From hair care to skin care, the humble coconut can help us to look after our bodies from tip to toe.
Here, Leah Eynon, Marketing Co-Ordinator for our award winning Dr Organic beauty range, explains why only organic virgin coconut oil makes it into Dr Organic’s award winning coconut beauty range.
Originating from Pacific Islanders and traditionally called the Tree of Life, coconut oil has been used for thousands of years. Easily absorbed and nutritious this ancient wonder is the perfect ingredient for our skin and hair products. The smell alone instantly transports you to an exotic tropical island!
At Dr Organic, we use coconut oil in 14 of our natural hair, face, beauty and nail products. We use it in so many of our products as it has a different make up from all over fats and has unique healing properties. Nourishing and hydrating it can help to rejuvenate dry and tired skin and hair, leaving it looking and feeling healthy, radiant and deeply moisturised.
Virgin coconut oil has even more benefits. It is produced through cold pressing, which maximises these properties; that’s why we use only virgin coconut oil in our range!
We source our coconut oil from sustainable plantations in Southern Asia, such as Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Once it’s on home soil, we combine this exotic oil with a blend of organic and natural ingredients.
Coconut oil is a great ingredient in hair products. It has a low molecular weight and this means that it can penetrate inside the hair which helps with healthy growth, strength and shine. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair, so makes a great conditioner.
It’s also an excellent massage oil for the skin as it is an incredibly effective moisturiser on all types of skin – especially dry skin. It improves hydration, firmness and tone, nourishing deep into the skin. It’s also considered a safe solution for preventing skin dryness and flaking as unlike other common cosmetic oils, such as mineral oil, there is less chance of having any adverse side effects from coconut oil.
Harsh, synthetic ingredients such as parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and artificial colours, never make it into our products. Instead we mix in naturally derived ingredients from a variety of plant sources and our unique signature fragrance blend of natural essential oils. The end result is variety of functional and luxurious products.
The latest addition to the Dr Organic virgin coconut oil range is an organic soap. It contains organic vegetable oil soap base which has been blended with virgin coconut oil and a tropical infusion of Mango, Papaya and Cocoa plant extracts. It will be heading to Holland & Barrett stores soon so be sure to watch out for it!