Coconut oil is the darling of consumers. While there is debate over the health benefits as a food source, it can be a fabulous oil for skin, hair and massage. Nectarine now offers Certified Organic Coconut Oil in 7.5 LB Tubs for $34.50 – OL-484-41-A.
For Healthy Hair: We all know the folklore about coconut oil and hair and its use in Indian and Polynesian cultures, well there is also science behind this! Studies have shown that coconut oil in the hair helps retain protein. It seems to be best suited to fine to medium hair, where those with coarse or dry hair may see more brittle hair after use. Shea Butter Conditioner is a good choice for this hair type.
It is great though for taming frizz! Just put a small amount in the palm and rub hands together. Then use as needed on the ends and fly-aways.
For Hydrating Skin: The International Journal of Dermatology published a study showing that the topical use of coconut oil decreased water loss of those with certain dermatological issues, so it is suggested that healthy skin can benefit too, as skin is less able to retain water as we age https://www.prevention.com/beauty/skin-care/study-coconut-oil-cure-dry-skin . Many love it as a makeup remover, being careful to avoid getting it in the eyes.
For Relaxation Massage: Coconut oil is slippery and silky and is ideal for a relaxing massage. It may be too slippery for deep tissue and body work. Try mixing the with other oils for more grip and to get the benefits of both.
Coconut is classified as a fruit, even though the Food and Drug Administration recognizes coconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, MOST people who have tree nut allergies can safely eat coconut. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE ANY ALLERGIES!
- Melting point is 75 degrees F (24 C)
- Can be stored liquid or solid
- Shelf-stable when stored properly in a cool, dark environment. It should last 2 years if stored properly and uncontaminated
- Low-allergy risk (ALWAYS CHECK WITH A PHYSICIAN)