The benefits of Coconut Oil in Natural Skin Care and Hair Treatments
The natural mix of oils and fatty acids in coconut oil is similar to that found in our skin and hair, and its complex make-up gives it many natural benefits that synthetic oils or other non-100% pure beauty products cannot offer. We explain some of the best reasons why coconut oil is an important ingredient in natural skin care
and hair treatment
products and why it is a favorite here at Utama Spice.
Natural hair treatment
The unique fat composition of coconut oil helps protect and nourish your hair and scalp, which means thick, shiny hair. It also helps to condition
hair by locking in moisture
and reducing protein loss which can make hair look unhealthy. If your hair is already dry or damaged
, or you suffer from dandruff
or other dry skin issues, coconut oil is an excellent natural hair treatment
. Unlike synthetic oils found in other products, coconut oil is almost certain to be non-allergenic, so it won't irritate your scalp while it helps to restore the delicate protein balance of your hair and moisturize your skin and roots. Coconut oil can also help prevent lice, making it an excellent, safe
product for your children's hair. These many great benefits of coconut oil are why it has been used for generations in homemade hair remedies by women in Indonesia and other tropical regions of the world. We use high quality cold-pressed coconut oil in our Shampoo
and Hair Oils.
Natural skin care
is an effective moisturizer
on all types of skin, of all ages. Coconut oil works to restore and maintain the fatty acid balance of your skin while actively re-hydrating it, locking in moisture and keeping your skin looking younger and healthy, with less sagging and wrinkles. Unlike synthetic oils, coconut oil also does not react with our skin, making it a popular choice with mothers and babies or those with sensitive skin. Coconut oil also provides natural anti-oxidant
benefits which over time may help prevent various signs of premature aging. It also has mild antimicrobial
properties making it a great option when trying to deal with skin problems such as dermatitis and eczema that can be prone to infection and irritation, or as a topical healing balm
for use on cuts and bruises where its complex make-up of nutrients can help to speed up the healing process. It is also a natural sunscreen
, and although we strongly advise you to take proper precautions when going out in strong UV light for extended periods, on a day-to-day basis using coconut oil
in your facial cleanser, body lotion or Lip Balm
gives exposed skin an extra layer protection against sun damage. One of favourite products is our Liquid Soap
, made with cold-pressed coconut oil and essential oils, and doesn't dry your skin even with frequent handwashing. Great for those who like smelling fresh or with skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis.
Other coconut oil benefits
But perhaps the most overlooked and undeniable benefit of coconut oil
is that it simply smells great
and feels luxurious
and silky-smooth on your skin. The experience of being smothered in a Body Butter
blended with aloe and seaweed or massaged with an aromatic Body Oil
is so soothing and relaxing, and if we can reduce stress
in our lives and improve our mental health, we end up looking and feeling younger and healthier, all completely naturally!