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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Coconut Oil - The Beauty Wonder Product

Coconut Oil Uses


Not so long ago I blogged about how wonderful I have found Virgin Coconut Oil to be when it comes to restoring my dry and damaged hair. Essentially I use it as a deep conditioner which is nothing new or revolutionary but my gosh it works and it also smells amazing!

Recently a good few people have recommended using the same Coconut Oil as a moisturiser and as a cleanser and I have to say I was dubious. Not because I didn't trust them far from it, it is just you get so used to using certain products be it cleansing balms and body butters that you tend not to want to try anything else. However not so long ago I decided to give a go as a cleanser and much to my surprise it is phenomenal - gently removing every scrap of make-up including my stubborn mascara with next to no effort all the while leaving my skin as soft as a baby's bottom (gah I hate that saying!).

What makes Coconut Oil so special is that naturally moisturises and soothes the skin so you can skip moisturising if you felt like it (not that I recommend it but you could) making it the perfect cleansing product for those with dry skin. It is also worth mentioning that with Virgin Coconut Oil you know exactly what you are putting on your skin - how many great cleansers do you know that are 100% natural and only contain one ingredient? Did you also know that such oil also has a natural SPF of 4 as well as being a natural antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory so even oily/blemish prone skin types can reap the benefits.

I don't use this as a moisturiser on my body or face but to keep the skin on my body soft and subtle I do apply it from head to toe as a shower oil product before rinsing off. Thinking about it I really don't know where I'd be without a jar or two of Virgin Coconut Oil - I even use it as a butter substitute when making Chocolate Brownies (if you like Bounty Chocolate Bars you must try it).

To some none of the above information will be new, some of you will have sworn by this oil for years.
If only I had listened sooner!

Have you switched over yet? If so what are your top uses for Coconut Oil.




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23 comments:

  1. I love cooking with coconut oil. Roast potato's are really good , sounds weird but is amazing :)

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  2. i've been eyeing up teensy jars of coconut oil in boots & superdrug for ages but now I think im just going to have to take the plunge!
    xo Kirsty
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  3. I use it as a cleanser mostly, and sometimes even as a moisturiser during the night

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  4. Great post!! :)
    I use it for moisturizing purposes..
    www.beautyfrontline.com

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  5. Coconut oil really does it all! And such a beautiful, natural scent. Love the idea of using it as a shower oil! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  6. I heard it's amazing as a hair mask :) should give it a try too :) thanks for the post

    http://tugbaseckin.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Where can you get it from I've never seen it anywhere? X

    Mollysbeautyspot.blogspot.ie

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    1. Hello :) any health store eg Holland and Barrett also try your local African market if you have one :)

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  8. I got mine very cheap in a health food store. Recommended for all the uses mentioned above. I have tried it on clean dry hair to give it some moisture (replacing serum, for example, to encourage shiny curls) but find it very easy to apply too much and have greasy looking hair. Although...this is a very fashionable look this season!!

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  9. I just did a blog post yesterday on what I use coconut oil for!

    http://www.calijae.com/2013/09/coconut-oil-uses.html

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  10. I have 2 jars of this,and its amazing for so many things! I got mine in holland & barret when their "penny sale" was on, so i bought one,and got the second jar for a penny!! coconut oil is a must have i think,so many uses!!! great post!! xo
    http://missmadaboutnails.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Glad you've been loving coconut oil too! It's perfect for any weird dry skin patches and left on hair for a few hours or overnight before washing.

    http://beckyalyssasbeautybox.wordpress.com

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  12. Where do you buy it from? It looks good.

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    1. Hello :) any health store eg Holland and Barrett also try your local African market if you have one :)

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  13. I am on some medication that severely dries out my hair - I need to try this out! It might be my godsend!

    glazedoverbeauty.com

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  14. I use it in many recipes in my Natural Home Made Skin Care book for skin and hair as a hair conditioner by mixing a little coconut oil into my conditioner in the shower. I also make body butters with shea and coconut butter that smell and feel wonderful Recipes in the book: http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Home-Made-Skin-Recipes/dp/1479111562

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  15. I have heard lots of good things about the skincare benefits of coconut oil. So far i've only been cooking with it but I think i will give it a try as a cleanser tonight.... :)

    http://pinkelephantbloggin.com

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  16. I love coconut oil, both for cooking and as a beauty product. When my hair is really dry, I apply is all over as a mask and I try to keep it for as long as possible :) Then I shampoo my hair as usual and it's s soft :) I haven't tried it as a make up remover. I am kind of afraid of putting it on my face, because I have heard that it can get stuck in your pores.

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  17. I love using coconut oil, I did a post all about how I use it if you want to check it out xx

    http://peonyandpeach.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-many-uses-of-coconut-oil.html

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  18. Hi, I'm new to your blog and I think this post is really interesting. I use coconut oil for about 7 years now for cooking. We use it to bake, to fry or actually to cook anything. It is super healthy and so delicious. I heard about coconut oil as being usable as a beauty product, but actually never did (never read reviews about it). Now I've read your review, I will definitely start using coconut oil on my skin and hair as well (definitely going to try it on my hair this week!). Thank you so so much for this great and informative post!

    Sofie x
    http://littlegreensofie.blogspot.be/

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  19. I have never used coconut oil or thought about using it before beauty wise - great tip! Will try it out :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I have heard so many great things about Coconut oil, it can be used for so many things :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  21. Thanks for giving nice info..Find about Coconut Oil Benefits Health tips include hair care, skin care .It Make your body fit and healthy.

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