Discover benefits of coconut oil for skin, hair and scalp conditions. It contains nourishing vitamins and minerals with antioxidants! Coconut oil is a nice lathering alternative to harsh "chemically manufactured" ingredients used to produce high lather. Harsh ingredients irritate the skin, hair and scalp. Coconut oil is mild and gentle.
All coconut oil is not created equally. As beauty treatments, always
use unrefined, extra virgin or virgin, coconut oil. It is produced with minimal
processing and is non-hydrogenated. It is the crude oil obtained
directly from the expeller. Its nutrients and antioxidants are not
stripped away by a refining process. Skin is not left vulnerable for
free radical generation. You'll be avoiding harsh chemical additives too.
Quality oil will have a clean, fresh coconut scent with a translucent
color. Coconut oil is a soft solid form at room temperature, but will melt to clear when heated.
Coconut oil contains small amounts of vitamins A, E and K. It is abundant in iron and Choline. Choline is a water soluble nutrient. It is essential for maintaining normal function of all body cells and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body! Coconut oil has antioxidants! It penetrates the skin protecting and preventing against the formation of free radicals. It is a natural anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. It protects against diseases, including those of the skin.
BENEFITS of COCONUT OIL - (skin care)
Remove Dead Skin Cells, Main Strong Connective Tissue, Ward off Sun Damage, Combat Wrinkles and Discoloration, Firm, Soften, Moisten, Reduce Chronic Inflammation, Protect Against Liver Spots.
VITAMIN A BENEFITS:
Moistens. Guards against bacterial and parasitic infections. Diminishes fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Soothes acne and psoriasis.
VITAMIN E BENEFITS:
Moistens. Diminishes fine line lines, wrinkles, age spots, discolorations, stretch marks and scars. Protects against UV damage and sunburns. Has anti-inflammatory properties.
VITAMIN K BENEFITS:
Diminishes: dark circles and puffiness under eyes, spider veins, broken capillaries, bruises, discolorations and mottled pigmentation. Rejuvenates.
APPLICATIONS: Acne, Premature skin, Sun Damage, Eczema, Psoriasis, Dry, Flaky or Chapped Skin, Athlete's Foot Fungus
COCONUT OIL RECIPES - Homemade Skin Care
(*NOTE*) Use organic, unrefined, virgin or extra virgin coconut oil for skin care. CAUTIONS!
Do not apply hot, burning, oil to skin, face, or scalp. Hot oil
can cause blisters. Avoid sensitive areas. Follow directions,
carefully, mentioned on all manufactured product labels.
-- ACNE-FREE HOMEMADE FACE MASK: Mix together 2 spoons coconut oil, 1 egg, 1 spoon honey, 1 spoon yogurt and 1 spoon sugar. Apply mixture to face and leave on up to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
(Above homemade face mask recipe by Spark of Beauty)
-- SOOTHE DRY FLAKY SKIN: Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil to bath water. Moisturize and soothe eczema or psoriasis.
BENEFITS of COCONUT OIL (hair & scalp)
Soften and Smooth, Condition Scalp, Get Rid of Dandruff, Enhance Shine
APPLICATIONS: Dry scalp. Dandruff. Dull/Frizzy hair.
(*NOTE*) Use organic, unrefined, virgin or extra virgin coconut oil for hair or scalp care. CAUTIONS! Do not apply hot, burning, oil to hair or scalp. Hot oil can cause blisters. Avoid sensitive areas. Follow directions, carefully, mentioned on all manufactured product labels.
COCONUT OIL RECIPE: (hair and scalp)
-- ADD SMOOTHNESS and SHINE TO HAIR: Apply coconut oil to hair before washing. Towel wrap hair for approx. 1 hour. The oil will penetrate the scalp, reduce flakiness, moisturize dry, frizzy, hair and enhance shine. Will help eliminate dandruff. Next, shampoo hair and rinse well. Let dry.
-- Apply small amount to ends of hair to help repair split ends. Rinse/Dry.
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