Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Coconut Oil..

Last week I was in a health shop and I decided to buy Coconut Oil. I bought it solid in a jar and it was only €2 and let me tell you this stuff is AMAZING! I'm actually going to buy another one this weekend because it can be used in so many ways! 

So basically, what makes coconut oil so good for your hair is that its one of the few oils that due molecular structure it can penetrate inside the hair shaft , therefor being able to moisturise and repair the hair. I way prefere this oil to any of my other hair oils and serums at the moment. 

To use coconut oil place the jar of coconut oil into a bowl or sink of hot water for a few minutes for it to turn from soild to liquid. As the oil cools it will turn to a solid again if not used.

The uses of coconut oil are as follows:
  • Use it as a pre-shower conditioner on dry hair. Melt the oil and apply to dry hair, leave for 10-30 minutes (depending on how much time you have) or leave it in over night for a more intensive treatment.
  • Use on your hair after you shower. Apply some of the oil to wet/damp hair after you shower. Apply a small bit at a time or you hair could turn greasy! I found using this on my curly hair made it softer, more ease to manage and gave my curls for bounce.
  • It makes a really nice scrub, which I will show you how to make below :) 
  • It can be used as a massage oil or a body moisturiser.
  • For extra strengthening you can make a coconut oil and egg hair mask. I use this one a week. Our hair loves coconut oil and just soaks it up. 

To make this hair mask-

  1. Melt the coconut oil until its warm (you dont want it too hot or the eggs could scramble!)
  2. Crack in one egg and mix it quickly together (you dont want it too cool as the heat will make it penetrate the hair.) 
  3.  Put a towel around your shoulders and then apply the mask, pay particular attention to the ends and massage it into scalp as coconut can help with dandruff and massaging the scalp encourages hair growth.
  4. Leave in for 30-40 minutes, wash out and shampoo and condition as normal.
  • I have read that a few drops melted/liquid coconut oil on a cotton pad can be used to remove eye make-up, although I haven't tried this myself.
  • Coconut oil can be used as a face moisturiser and is really lovely if used in a DIY facial :) 

To make a Scrub-

You will need:
Coconut Oil
Lavender essence (optional)
You roughly need 2 parts sugar : 1 part oil.

1.Melt the coconut oil in a bowl of hot water.

2. Empty the water from the bowl and pour in some coconut oil.

3. Then add the sugar and a few drops of lavender (you can add a bit of olive oil if you want) Your scrub should look something like this:

Then scoop it out and put it in a pretty jar and leave it in your bathroom :)

Put a bow around this and it makes a lovely handmade gift!
I hope you have found this post helpful , Overall I really like coconut oil and for just under €2 , I would recommend this to anyone :) 

Let me know what you think below!

Thanks for reading :)


  1. I LOOOOVE coconut oil!
    I always use it myself - both in cooking and for body treatment.

    I'd be glad to see your comments in my blog too:

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    1. Thanks for your comment :) Yes I love it! So good for curly hair :P
      I'd love to follow you :)