Crazy for Coconut Oil
Posted on February 13 2015
Search and you will find hundreds of uses for coconut oil. It’s a beauty, health and wellness multitasker. Let’s focus on the beauty benefits. It soothes skin, nourishes hair, tames cuticles, whitens teeth, heals scars, and can be used as a natural deodorant, shaving cream or after-shave lotion, makeup remover and facial cleanser. The lauric acid in coconut oil is what gives this natural wonder some pretty impressive antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, making it suitable for even the most blemish prone skin. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite coconut oil formulas that promise to be welcome additions to your skincare and beauty regimen.
RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream RMS Founder and renowned makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift based her entire color cosmetic line on raw coconut oil. She considers the Coconut Cream to be miracle product and we completely agree. We love using it as a makeup remover. Just apply a small amount and the makeup melts away with ease. Also, the naturally-derived oil contains vitamins and minerals that stimulate lash growth, too. If you’re suffering from over-plucked brows, smooth a tiny bit over both brows before bed, and they’ll be full in no time.
Dr Jackson’s Melt 04 Dr. Simon Jackson, a pharmacognosist based in the UK, uses a pharmacopeia grade Coconut Oil that is “more stable and less greasy to the touch” than other types that you might find on grocery store shelves. Coconut Oil also helps to fight the formation of wrinkles thanks to its elasticizing properties. Created to be used as an “everything balm”, this 100% organic, emollient formula melts on touch. It can be used for all of the multitasking applications mentioned above. We also love using it as a deep conditioning hair mask and scalp treatment.
Province Apothecary Sex Oil Coconut Oil is one of the certified organic ingredients in this blend, which just so happens to be great for every part of your body (inside and out)! The light, moisturizing, scent-free, naturally-derived oil blend hydrates and lubricates the skin. It won't irritate sensitive skin and doesn't need to be washed off. Use generously and apply where desired.
Indie Lee Coconut Citrus Scrub Bright, sunny, and tropical, this vegan sugar scrub boasts a citrusy aroma reminiscent of sun-kissed days on the beach. The sugary coconut oil blend softens with the steam of a shower and pulls double duty as it exfoliates and moisturizes. Ideally, it’s best to use before shaving to avoid razor bumps, banish irritation, and balance skin texture. Don’t worry about clogged drains or slick shower floors. This one disappears down the drain taking sloughed away skin impurities with it, leaving skin luminous. Plus, it’s housed in a shatter-proof pot.
Fig+Yarrow Alpine Foot Butter Hand-whipped organic shea butter and coconut oil come together to create a silky saviour for tired and dry feet. As with other coconut oil products, it warms to the touch to create a soft emollient blend that will banish cracked heels and provide a blissful foot massage.
Note: Coconut oil liquefies and solidifies in response to temperature change. Any irregularity in consistency is a feature of these products.