What’s all the fuss about Coconut Oil?

Hi, my name is Khanyi and I’m a coconut oil addict.

My love for coconut oil began the moment I decided to let my hair grow naturally; no relaxers, no chemicals just water and shampoo. However, I was experiencing a lot of dryness and itch – to the point where my hair was breaking every time when I had to comb it. So I went online, searched for natural hair bloggers just to see what they’re number one go-to-product for such is – and they were all giving praise to this magical oil that does wonders to one’s crown (your hair that is).

Then I also discovered that this magical oil is not only for dry hair, I did more research and I came across an article with almost a thousand ways people use coconut oil. I went home and tried a few of them and it worked. From that day on, coconut oil has been my go-to-product for almost every problem in my {I want to say life, but that just feels like over-exaggerating… so I’ll simply go with} skincare routine.

I am also a big fan of making lists (i.e to-do-lists or grocery shopping lists), the notes pad app on my phone is actually taking much space because of that… so, I thought I’d share a list of the magic that coconut oil has brought into my life:

  • Hair

As I’ve already mentioned, you can use it as a scalp moisturiser, get bae or your friend to rub it in their hands and run it through your ends to combat dryness and add some shine. You can also use it as a deep hair conditioner; mix about ¼ cup coconut oil with half an avocado together and massage it into wet hair. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse. It will leave your hair shiny, silky and moisturized. *struu*

  • Eye Make-Up Remover

It works way better and faster than some make-up removers I tell you. Smear it over the eyes and then using a piece of cloth, ‘vaslap’ or cotton rounds, wipe it all off and watch as the magic happens. It’s also perfect for ridding your eyes from the black stuff.

  • Face mask and wash

I like to mix mine with a bit of honey but I’ve heard other people say they mix it with a banana or yoghurt, apply it and leave it on for about 20 minutes.  It’ll have your face feeling silky, smooth and hydrated. 

  • Body lotion

The stuff sinks into the skin and will have you feeling like a baby. I also heard it’s good for people with eczema (please refer to your skincare doctor for more info on that).

  • Cooking

Yes peeps, it’s also one of my favourite cooking ingredients.  Simply warm it and stir to incorporate in the meal you’re preparing. You can even use it when baking or as a butter substitute on toast.

These are just a few ways in which I use this magical oil, feel free to share yours if you’re also a fan and don’t forget to keep a little container in your bag or that old zambuk tin for lip moisturiser.

Thank me later.

The K in IceKream