Coconut Oil, what is it?
There’s a lot more to this ingredient than the name suggests, Coconut Oil can come in different qualities that are directly linked to where and how it is produced.
Extracting Coconut Oil can be achieved via either a dry or wet process. Dry involves the use of sunlight, kilns, or fire to create a substance called Copra, from which the oil is extracted either through pressing or the use of solvents.
Wet processing uses raw coconut and extracts oil through the use of centrifuges, acids, and even shockwaves.
However, there is a third natural alternative. Virgin Coconut Oil is made from fresh coconut meat by placing it in a press and squeezing, no chemicals, no fancy machinery.
This retains its natural taste, aroma, and nutritional benefits and is the reason why we only use Virgin Coconut Oil in our products.
Why you should be using it
Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the best sources of heart-healthy medium-chain fatty acids, such as Lauric acid which boosts the immune system through its antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Coconut oil when used to fry food or as a flavouring produces a lovely nutty taste with a touch of sweetness. Used frequently in a whole host of South Asian dishes it makes a great fragrant base for curries, stir-fries and marinades.
You can also use it in baking and as a substitute for other oils including butter.
On your skin feel free to indulge, the molecular structure of coconut oil makes it a great massage oil and moisturiser (especially for those with dry skin).
It also delays wrinkles and skin sagging and can be used in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
When used on hair it is one of the best conditioners money can buy, moisturising the scalp and dry or damaged hair with the minimum of fuss.
The combination of antibacterial properties and molecular size and structure that allows it to penetrate directly into the hair’s cortex makes it unbeatable for;
- Stimulating hair growth deep within the follicles.
- Adding lustre, shine and softness to the hair.
- Fighting dandruff and infection caused by insect bites.
- Slowing down hair loss.
How we use it
So there you go true superfood and super resource for healthy skin and hair. We use it in our Shampoo and Conditioner, and Moisturising hair cream, to give your hair a true moisturising experience and a healthy lustre.
We’d love to know how you use Coconut Oil, share any recipes or tips below.
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