‘Coco, Coco, Coconuts!’

I’ve been reading for a while about the benefits of coconut oil in skin care. I can 100% say it lives up to it’s reputation as a great inexpensive all natural eye make up remover.

Extra virgin coconut oil is the best as it’s the most unrefined, so you get the most of it’s properties. IMG_7409

I’ve already been using it for the past year baking cakes and have previously noticed that some cleansers do list it as a key ingredient. Not only is it an emollient, it’s also an anti fungal and anti bacterial and cheap for use in skin care. There are hundreds websites singing its praises for being a moisturiser, hair mask, soothing rashes and insect bites and can help fighting wrinkles worker, thanks to its high (though saturated, it’s the good medium chain kind) fat, vitamin E, caprylic and lauric acid and high protein content.

For a tropical eye make remover, I’ve been gently warming a little up on my (clean) finger tips and massaging it over my eye lids. Eye shadow melts away immediately with mascara needing a swipe with cotton wool. I was amazed the first time and still am, how well it removed all traces of make up! Bonus points it’s 100% natural, not tested on animals and unlike other eye maker removers or cleansers, doesn’t sting if it gets in the eyes. Double bonus points, for an eye make up remover it’s inexpensive (about €5 for 200ml) so I now have extra pennies for eye cream and moisturisers.

Solid at room temperature and liquid above 25C, hence why it comes in a jar.IMG_7414

I’m keen to see how it fairs as an hair mask. Normally I use coconut milk to help ease the abuse my tresses go through in the summer thanks to sea salt, sweat and suncream. It works wonders, but can get messy! I’m also keen to see if apple cider vinegar makes a good toner that I keep reading about too!

Are you a coconut oil fan? What are your uses with it? Have you tried apple cider vinegar as a toner?