Hearing about the benefits of using Virgin Coconut Oil aka VCO as a beauty product has been an intriguing thing. I couldn’t help but wonder, “is it as good as they claim it is?” I reckon I wouldn’t really know the answer to that question unless I try it myself, hence, a recent purchase of ProSource’s Extra Virgin Pure All-purpose Coconut Oil for Php 109.00.
There are two (2) aspects wherein you can benefit from VCO: Beauty and Health.
: Apply it onto the dry, freshly cleansed face and neck in a circular motion before your night cream. Avoid the eye area. It is known to repair, protect, nourish, revitalise and moisturise skin.
: Massage it onto your hair from scalp to tip. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes to an hour (depends on the extent of hair damage or if it even is). Rinse off with your regular shampoo and conditioner. You can do this once or twice a week. It’ll help repair damaged hair, leaving hair looking healthy and shiny.
: 2 tbsps daily after meal, you can add sugar for flavour. It is known to add energy and extra protection against disease.
: Not only is it a great lubricant (which is already a given), it’s known to be effective in relieving soreness in muscles (no scientific support, though). I can only guess that since when VCO is applied during a massage, it generates enough heat that can help soothe muscle pains or joint sores (don’t quote me on that, though).
You can also check what’s suggested on the back of the bottle.
Admittedly, I can try these out save the supplement. I just can’t imagine ingesting a couple of spoonfuls of VCO. It’s OIL for crying out loud! How can one possibly take gulping down a thick liquid like oil? Never mind its health benefits. Pah.
Have any of you tried drinking it? How is it? Have you seen any effects? I’m working towards experimenting with it so I can write the full review. If you’ve got questions, now’s the best time to ask them so I can take notes!
Photos: Copyright © 2008 Sasha Manuel