Coconut has great beauty benefits and raw materials/products extracted from whole coconut like coconut oil, desiccated or shredded coconut, coconut milk and coconut water also have great skin care and hair care benefits. Today, we will see how to make an all-natural and super effective yet gentle coconut scrub recipe using shredded coconut-
Shredded Coconut- Shredded coconut has gentle buffing and exfoliating action that helps remove dead skin layer. Moisturizes and softens skin and makes it plump and glowing. Has a gentle polishing action.
Honey- Honey is a natural humectant that hydrates skin and keeps it soft and moisturized. It also as natural mild bleaching properties that helps lighten pigmentation on skin, even out skin tone and reduce tan. Adds a beautiful soft glow to the skin and also has cleaning properties.
Coconut Milk- Coconut milk has softening and moisturizing properties and makes a great liquid base in the recipe if you have normal to dry skin. If you have oily skin, you can opt for rose water or any low fat regular milk. Coconut milk also helps brighten up the skin by enhancing natural complexion and reducing sun tan. READ MORE – GREEN TEA HAIR ICE CUBES FOR HAIR GROWTH
RECIPE FOR COCONUT FACE AND BODY SCRUB:
Things you need-
- 2-3 tablespoons shredded fresh coconut (or desiccated coconut is fine too)
- 1 teaspoon organic honey
- Enough coconut milk (or any milk alternative that you prefer)
In a bowl, add shredded fresh coconut pulp and honey. Add in enough coconut milk until you get a spreadable paste and massage on facial skin and body before a shower. Use every alternate days.
If you have severely dry skin, use full fat coconut milk or coconut cream and almond oil instead of honey. If you have oily skin, you can use the exact same recipe and only substitute coconut milk to low-fat milk or rose water. READ MORE – INVERSION METHOD – GROW YOUR HAIR 1 INCH IN A WEEK