Saturday, 14 June 2014

Coconut Oil!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, from both the beauty and health community, you would have heard of Coconut Oil for sure! It's everyone's new rave about product for everything!

coconut oil and it's benefits

I might have bought the wrong one, and picked up coconut butter, but shush. You don't need to say anything, it's made of 100% coconut oil anyways, as soon as you melt it a little, it's the same as the oil!

Now everyone knows coconut oil for it's moisturising properties, I love running this through my hair and leaving it for a while. But I will say wash it off after an hour  or so, if you leave it on for too long you will have the itchiest scalp! At least I did, and a quick google search told me depending on the person it can make your scalp itchy.

I also love to put this on my ankles, wrists, elbows and knees the day before fake tanning to make sure there's no dry spots. Another good fake tanning tip is that if you have patchy spots, layer this on kinda thick and leave it for a few hours, then when you shower it off, it should be really easy to scrub the fate tan away compared to usual!

Coconut oil also has a natural spf, so if you're a big tanner and like to use oil, coconut oil will be brilliant for that because you still get about 8-16spf.

The next most popular uses of coconut oil is to do with it's numerous health benefits! Everyone seems to have jumped off the olive oil wagon and onto the coconut oil. This is because coconut oil has what's called a high smoking temperature, which basically means that you can heat it a lot without it losing all it's benefits, unlike Olive oil which has a pretty low smoking temperature and is only really good for you if you pour it over a salad etc.

Coconut oil has also been a big contributor to the new craze, which I'm a bit weirded out by called Oil Pulling?! It's basically a way to clean your teeth by swishing oil around your mouth. If you want to read more about the process, Food Matters have a really informative article about it.

Randomly it's so good for conditioning leather too! So if you have a leather sofa or an old leather jacket that's looking a bit tired a quick wipe with coconut oil will make SUCH a difference.