Virgin Coconut Oil
Cold pressed and certified organic. A natural skin moisturiser, hair conditioner and underarm deodorant. Invaluable aid to dental hygiene and white teeth.
All about Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil can be used as a moisturiser, hair conditioner, underarm deodorant and to clean your teeth. It can also be used to remove make-up. We source our Virgin Coconut Oil from Sri Lanka. It comes from organic, fully sustainable sources. It is cold pressed, which means it is extracted mechanically, without heat, from fresh coconuts. It is certified organic. Frankly, it is the best coconut oil that money can buy!
How to use Virgin Coconut Oil
As a moisturiser (i) apply after washing, showering or bathing when your skin is still slightly damp, (ii) put a small amount of oil into the palm of your hands, and (iii) apply to the area to be moisturised.
As a hair conditioner (i) apply to damp or dry hair, (ii) massage the oil into the hair and scalp, (iii) leave on for anything up to 30 minutes, (iv) rinse with warm water, and (v) you can leave a small quantity in your hair as a leave-in conditioner.
As an underarm deodorant (i) apply to freshly washed arm pits, (ii) place a small amount of the oil on the tips of your fingers and rub in under your arms, (iii) allow to melt into the skin, and (iv) wait for it to dry before dressing. Note: you won’t smell of coconut!
To clean your teeth (i) you can just use it place of toothpaste or (ii) you can use it for ‘oil pulling’, whereby you rinse your mouth with coconut oil (don’t gargle) for about 5 to 10 minutes in order to ‘pull out’ cavity-causing bacteria and trapped food from your mouth.
To remove make-up (i) scoop a small amount of oil from jar and rub between your fingers until it is soft/liquid, (ii) close your eyes and rub all over your eyelids, eye lashes and face, (iii) massage gently, (iv) use a warm, wet washcloth or flannel to remove the oil, and (v) rinse with warm water.
Of special note
Coconut oil can be used for many other purposes including calming eczema, a spread (instead of butter), cooking and as an alternative to baby oil.
Our not-very-secret formula
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About the ingredient
Virgin coconut oil has been shown to have a moisturising and emollient effect, coating the skin and thus slowing down transepidermal water loss and increasing hydration within the upper layers of the skin (stratum corneum and top layers of the dermis). It also helps to make the skin look less rough and scaly and has an antimicrobial effect. It should also be noted that coconut oil, while not an alternative to sunscreen, has been shown to block approx. 20% of UV light before skin is damaged. Its deodorant action comes from this ability to reduce water loss together with its antimicrobial effects.
Wild & Precious Virgin Coconut Oil is extremely safe to use. It is edible, so swallowing it obviously shouldn’t cause any adverse reaction! We would not advise putting it into your eyes, but if a little bit gets rubbed in by mistake, again it should not cause any adverse reaction – just bathe the afflicted area in cold water.