Our reader Danni sent a couple a few great coconut oil skin care tips:
Thanks so much Danni!
I personally think that coconut oil is one of the best natural skin care ingredients around. Coconut oil, especially virgin, when it is organic and additives-free, makes one of the best natural moisturizers around. It is most commonly used as a carrier oil since it is a great base to dilute essential oils.
Once applied, the skin absorbs it quickly and it moves into the deeper layers to provide nourishment and moisture that is so necessary for healthy, elastic skin. Its aroma is not overwhelming so it easily blends with many different ingredients for a creamy consistency. The less refined it is, the more likely it is that it will have that wonderful warm aroma of coconut.
An additional value of this oil comes in that it is a strong antibacterial and antifungal agent. It quickly kills both bacteria and fungi and accelerates the healing of the skin affected by them.
Don't be afraid to buy it in bulk package. Kept at room temperature, this oil will last for months.
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