Do your elbows and heels feel dry and rough despite piling on a moisturiser like there's no tomorrow? You might be using the wrong kind!
Long hailed as a panacea for hair and skin issues, give coconut oil a try. Now, if you're concerned that it's too oily for your skin type, don't be. We're talking about Fractionated Coconut oil here, not just some regular oil. FCO stays in liquid form even in lower temperatures so it's great if you favour rollerballs and pump bottles for convenient application.
Unlike other vegetable oils, Fractionated Coconut gets absorbed by the skin quickly and completely making it ideal for dry or troubled skin. It will leave your skin silky smooth and pleasantly hydrated without the greasy or oily effect. Use it for your DIY facial moisturiser, salt scrub, body creams, aftershave, lip butter, makeup remover, foot mask, hair oil, soap, and more!
This oil further shines, no pun intended, as a carrier oil because it is colourless, odourless, and is soluble with all essential oils. This means that it won't alter the aromatic properties of your EO nor stain your clothes. With a longer shelf life and better stability at all temperatures, you won't have to worry about ruining your oils. Go ahead and blend to your heart's content!
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Cocos Nucifera Oil
ECO. essential oils are sourced from ethical sources and chosen from suppliers specifically to contain the best active constituents. ECO. essential oil blends have been crafted and blended from the pure essences of plants; their single oils are 100% pure and natural, and highly concentrated with therapeutic properties.
Add 2-4 drops of essential oil per 100ml of water to your diffuser. Some oils may require 4-8 drops to be added.
Add 3-10 drops of essential oil to a personal inhaler to inhale as needed.
Essential oils should always be diluted before applying to the skin. Blend essential oil with coconut oil, almond oil or any other suitable carrier oil for massage.
Essential oils are natural, but they are also concentrated. We recommend following basic safety precautions when using your oils:
Essential oils should not be ingested, unless it is under the guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner.
Do not use oils undiluted on the skin, unless the instructions permit otherwise. Many oils can cause irritation when placed directly on skin, particularly on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth. Some oils (particularly those in the citrus family) can cause photosensitivity if used prior to going out in the sun - please check instructions carefully.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using essential oils. As a general guideline, oils should be avoided for the first four months of pregnancy and never used undiluted. Some oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Bay, Basil, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Cypress, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.
Children can be particularly affected by essential oils. Some oils should not be used in children under the age of 7, and specific dilution ratios are recommended depending on the essential oil and the age of the child. We recommend consulting an appropriate practitioner prior to using oils on children.