Coconut oil as a body lotion
Coconut oil works so well on the skin because the medium chain fatty acids, that give it its wonder properties, are so easily absorbed by the skin. Our skin produces its own medium chain fatty acid called sebum which can sometimes get damaged. Applying coconut oil helps rebuild our natural barriers preventing fungal and bacterial infections.
It works as a great body lotion giving your skin deep penetrating moisture, restoring the skins natural beauty for an all over healthy glow. For best results, after a bath take a small amount of coconut oil and rub it on your slightly damp skin until it’s fully absorbed – it’s what Gwyneth Paltrow does!
You can use coconut oil as a natural soap and it can also be massaged into the nail cuticle to help promote healthy nail growth, giving you strong nails. Best used just before you go to bed. Rub a small amount in your hands and massage into the cuticle. Your hands and nails will benefit from the moisturizing and conditioning power of the coconut oil. But don’t wash your hands after as you will wash away the goodness!
Coconut oil can help improve the appearance of cellulite. It makes a luscious massage oil. Try massaging some coconut oil into the troubled areas then with a body brush, make deep, sweeping stokes in the direction of your heart. This process will help to flush out toxins and leave your skin soft and supple.