Friday, 26 June 2015

7 uses of coconut oil ♥

 1. hair mask
If your hair is in need of moisture or pampering coconut oil is perfect. All you need to do is melt some in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds. Then slather some on your hair and cover it with a plastic cap. You can leave this on for as long as you wish before washing it off. Trust me you will notice the difference when you run your hands through those new silky locks. 

2. skin moisturiser
Just as well as hair, coconut oil can moisturize skin as well. A little goes a long way. If you do not wish for your skin to be too greasy there is a solution. you can simply add some to your body lotion and stir it in.  

3. in cooking (e.g stirfrys)
coconut oil is used a lot in thai food, and makes an excellent addition to stirfrys and curries. If your looking to experiment with flavouring then coconut oil is a great option to consider. 

4. to reduce appearance of stretch marks
coconut oil makes a better solution to stretch marks than creams. Oil gets absorbed deeper into the skin than creams which is why it is a good remedy to try. 

5. speed up recovery of cold/flu
coconut oil contains lauric acid which has anti viral properties. So when you have a cold/flu, melting some coconut oil in to a tea or broth can help to speed up the healing process. 

6. as a light sunscreen in the summer
many people are unaware that coconut oil can actually be used as a light sunscreen. However this is restricted to SPF levels of about 15. So do not get excited and start slathering it on during your holiday to will probably fry. 

 7.  reduce dark circles/puffiness
many people have reported that massaging coconut oil under the eyes is effective in lightening the dark circles. Rather than wasting cash on "chemicalised" creams that claim to remove dark circles, trying a natural remedy may be better. 

                                          London Leopard 

1 comment

  1. Love this, we have a massive tub of coconut oil and other than cooking and hair masks I had literally no idea what to use it for! I'm definitely going to try using it as a sunscreen for sunny days in England!


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