I love fractionated coconut oil as it so light. It soaks into your skin easily, great for conditioning hair and handy for making eye make remover.
1. Rub gently into skin as a moisturiser after a bath or shower. It’s light and will quickly soak into your skin.
2. Once a week, use a small amount and massage into hair. You can leave it on overnight (I hear it doesn’t stain your pillowcase) or, like me, apply for 1-2 hours before showering, then wash as normal. I still use conditioner after shampooing. Your hair will feel soft and silky and helps tame frizzy, flyaway and static hair. (Rub into your scalp to help ease itchy and flaky scalps. Gentle enough to use on babies.)
3. Homemade eye make up remover –
2 tsps filtered water, 2 tsps fractionated coconut oil http://bit.ly/18b7xCY and 3 tsps witch-hazel. Mix and pour into a squirty pot (like a previous eye makeup remover thoroughly cleaned) I make up just enough to fill the bottle and make new a batch as needed. No nasty toxins, effective and easy to make and use. Remember to shake bottle before pouring into bottle else alot of the oil will get left behind and to shake well before use so you get a good blend that isn’t too oily. Less oil and the witchhazel in the mix can sting the eyes (I know this through experimenting!!)
4. Fragrant oil for massage or as perfume –
Add a few drops of your favourite aromatherapy oil – mine is Ylang Ylang http://bit.ly/13fzDsb and store in a pot ready for use. You could also use this mix in a bath.
5. Cooking. Fractionated oil is made from whole coconut so it doesn’t have the full health and nutritional value but can be very handy in cooking when you need a liquid oil such as making fresh mayonnaise, frying and baking. No taste either, so very versatile.
Pure virgin coconut oil is great for using when replacing solid fats like butter (or use half and half). It can taste coconutty so experiment. It can also be used as a moisturiser and I often use in small pots with aromatherapy oils like lavender as a salve. Although solid in appearance, it starts to melt once in your hands.
Let me know how you use your fractionated coconut oil in the comment box below. I’d love to know.
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