Coconut oil is made up of natural ingredients that have many positive effects on the skin, hair and general health. Sold in Quebec with or without its captivating scent, it’s used in the creation of many other products, as it’s rich in essential fatty acids.
Go coco-nutty on your skin...
Easily absorbed by the skin, coconut oil deeply hydrates dry skin. Thanks to its soothing qualities, it’s great for treating redness and is as effective at soothing sunburn as aloe vera. And, yup, you’ve heard right, it can be applied from your head right down to your toes! You can even use it on the more delicate parts of your face and hands (it works like a dream on nails and cuticles). The oil, which contains a cocktail of ingredients rich in Vitamins A and E, is especially good at treating dry lips and the area around the eyes, which will look fuller after just one application.
… and your hair!
Coconut oil is extremely nourishing for hair because of its high compatibility with hair protein. This is a revelation for anyone who has tried every trick in the book to treat their dry, damaged hair! Apply as a conditioner after your shampoo.
Other amazing properties
The list of uses for coconut oil is long. For example, it can be used as a makeup remover or as shaving gel, and this magical oil (when mixed with baking soda) can even help whiten teeth and eliminate the bacteria that cause bad breath! To do so, combine a spoonful of oil with baking soda and use it to rinse your mouth once a day for 20 minutes.
Products that caught our eye
(they all contain coconut oil)
- Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist by OGX
- Indulgent Coconut Milk Triple Butters Body Wash by St. Ives
Find out more about oils…
Argan oil: This oil from the argan tree, emblematic of Morocco, is wonderfully rich in antioxidants and vitamin E. For many years now, it has been used in cooking and cosmetically, particularly for beauty treatments and hair care. It is used as a base for numerous products.
Suggestion: PJC Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner
Macadamia oil: Extracted from the eponymous Australian tree, the oil from this nut is very rich in vitamins and minerals. With its nutritious, hydrating and healing properties, it’s used in a lot of after-sun products.
Suggestions: Soothing Almond Oil by Personnelle