How I use Coconut Oil..
The one I love to use is Lucy Bee's Extra Virgin Organic Raw Coconut Oil.
As not only is their coconut oil extracted from fresh, mature coconuts ... but out of all the jars I have tried this one smells and tastes the most coco-nutty!! Which I adore!
Is Unrefined - Meaning it is as natural as it can be.
Cold pressed - This is the extraction method used.
Extra Virgin - As nature intended.
Organic - supports the environment.
Raw - Never heated above 45 degrees Celsius.
And lastly Fair trade - Helping to improve the lives of others.
Oh and it tastes great too!
Alternatively to use as an eye make-up remover you could apply the coconut oil to your eye area, massage in to work loose the mascara, eye-shadow or eye-liner, then wipe away with a damp cotton pad.
To use as a face mask I leave it on for a good half an hour then rinse off. Leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth.
To remedy this I do a coconut oil mask once a week, usually on a Sunday. You would be forgiven for thinking that it would leave your hair greasy, which was my initial worry, however once shampooed out leaves your locks lovely and smooth no grease or frizz in sight.
You will notice the coconut oil goes back to being solid at room temperature, on your hair! Don't worry, this will be rinsed out with the warm water when you wash it out of your hair.
Shampoo and wash your hair how you would normally. Et voila!!
Now for the science: Promise I'll keep it brief....
Coconut Oil contains Lauric Acid which is anti-fungal anti-viral and anti-microbial.
Great for treating and preventing skin irritations and acne.
Rich in proteins which help keep the skin healthy and rejuvenated. Able to get deeper than other moisturisers.
As for eating:
The medium chain fatty acids within coconut oil are easily broken down and therefore contribute to quick and easy energy release. Helps to increase your body's metabolism.
What to look out for: You want to use RAW unrefined extra virgin coconut oil that has not been hydrogenated, refined or bleached. As this goes through the least processes and is closest to its natural state....
Lucy Bee Coconut oil ticks all these boxes!
It can be found over at lucy bee's amazon store
as well as sainsbury's, booth's supermarkets more info here
request a brochure packed full of nifty ways to use this wonderful oil.
The possibilities are endless!!
P.S If you have any more ideas of how you use Coconut Oil, I'd love to hear them in the comments!! xx