Lovers of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) can rejoice as now they're much easier to find! You should be able to get a 500ml or 1 litre bottle from Cold Storage or Jaya Grocer supermarkets. May be available in hypermarkets like Tesco or Giant as well. And also available from any organic shop that sells organic food.
When buying VCO, make sure that it's cold-expressed, and that it is pure and organic. This means that it should only have Pure Virgin Coconut Oil stated in its ingredient listing. It should be a clear and colourless liquid, and should have a nice, sweet fresh coconut aroma. Should taste fresh as well...
Once you've bought a bottle, you may want to transfer some into a smaller bottle that is meant just for skin application. The rest of the oil can be consumed, or can be used in your daily cooking or baking.
You can use a pure version of VCO for your skin and hair, or you can add essential oils to it.
- Pour about 100ml of pure VCO into a clean plastic bottle or jar.
- Add in 15 - 18 drops of Lavender essential oil (Beauty360)
- Add in 3 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil (Beauty360)
- Close the bottle or jar and shake vigorously to make sure the oils are evenly diluted and distributed in the oil.
- Again, you can experiment with different types of essential oils. Just make sure that the essential oils are skin-friendly, and do not exceed 21 drops of essential oil for every 100ml of VCO.
- Blends for babies and children under 4 years should be restricted to Lavender or German Chamomile essential oil, and should not exceed 1 drop of pure essential oil for every 100 ml of VCO. Pure VCO is great for babies too!
- Children aged 4 - 12 years can take up to 15 drops of essential oil for every 100 ml of VCO for daily use.
- Beauty360 website: http://beauty360degrees.com
- If possible, try to buy locally produced VCO!