In Natural Beauty with Coconut Oil, qualified beauty therapist Lucy Bee has put together all her favourite recipes, tips and ideas for combining coconut oil with storecupboard staples and other natural ingredients to make beauty products that really work.
Coconut oil, as we know, is nature’s perfect Ingredient. It has earned that accolade through not just its versatility in cooking but also its application as an effective and economic beauty treatment for skin, hair and oral health. Composed of nourishing fatty acids, high in vitamin E and known for its antifungal, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, coconut oil is an essential addition to any bathroom.
Tapping into the current trend for making your own beauty treatments as an alternative to shop-bought products that can be pricey and often are packed with chemicals, such as paraffin and other unnatural chemical compounds, every recipe in Coconut Oil: Natural Beauty is super easy to make at home, without any expensive specialized equipment. A few recipes, such as the Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Spot Zapper are as simple as coconut oil enhanced with a drop or two of essential oil, while other recipes, like the Cellulite- Busting Coffee Body Scrub, makes use of spent coffee grounds that would otherwise be thrown away.
Alongside her favourite recipes, Lucy gives tips based on her own daily and weekly beauty routines. With chapters on the face, the body, hair, hands and feet, and with feature spreads on oral health, first aid, travel essentials and mums and babies, there really is an all-natural solution for common everyday beauty dilemmas.