5 Different Ways You Can Incorporate Coconut Oil Into A Clean Beauty Routine
It smells like an exotic vacation and locks in moisture like a dream. Here’s why you need coconut oil as part of your everyday hair and skincare routine
So, you’re an official member of the clean-beauty club – go you! Among all the small switches you’ve already made to your routine, such as reaching for vegan products (shout out to all the animals on the planet) and opting for post-consumer recycled plastic, we bet there’s one ingredient that keeps popping up again and again. Why? Because it’s been used as a natural hair nourisher, skin moisturizer and all-round beautifier for centuries. When it comes to natural ingredients with beauty benefits, coconut oil is up there with the best. Here’s how you can work its endless benefits into your planet-loving routine…
Boost Hair Shine
Coconut oil on its own is great for a weekly intense hair mask, or when used as a pre-shampoo treatment. It’s packed with vitamins and fatty acids, allowing it to coat the hair and add an extra layer of protection against those pesky external aggressors, helping to fend off further damage. For a daily dose of hydration, a coconut-oil infused conditioner is a quick and easy way to boost your locks and we love Love Beauty and Planet’s Sulfate-Free Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Conditioner. Thanks to an infusion of natural coconut oil, it helps to visibly repair hair and prevent split ends for super-smooth tresses. It’s also worth knowing many other Love Beauty and Planet’s hair care formulations include coconut oil to ensure hair is always left hydrated.
Smooth Split Ends
We like to be transparent when it comes to ingredients and their capabilities: to completely get rid of split ends, you have to cut them off. But there <is> something you can do to improve the look of that frayed effect. Coconut oil repairs hair and smooths split ends and keeping hair well-conditioned with one of our conditioners that also includes coconut oil – such as the nourishing Love Beauty and Planet’s Hemp Seed Oil & Nana Leaf Conditioner – is key, as it will also prevent splits from traveling further up the hair shaft. And as with all our products, they’re cruelty-free and contain no parabens, silicones or dyes, and are all formulated without phthalates.
Remove Your Make-Up
While coconut oil is great for your hair, it also has a few clever uses on skin, too, like getting rid of make-up. Not only does it liquefy easily when rubbed into skin, attracting and dissolving grime in the process, but it also boasts anti-bacterial properties, meaning it’s bye bye to bacteria and inflammation. Use it to double cleanse, but avoid leaving pure coconut oil on the skin if you’re prone to acne.
Stay Smelling Fresh
Avoiding aluminium, alcohol and parabens has never been easier, our Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Oil and Ylang Ylang Deodorant gives 24 hr odor protection and 24 hr fragrance! Formulated with plant deodorizers and infused with yang ylang oil for an electrifyingly fresh smell. Simply apply to clean and dry underarms for 24 hr protection.
Fun fact: We source our coconut oil from the Philippines, where the locals refer to the coconut palm as the ‘tree of life’ due to its endless uses. Split ends, dry skin – you name it, this handy oil fixes it. The high lauric acid content also calms inflammation in the skin while drenching it with hydration, which is why we consider our Murumuru Butter & Rose Hand Cream a can’t-leave-at-home purse essential. Enriched with coconut oil and super-nourishing murumuru butter, it offers a hefty hit of hydration with a gorgeous rose scent that will have everyone asking what fragrance you’re wearing. It’s a win-win.