When we think of coconuts we imagine white sands, tall palms and bright blue sea. I don’t know about you, but the smell of coconut reminds me of the entire essence of summer. The very scent is enough to picture myself somewhere extremely exotic with a fruity cocktail in hand. This is why, as soon as I caught a whiff of Vita Coco Coconut oil I had fallen into some kind of coconut oil infatuation.
This season, we have seen the power of the coconut first hand with a coconut frenzy sweeping across the beauty, skincare and food industries. Previously coconut was only ever thought of as a quick fruit snack, perhaps a drink and the ‘stuff that’s in bountys’. However, with the versatile uses of coconut oil rearing its head it’s quickly becoming a summer 2015 beauty essential.
Vita Coco Coconut oil is extra virgin, meaning it is free of all nasties making it the perfect product for all of the family. Organic, 100% raw and cold pressed with all of its natural goodness, those green glamorganic beauties out there will be screaming from the rooftops. Full of antioxidants, Vita Coconut Oil is nature’s very own anti-ageing skincare hero. With plenty of uses from softening and strengthening hair, cleansing and moisturising skin to even being able to take off stubborn make-up, this is a summer suitcase staple.
We love Vita Coconut Oil here at Belle and it is quickly becoming our go to multipurpose product. And by multipurpose, I mean EVERYTHING:
Nature’s own moisturiser. Keep at room temperature to soften the oil, then slather the sweet smelling oil all over your both for a super nourishing full body treatment. Vita Coconut Oil is also makes the perfect product to keep your pins hair free. Simply sweep the oil over your leg for a natural and organic shaving balm. It ensures the razor glides easily over your skin, preventing cuts. Not only does your skin feel soft and supple, you are also left smelling tropically fantastic.
As we head into the summer the air is hot a humid, making our hair vulnerable to the FRIZZ! To tame flyaways, rub a penny sized amount of oil into your palms and smooth onto the end of your hair for sleek, shiny hair. The oil can also be used as a conditioning hair mask. Simply distribute the oil all over and leave for an hour before you shampoo to revive dry, sunbaked hair.
A cleanser and moisturiser in one, Vita Coco Coconut Oil can be applied directly onto a cotton pad to remove makeup – even waterproof mascara! Trust us, it really works! Also a saviour for the lips, Vita Coco Coconut oil can applied to the lips to moisturise, soothe and perfect our pouts.
This one-pot beauty essential is available at amazon, asda, Boots, Budgens, Holland and Barrett, Nutricentre, Ocado, Tesco and Wholefoods