The Oil of Paradise
As you know, over here at World Swimsuit we live on a gorgeous tropical island, our office is a Tiki-Bar where we have Piña colada’s for lunch and our office PA is a Capuchin monkey named Milly – So naturally we have a massive cupboard in our beach house filled with tropical ingredients, one of the most versatile of these ingredients is Coconut Oil.
Coconut has amazing healing properties, it can help to combat influenza viruses, fight bacteria that cause cavities, get rid of lice, improve digestion and reduce inflammation. But besides from being good for your body, it has a myriad of other helpful uses.
Coconut Oil Uses:
- Secret Ingredient: You can up the health ante of many dishes by replacing vegetable oil with coconut oil. Use it in stir-fries, brownie recipes and even pie crusts.
- Hair Care: For a rich hair treatment, combine 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of raw honey, heat the mixture up to combine evenly and apply to dry hair. Rinse with warm water after 20 minutes – Wash and Condition as usual.
- Saving Face: Use coconut oil as a cleanser. Apply melted coconut oil to dry skin and massage face thoroughly, rise your face and gently wipe your face with a warm damp facecloth to remove an eccess oil – Your skin will feel soft and smooth.
- Instant Coconut Body Butter: Combine 1 cup of solid coconut oil and a few drops of an essential oil, like Neroli or Lavender oil into a mixing bowl, using a whisk mix it all up until it becomes fluffy and apply.
Written by Celest L Nirenstein