Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Nuts about Coconuts!

I love coconut oil and use it almost daily. It's extremely versatile but it's important to make sure you buy the right type. Organic refined coconut oil has a coconut smell and taste and is the best as it is not chemically processed and in its most natural form. 

Here is a list of some of the MANY uses of coconut oil;
  • As a hair treatment mask. It nourishes hair and helps with breakage and split ends. Apply for an hour or so and shampoo as normal.
  • For baking as a replacement for eggs in cakes, bread, pastry etc
  • Massage into dry cuticles and nails
  • Use as a lip balm.
  • To clean around the house
  • Eat a teaspoon for a boost of energy. (They contain medium chain triglycerides which are easily absorbed into the blood stream)
  • Use as a cleanser to remove make up.
  • It is great at removing even waterproof mascara
  • Apply a tiny amount as to hair as a finishing product, it smooths fly-aways and leaves hair shiny
  • Oil Pulling: Swishing a spoonful of oil around your mouth for 5 minutes every morning (or as often as you can be bothered), it is great for drawing out toxins and deep cleansing the mouth. Brush as normal after.
  • Apply a thin layer on skin overnight to nourish and hydrate skin.
  • Smooth over dry skin on your feet and apply socks then leave them on overnight leaves your feet super smooth! 
  • Has natural sunscreen properties.
  • Use as a body moisturiser
  • Or mix equel parts with sugar as a body scrub
  • To prevent and fade stretchmarks and age spots
  • Use to prevent and treat nappy rash
And there are many many more...

You can buy organic virgin coconut oil in Health food stores or most supermarkets.


  1. I use coconut oil everyday too! I do oil pulling and going to try a coconut oil and brown sugar face mask too! I also make my own tooth paste with it and bicarbonate soda and essential oils :) love the blog so far! Xxx

  2. I'm obsessed with it. Got one of my wisdom teeth out last week and its the only thing that made it feel better. x