The Coconut Tree is often referred to as “the tree of life” here in the Fiji Islands offering great versatility as seen in the many uses of its different parts. A few years ago we had barely heard of coconut oil. Maybe as an ingredient in a vegetable green curry or lined along the shelves of a local health food store, but not applying it to our face. Not yet at least.
Beauty enthusiast, models and people around the world are raving about coconut oil being their go-to beauty product. We decided to investigate the awesome benefits to share them with you.
How to pick a coconut oil?
Look for Virgin Coconut Oil that has not been hydrogenated, bleached, refined or deodorized. Coconut oil that has the least amount of processing retains a more natural unrefined state.
How to store it?
If you store coconut oil below 76 degrees Fahrenheit it will solidify, and above that temperature it will liquefy. You can easily liquefy the oil in warm water and does NOT need refrigeration.
Coconut Oil use for Body and Hair
Many commercial body and face moisturizer contain water and petroleum based ingredients that either suffocate the skin, or quickly absorb in the case of water. Use coconut oil to provide deep and long last moisture for the skin with a nice natural scent containing no added fragrance. The oil also helps remove dead cells on the skin’s surface often making your appearance more dull rather than glowing.
Our Botanical Me Beach Coconut Body Butter is the perfect moisturizer for year-round protection and moisture.
A quick DIY makeup remover with coconut oil, that’s so gentle on sensitive skin, and can even help your eyelashes grow! This miracle oil does just about everything, including offer the best oil cleanse by gently lifting makeup and mascara with a few quick swipes. Pour coconut oil into a small glass container for storage. Using a cotton round, gently rub mascara and other makeup from your skin.
For hair, it’s known as a great shine booster and natural moisturizer when applying a dime sized amount, or simply smooth fly aways after styling your hair.
For a coconut oil hair mask, you can apply a generous amount and massage into the scalp and along the hair shaft all the way to the ends. Sleep with the application on overnight and shampoo excess oil off in the morning.
Coconut Oil and the immune system
Virgin coconut oil is contains triglycerides MCTs, which are shown to have a multitude of health benefits, including raising the body’s metabolism naturally, and acting as an antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial agent.
Take a peek at our private label Virgin Coconut Oil, straight from the Fijian Islands!