Based on its growing popularity, coconut oil seems to be the all-around cure for almost everything (like the mom of all plants). Coconut oil is used for cooking, among its many uses. Studies even now dwell on coconut oil’s effect on patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Oil pulling is a cheaper alternative to expensive procedures in whitening teeth and improving overall oral health. Of course, skin care products have been infused with coconut, and spa treatments got even the coconut bandwagon too.
Whether you take it orally or apply it on your skin, coconut oil is proven safe and effective. South Pacific Islanders have been using it for cooking, hair, and skin for generations. Coconut products also have antifungal and antibacterial properties, thus making it a go-to for those who are conscious of their face. It is also rich in vitamin E, which aids in skincare. It is also effective in boosting the natural immunity of the skin.
Halleluiah to the Coconut Oil
You might want to take extra precaution on using coconut oil in treating acne. There isn’t a definite study whether it is a cause, or a cure just yet. What’s sure is is its popularity in body treatments. Coconut rubs are a hit with clients because of its natural and relaxing ingredients. These usually have spices, lavender, and mung bean in it to add to the ”oomph” factor. Coconut, aloe vera and cucumber also make the perfect combination for soothing sun and wind burns. Coconut also hydrates and replenishes the skin as well.
Coconut oil extracted without heat is called unrefined pure virgin coconut oil. This is highly recommended for usage because it retains more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than other coconut oil processing and fractioning procedures. Processed coconut oils may use chemicals in the extraction phase and “fractioning” only involves just a mere portion of the entire oil. Fractioned coconut oil has a longer shelf life, and is also a carrier oil for other essential oils. This also does not clog pores, thus widely used in skincare products.
Whisk Your Clients Away
Wherever your spa is located, coconut treatments always seem to give that tropical vibe. Take your clients to a tropical paradise by incorporating this treatment in a sunny and warm location. Setting the mood by having the procedure done in a cabana or poolside is a great idea. You can also use coconut milk-infused towels and a mixture of other natural moisturizing products (like honey and shea butter) in your tropical island experience package. Pineapple also offers a zesty and refreshing feeling to whisk your clients away.
But Wait, There’s More!
Infuse coconut products in other spa services. You can use coconut scented lotion after manicures and pedicures. Your facials can also have a coconut oil finale to moisturize the skin. Go the extra mile by offering tropical themed refreshments, like coconut water or coconut cocktails.