Why Is There A Sudden Craze For Coconut Oil Products In Singapore?

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Curious to know why everybody is freaking out about coconut oil products in Singapore? Read on.

Want to know why coconut oil products in Singapore are becoming a rage? Well, for starters it has the formidable reputation for fixing everything--from skin to hair, from your go-to meat dish to your bathroom floor.

No matter the weather, coconut oil comes in handy and makes your skin smooth, your hair lush and it's perfect for giving you smooth satin-like finish right after you shave! In fact, coconut oil has been used in Asian homes for many centuries. 

So if you haven’t been including coconut oil into your lifestyle, then you’re missing out on a lot of its benefits. Here are five of its most common uses and benefits. 

1.Haircare

 

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You can find coconut oil products in Singapore in the hair section of your local drugstore.

Before anti-dandruff shampoos, conditioners, and scalp relief creams was this butter-like oil that women used to massage into their hair each night. This magic, mineral-free oil helps keep your hair healthy by preventing protein loss, dryness, and keeps your head free from lice.

So yes, you can use coconut oil to give yourself a healthy scalp and shiny, strong hair. Check your haircare product if it has coconut oil in the ingredient. If it does, then you’re in good hands.

2. Skincare

 

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If you're looking for coconut oil products in Singapore, skincare items are your easiest bet. Anti-itch, anti-dryness, and anti-ageing? Yes, please tell me more.

This multi-benefit oil can help give you your healthiest skin because of its natural antioxidant properties. If you’ve got itchy or dry skin, use coconut oil to moisturise your skin, or use it as a good massage oil after a hard day’s work.

It can also be used to relieve psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and other skin infections, but it’s better to consult your doctor for a prescription if it doesn’t do the trick.

3. Dental care

 

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Did you know that brushing with coconut oil helps your teeth absorb calcium, making them stronger? I bet you didn’t.

Now that you do, it’s also good to mention that coconut oil helps prevent bad breath-causing bacteria, cavities, and gingivitis as it dissolves them from your mouth.

4. Weight loss

 

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Yes, you can drink coconut oil and it’s good for you! Its short and medium-chain fatty acids help you take the excess weight off by increasing your body’s metabolic rate.

This in turn gives you a healthy thyroid and endocrine system, and reportedly relieving stress from your pancreas so your body uses that energy to burn fat instead.

Imagine using coconut oil for everyday cooking, along with a healthy diet and workout regimen? You’ll be in your best body in no time!

5. Body energy

 

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Speaking of your best body, coconut oil also helps boost your energy! Unlike other oils, the fat content of coconut oil can be easily converted into energy. It has fewer calories, and you won’t ever be risking any clogged arteries, making your blood flow better, enhancing your endurance for working out in the gym, or doing your favourite sports!

Coconut Oil Products You Can Buy in Singapore

If you’re convinced to try and use coconut oil in your everyday routine, here is where you can buy coconut oil products in Singapore, as well as some ideas on how it’s being used in the beauty world today.

 

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1. As cleanser and makeup remover

Palmer’s Coconut Oil (S$9.47) formula comes in a balm form that’s easy to apply on your face. Its ingredients are raw coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and Vitamin E that make it a natural yet effective make-up.

2. As shaving cream 

Now Food’s Coconut Oil Shave Cream (S$7.27) will give you the smoothest shave of your life. Its ingredients include aloe vera, coconut oil, and olive oil that help fight skin darkening irritants found in chemical shaving creams.

3. As mouthwash or lube 

Agrilife Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (S$10.90) is for the purists. This unrefined coconut oil ensures you’re using an oil that hasn’t been stripped of its useful nutrients. At its best form, coconut oil helps pull bacteria away from your gums and dissolves plaque. It can also be used as a safe and natural lubricant for sex - sans the condom.

4. As a body wash or lotion 

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Indulgent Body Wash (S$9.90) and Body Lotion (S$10.78) will leave you smelling like the tropics with your glowing, smooth skin.

Avocado and Coconut Oil Mask  For Anti-Aging

Now if you’ve gotten your hands on some coconut oil already, here is a good DIY coconut oil face mask to try at home.

Avocado and Coconut Oil mixed together make an excellent go-to mask to reverse ageing and wrinkles caused by everyday stress. While the avocado neutralises free radicals on your skin, the coconut oil is there to soothe and hydrate it. Do this once a week for a blissful rest, and the best results! Here’s how you can make it!

Ingredients

  • Avocado, 1
  • Coconut oil, 4 tbsp
  • Nutmeg, 2 tbsp

Method

  • Remove the skin from one whole avocado.
  • Mash the avocado into a paste with a fork.
  • Mix in four tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • Add two teaspoons of nutmeg and stir until evenly distributed.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse your face with lukewarm or cool water to remove the mask.
  • Then pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Now you know why coconut oil products in Singapore is on the rise--it has numerous uses and benefits. Let us know if you tried this face mask, or any coconut oil tips and tricks we missed by commenting below!

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