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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Coconut Oil: The Wonder Product

LucyBee Coconut Oil

It's been a while! I've just got round to finishing my second year at university so am only now finding the time to blog. And I thought I'd get back into it by sharing something cheap but very very useful -coconut oil. 

Don't be misled by the writing on the jar! I've been using this little pot as a moisturiser (but it does taste great too) and it works wonders. As much as I love throwing money at expensive creams that promise to be the pinnacle of moisturisation, I've discovered that this works just as well and for a fraction of the price. I put it on my face, including the gentle skin under my eyes, once every evening and when I wake up my skin feels soft and supple. Coconut oil contains Vitamin E  for firmer skin and it's suitable even for very sensitive skin. This means I sometimes use it as a tasty lip balm when there isn't one lying around. I also have minor patches of psoriasis on my arms that are gone within a few days of applying coconut oil. It goes without saying, but the smell is fairly strong and if you're not a fan of coconut then it may not be the best idea to slather it on. I, however, don't mind smelling like a piña colada.

It's also a pretty good moisturising hair mask. Rub a small amount onto any dry ends, leave for a few hours or overnight, then shampoo out. Make sure you rinse thoroughly though or else it can look like you haven't had a wash in a good few days..

It doesn't matter what brand you use as long as it's pure organic coconut oil, but I use LucyBee because it's Fair Trade and you can find it easily online or in Sainsbury's. A small jar (£5.99 for 300ml) lasts for months, even if you use coconut oil as a moisturiser, hair mask and lip balm.

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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Coconut Oil: The Wonder Product

LucyBee Coconut Oil

It's been a while! I've just got round to finishing my second year at university so am only now finding the time to blog. And I thought I'd get back into it by sharing something cheap but very very useful -coconut oil. 

Don't be misled by the writing on the jar! I've been using this little pot as a moisturiser (but it does taste great too) and it works wonders. As much as I love throwing money at expensive creams that promise to be the pinnacle of moisturisation, I've discovered that this works just as well and for a fraction of the price. I put it on my face, including the gentle skin under my eyes, once every evening and when I wake up my skin feels soft and supple. Coconut oil contains Vitamin E  for firmer skin and it's suitable even for very sensitive skin. This means I sometimes use it as a tasty lip balm when there isn't one lying around. I also have minor patches of psoriasis on my arms that are gone within a few days of applying coconut oil. It goes without saying, but the smell is fairly strong and if you're not a fan of coconut then it may not be the best idea to slather it on. I, however, don't mind smelling like a piña colada.

It's also a pretty good moisturising hair mask. Rub a small amount onto any dry ends, leave for a few hours or overnight, then shampoo out. Make sure you rinse thoroughly though or else it can look like you haven't had a wash in a good few days..

It doesn't matter what brand you use as long as it's pure organic coconut oil, but I use LucyBee because it's Fair Trade and you can find it easily online or in Sainsbury's. A small jar (£5.99 for 300ml) lasts for months, even if you use coconut oil as a moisturiser, hair mask and lip balm.

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