organic Virgin Coconut Oil a Natural Beauty Alternative
Organic beauty products may carry a high price tag, as do many conventional beauty products. In this video from TheSilverLining80 you can learn about organic unrefined coconut oil which is a relatively cheap but very effective and 100% natural product that has a number of different uses within your daily beauty regime.
There are numerous health benefits associated with coconut oil, and to find out more simply research online to find out what they are from research papers, scientific studies and blogs.
Organic coconut oil can be purchased at good natural health food shops or alternatively can be ordered online. It is important to look for an organic certification logo and only purchase oil that is virgin oil. This ensures the oil is unrefined and hasn’t been processed in any way, no bleaches, preservatives or in fact any additives at all.
It can be stored at room temperature and will remain in a solid state. When heated the coconut oil becomes liquid. Because it is a stable oil it can be stored at room temperature for many months without turning rancid. The presenter suggests decanting into a small coloured bottle that has a dropper for ease of use.
The first beauty recommendation for organic coconut oil is as an eye make up remover. Not only does the oil remove all eye make-up (even waterproof mascara) it also conditions eyelashes. Also, very importantly, it won’t irritate the eye. Wipe away any excess oil and make-up with a muslin cloth or cotton flannel.
Highly nourishing, organic coconut oil has both antimicrobial and antioxidant properties among others. This means it can help slow down the skin ageing process as it combats free radicals. It is absorbed easily, and helps to keep skin hydrated. This oil can be used either as a facial moisturiser if you have dry skin, or anywhere on the body that needs extra hydration such as heels, cuticles and elbows.
The final recommendation is to use your organic coconut oil as a hair conditioner. Start with dry hair, and simply massage through. You can leave the oil in your hair overnight (don’t forget to use something to protect your pillowcase from oil marks however) or you can simply shampoo the oil out when you’re ready. The benefits are plentiful including shiny, deeply conditioned tangle free hair which will be far less prone to split ends.
To make your jar of organic coconut oil even more cost effective don’t forget you can use it for cooking. Coconut oil is one of the best oils available to cook with as it won’t degrade at high temperatures to release free radicals. It really is an exceptionally useful oil to have in your home, both in the kitchen and in the bathroom. Try it as a new, inexpensive addition to your organic skin care routine.
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