The benefits of Coconut Oil

Do you suffer from winter dry skin ?!?

What about winter dry scalp ?!?

{ scratch…scratch }

itchy

You know that bothersome itch, that comes with those embarrassing white flakes ?!?

Don’t be ashamed, I have both dry skin and dry scalp

(not to mention dry hands, cuticles…lucky me ! )

ugh.

I know, it’s not that bad of an ailment, but it’s itchy and uncomfortable AND being a brunette, I do get self-conscious about those pesky white flakes.

I mean…I’m flaky enough!

🙂

I’ve tried the dry scalp/dandruff shampoos which haven’t worked well for me.

The shampoo’s left me with a seemingly drier scalp, the smell is typically NOT good, plus I felt like it was just stripping my hair.

More importantly, the color that I have to pay for every 8-9 weeks !

So I did some research online and found many natural home remedies for dry scalp and dandruff.

The one I settled on is from the mother huddle blog.

Her photos alone just oozed “spa” and when I saw that it was made with Coconut I was sold.

Have you ever used Coconut oil ??

It’s pretty wonderful.

I have used it for several things, including a scrub, a dry hand remedy, as well as a natural, home-made deodorant that my son and I made a few months back.

He’s ALL about all natural, which can be difficult since he’s a sports kid and definitely needs a deodorant.

The deodorant seemed to work okay, we didn’t have any essential oil at the time, but here is what we did use…

deodorant

{ the cute little cups and spoons are from the Dollar Tree }

** since making our one deodorant, we’ve decided to switch back to a stick, however all-natural.   I found a great, local all-natural store that carries just about anything you can think of **

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Back to the itchy, dry scalp.

This DIY scalp treatment is easy, relaxing and it seemed to have worked for me !

diy-scalp-treatment

{ photo courtesy of the mother huddle, recipe link here }

Here’s the recipe at the mother huddle

Using ingredients like these:

lemon-coconut

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Obviously this treatment is made with oil, so your hair will be very oily/greasy while it’s in your hair.

Don’t fret, just try and enjoy the 20 mins.

Sit.  Relax.

After the 20 mins., I washed my hair using just a little shampoo.

It still felt a little oily, so I repeated with the shampoo, then conditioned.

Once I dried my hair, I had no signs of oil and amazingly, my scalp felt SO much better and NO flakes since !!

Ahhh….much better….

non-itch

That night, I decided to treat my youngest daughter to a scalp treatment.

Myah also has a very dry scalp.

She was so willing, excited and loved her “spa” time.

( I enjoyed the one-on-one time while my other two children were at basketball )

laughing-girl

She even said ” this is the best day of my life “

{ not sure if the coconut oil went to her head }

spa-girl

After I treated Myah’s scalp, we washed and conditioned her hair, then made two french braids, per her request.

happy-girl

She was a happy girl and so relaxed.

😉

{ NOTE: the next morning when Myah took out her braids, her hair was still a bit oily. However, her braids had left her hair “curly” and she decided to wear it down saying “my hair looks so pretty”.  The “wet look” didn’t bother her a bit.  I suppose I didn’t wash it thoroughly enough the night before, but it was still all good and my little lady was happy either way. }

I promised a scalp treatment for my other two kiddos when we have some time.

I totally recommend this all-natural treatment.

From itchy to relief,  naturally.

dry-to-relief

Let me know if you give this a try and how it worked for you.

Oh, and if you haven’t been over to The Mother Huddle, what are you waiting for ?!?

Skidaddle.

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michelle

2 thoughts on “The benefits of Coconut Oil

  1. There’s a newly released e-book on amazon.com  we’ve discovered called, “The Coconut Oil Health & Beauty Book” by M.D. Fry, PhD. We’ve seen many books on the topic of coconut oil, this one, however, is particularly simple, practical and one of the more compete books we’ve found. Has a major chapter of coconut oil and hair. You may want to check it out.

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