After recently receiving some paraben-free and cruelty free bath and body products to test out, I am feeling even more amped to upgrade my beauty arsenal to 100% healthy and natural brands, products and recipes. Our skin is our largest organ and the one that we tend to neglect and abuse on a daily basis. It’s also one of the reasons why we may or may not be experiencing different types of issues ranging from infection, diseases, illness and other debilitating sickness. That’s where all-natural products or recipes come into the picture. With so many beauty bloggers and beauty aficionados ditching the standard chemical-laden skincare and beauty products, it comes as no surprise that something as pure and natural as coconut oil would become a must-have beauty item. Here are a few simple reasons why coconut oil is a great addition to your current bath and body regimen:
- Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. Unlike traditional body lotions and butters which are loaded with water that only topically moisturizes the skin, coconut oil penetrates the skin’s top layer allowing the hydration and nutrients to reach the skin at a deep level. This type of moisture is what our skin lacks. Drastic improvement in overall tone and texture is just one of the benefits of using coconut oil on your skin every day. All you need is a spoonful of coconut oil to achieve one’s desired moisturizing needs.
- The key to introducing coconut oil into your beauty and skin care routine is purchasing the right product. Opt for all natural, extra virgin without any hydrogenation, bleaching, refinement or deodorization. You want your coconut oil to be as pure and as natural as possible. It’s best to store your coconut oil in a mild, dry place as it will solidify when in temperatures under 76 degrees.
- The natural sweet aroma of coconut oil makes this product a fantastic scented body oil for those spring and summer nights. Rather than spritzing yourself with strong perfumes or body splashes, you can use the coconut oil as a natural fragrance.
Check out your local health food store or Whole Foods for the best quality coconut oil in your area.