COCONUT OIL FOR BEAUTIFUL HAIR & SKIN Did you know that Coconut Oil makes a great hair and skin moisturizer?
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
If you have dry scalp or hair, try massaging your scalp with some warmed coconut oil a couple of times a week. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes each time and wrap a warm, wet towel on your hair to help it soak in. (If you can leave it on overnight, even better! Just be sure to put a towel down on your pillow, as the oil can leave a stain.) You can add a few drops of Rosemary essential oil to the melted oil before applying, to help increase circulation.
For glowing skin, add a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil to your bath water – it’ll melt in the water and soften you as you soak!
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan