The spell in the oil of a coconut
Will heal your heels and soothe your cuts.
Coconut oil is not just a smooth, soft luxury for harsh winters. Neither is it a rescue for dry, brittle hair. It is more. It is magic. It is sparkle and shine. And love, ladled with care. It carries stories of wisdom, handed down from generation to generation from grandmothers and mothers, gently remedying cracked elbows and dark eye circles or enriching evening hair oiling sessions …
At CoconutSpell, we believe that ‘Self-belief and coconut oil changes everything’. Our pages are dedicated to the science and wisdom in the oil of a coconut, where we will also indulge in the velvety luxury of pure homemade coconut oil. We will talk about how you can use the spell in it’s pure white kernel to heal your body and improve your life. Thank you for stopping by and stepping into Nature’s world of wisdom, magic and care. Let us go …
Blackheads are a result of pores clogged by sebum and dead cells. Contrary to popular notion, scrubbing the blackhead-affected area causes more oil production by the skin, thereby aggravating the condition. So what should be a sensible, sane, inexpensive and natural way to deal with them? Keep reading…
A banana peel
A few drops of coconut oil
What to do?
Apply 2-3 drops of coconut oil on the inner side of the banana peel and rub this on the affected area for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Do this 2-3 times a week.
How does it work?
Apart from fibre and protein, banana skin is rich source of potassium, magnesium and B-vitamins, namely, B6 and B12. Coconut oil is a rich source of lauric and caprylic acids, which are medium-chain fatty acids with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties [1, 2, 3]. This remedy is particularly good for sensitive skin, since virgin coconut oil contains emollients which increase skin hydration by providing a coating for the skin, slowing down moisture loss .
Did it work for you?
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Please ensure you are not allergic to the ingredients used here before trying it out!
- Verallo-Rowell, V.M., Dillague, K.M. and Syah-Tjundawan, B.S., 2008. Novel antibacterial and emollient effects of coconut and virgin olive oils in adult atopic dermatitis. Dermatitis, 19(6), pp.308-315.
- DebMandal, M. and Mandal, S., 2011. Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.: Arecaceae): in health promotion and disease prevention. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 4(3), pp.241-247.
Ogbolu, D.O., Oni, A.A., Daini, O.A. and Oloko, A.P., 2007. In vitro antimicrobial properties of coconut oil on Candida species in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of medicinal food, 10(2), pp.384-387.
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 1 ripe banana
- A blender (or you may mix manually)
- A head cap would be nice
Note: These are average measurements. Tweak the ingredients according to the length of your hair, keeping the ratios same.
You have to do:
Blend the banana until smooth. Make sure there are no lumps. Mix the coconut oil and honey to the smooth banana blend to get a nice, rich fragrant smoothing serum.
Apply this serum on your scalp and hair shafts. The serum treats split ends, so if you have any or wish to prevent them, apply the serum along the entire length, up to the very tips of your hair. Wear a head cap and keep on for 20 minutes. (Time for that story book). Wash off after 20 minutes, with clean water.
How many times?
Once a week.
What to expect:
Smooth and healthy beautiful hair, like silk. With a delicious fragrance. And an urge to avoid chemical serums.
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We will be waiting to know how this remedy worked for you. Do let us know. And if possible, please share this with a friend. Let us enrich our lives with Nature’s therapies.
Make sure you are not allergic to coconut oil or any of the ingredients used here. Try the patch test first.