Friday, January 25, 2013

Coconut - A natural elixir

The heat oops cold is on . The little weather birdies say that its the coldest in 25 years..And as always the companions of cold are dryness , itchiness and flakiness and if you have a 2sh toddler these seem to be a triple threat
Enter coconut oil- the savior (cue tune in the Head dam dam di dam)

Coconut oil has often found place in our ancient texts and ayurveda but these days... purity is a big question so if you want the best results go for cold pressed organic coconut oil. I am enumerating a few of the ways I use coconut in my daily life.... Your mission if you choose to accept it is to Try , test and report back... Damn , I wish Ethan Hawke was here right now..

Ok moving to the more mundane

  1. Add a few cubes of camphor ( sold in packets ) in coconut oil. Keep it in the sun for 20 minutes. Apply this oil on your hair and scalp. It helps in tackling dandruff.Test a patch on your skin for any allergies
  2. Deep conditioning treatment - Apply warm oil and massage into scalp. Cover with a towel soaked in hot water and wrung out to provide a steam and heat treatment. Leave in for 30 minutes .
  3. Make up remover – use a cotton sponge and a dab of coconut oil 
  4. Massage Oil – Warm a bit of coconut oil and massage and massage 
  5. Stretch Mark Cream and Scar fader – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It is specially beneficial for new scars that are red . It helps in fading the scars and improves the overall appearance of skin making it softer and more supple 
Here's a new product that seems to offer  a lot - Introducing .....parachute Advansed body Lotion. First off the fragrance - Cool mint and coconut milk doesn't overpower you and punch you in the face with coconut.It soothes and comforts you with a pleasant fragrance.It readily absorbs into the skin and doesn't  leave a greasy aftereffect making it perfect for early on and all day application  

First off the ad is so mushy mushy and trust me if it leads to even an inch of the magic provided then I'm in .This year they have launched a variant called deep nourish. My husband has quite a sensitive olfactory nerve to my surprise and Im sure the fragrance of this will entice him for another touch ooops smell

This post is written for the PABL Blogger Contest 2013.

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