My name is Tanya Elaine and I am a mobile hairdresser in Birmingham. I specialise in Braiding and hair extensions.
I really would like to set up a business selling 100% Organic Coconut oil. The aim is to target my clients, local food and vegan stores and the online market.
The funds are mainly to be able to purchase stock to get the ball rolling. The coconut oil will be sourced from reputable manufacturers in Sri Lanka. The farmers dont use any pesticides or herbicides and is certfied Organic.
This project is sooooo exciting. I absoloutely love Coconut oil and would love to be able to explore its many uses further.
There are many uses for coconut oil, many I have found online. I’m in the process of trying many of them. I hope you are as intrigued as I am.
General information about Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil Is:
• Improves nutrient absorption
1. Moisturizer – Apply all over your body, including neck and face.
2. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.
3. Preshave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.
4. Aftershave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores.
5. Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!
6. Hair Conditioner/Deep Treatment – use as a leave in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest.
For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.
Or use with honey- put honey and coconut oil in freezer bag and put in cup of boiling water to heat and melt. Apply to hair and wrap in towel for half an hour.
7. Hair Gel/Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
8. Toothpaste – A popular way is to mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.
9. Make up remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!
10. Chapstick – Rub a little into lips. It not only acts as a softening agent but it also has a Sun protection factor 4 so you get a little protection!
11. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!
12. Lubricant – it is an all natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant. Not compatible with latex!
13. Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.
14. Nipple Cream – works great to nourish cracked, sore, or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.
15. Nappy Rash – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals.
16. Cradle cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.
17. Body scrub – mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell.
18. Healing – when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.
19. Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.
20. Skin problems – coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
General Health and Wellness
21. Stress Relief – relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level.
22. Digestion – the saturated fats in coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties that help control, parasites, and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.
23. Fitness – coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat, while increasing muscle.
24. Nose bleeds – coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme hotness and extreme coldness. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry because of cold or dry air resulting to burns and cracks in the mucus membranes so bleeding happens. To prevent this just put coconut oil in you nostrils. Coat your finger with coconut oil and then lie down and coat your finger inside your nose. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages. A Vitamin C supplement will also help prevent nose bleeding.
25. Breastfeeding - consuming 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich your milk supply.
26. Weight -Helps with weight loss & controlling cravings.
27. Blood- Helps keep blood sugar levels stable and/or helps with cravings in those with diabetes.
Health Problems (that coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when taken internally)
28. Eczema – in addition to taking it internally, many have success applying it externally, some don’t.
29. Toenail fungus
30. Bleeding haemorrhoids (can also be applied externally twice a day)
31. Head lice
32. Menstruation- Improvements in menstruation regarding pain/cramps and heavy blood flow
33. Migraines (with regular use)
35. Relieve gallbladder pain
36. Chronic fatigue
37. Circulation/feeling cold all the time
38. Stronger immune system
39. Mental Clarity
Health Problems (that coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when applied topically)
41. Athletes foot
42. Back pain/sore muscles
43. Canker sores
46. Herpes (applied topically and taken internally)
47. Genital warts (through topical application over 6 weeks, and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts)
48. Circumcision healing – although I am personally against circumcision, I have read that coconut oil is a really great healer for this.
49. Use 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing other oils/butter in recipes with coconut oil.
50. Replacement for butter/lard in its solid form – greasing pans, pie crusts, etc.
51. Replacement for various oils in liquid form – baking, cooking, sautéing, etc.
52. Nutritional supplement – melt and add to smoothies.
53. Insect repellent – mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extracts and rub it all over exposed skin.
54. Dogs and cats for general wellness. Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.
55. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!
56. Polish Furniture – coconut oil with a little bit of lemon juice to polish wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.
57. Polishing Bronze – all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and helps deepen the colour of your bronze.
58. Leather- Moisturizing and cleaning leather products