Coconut oil produced by cold pressing of the pure and dried pulp of organically grown coconuts. Not deodorized, not refined, not bleached.
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Coconut oil is obtained by cold pressing of the pulp contained in the homonymous plant fruits (botanical name: Cocos nucifera ). The product is not refined, i.e. it is not subjected to a bleaching or deodorization process. This way it retains the original taste and smell of fresh coconuts.
At room temperature it looks like a white and solid oil, with the consistency of butter. It begins to melt from 20-22 C °, becoming a semi-transparent oily liquid. For this reason, coconut oil is solid in the winter and liquid in the summer. If you want to keep it solid, you can still keep it in the fridge. In any case, it is an oil that does not deteriorate with heat.
Coconut oil has countless uses and can be used both in cooking and for personal care. Here are some possible uses.
Coconut oil is very nourishing and has a soothing and anti-inflammatory action. It is perfect for dry, chapped and dehydrated skin. On the other hand, it is not recommended for those with very oily skin.
Lauric acid, of which coconut oil is rich, has a nourishing, emollient and repairing action on the hair. This oil is particularly suitable for dry, damaged and worn, damaged by dyes and other aggressive treatments. Coconut oil restores the right level of hydration, restoring shine and softness, repairing split ends over time. However, it is not suitable for those with very oily hair.
Coconut oil is also used as a remedy for wrinkles, especially around the eyes. Just apply a few drops in the eye area and spread the oil well until completely absorbed. This not only helps keep the skin hydrated and smooth out wrinkles, but also bags and dark circles.
Coconut oil can be applied to the face to remove makeup. Just a few drops to apply directly with your hands, massaging with circular movements, or you can apply the product with a pad. Gently insist especially on the eye area, then rinse with warm water and with the help of a cotton or microfibre cloth. The oil is excellent for removing make-up, also for waterproof make-up, and has a strengthening effect on the eyelashes as well.
Although there are more effective natural remedies in these situations, coconut oil can still help us as a soothing, in case of insect bites, dermatitis, eczema, itching and even for psoriasis. Just apply a small amount of coconut oil directly to the inflamed area once or several times a day, then massaging gently. If desired, you can increase the effectiveness of this remedy by adding a drop lavander officinalis essential oil.
After taking a shower, apply a little coconut oil to the skin, massaging well until completely absorbed. Coconut oil is very effective for sunburnt skin.
Coconut oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and is also an excellent whitener, all characteristics that make it perfect when used as a toothpaste. Coconut oil reduces the bacterial load of the germs responsible for dental and gum infections and at the same time whitens the data and reduces inflammation of the gums. Its effect can be enhanced by adding a drop of tea tree oil , or another essential oil with antibacterial action, such as lemon to the toothbrush .
The fatty acids of coconut oil work against bad odors caused by bacteria in the armpits, skin and neck. Just apply a small amount of product through circular massages, two or three times a day if necessary.
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