Do you know why coconut milk is good for your skin?
We use both powdered and canned coconut milk in several of our products, so let’s chat about why this ingredient is so important for your skincare (and haircare!) routine.
Canned coconut milk is high in antioxidants and amino acids and is packed with nutrients and vitamins C, E, and B. It is an excellent ingredient to help keep your skin and hair hydrated. Its main component is lauric acid and is also high in protein. The specific acids in coconut milk have anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it is such an amazing ingredient in skincare. It is soothing and calming and can actually help the skin’s barrier.
Coconut milk is actually an excellent cleanser as well as a hydrator. It absorbs into your skin even better than coconut oil, and it retains more of its nutrients. It is less greasy than coconut oil and has a lighter scent.
For your hair, coconut milk can be used as a conditioner or as a conditioning treatment. It is great at restoring both the hair and the scalp and can even relieve a dry, itchy scalp. The lauric acid in coconut milk penetrates the hair very easily and the protein strengthens it. This may help reduce breakage – and healthy hair and scalp means a natural reduction in hair loss, too!
Powdered coconut milk is a more potent version of the coconut milk, featuring many of the same benefits. Since it is a powder, it has a longer shelf life of about two years, along with light exfoliating and cleansing benefits.
Check out our Acai & Dragon Fruit, Citrus, and Mocha Dry Masks, all of which contain powdered coconut milk, or our products that use canned coconut milk like our Coconut Milk From Scratch Soap and our Sparking Sangria Square Bar Soap (hurry, this one is almost gone for the summer!).
What do you want to try first?!