Over here at Nudge HQ, I have been busy manufacturing and increasing production in time for Summer Fairs and Wholesale Orders; talking of which, you can now find some of my products at Hawthorn & Bee Eco-store in Dereham! YAY!
I am overly excited to be offering our products to this lovely store.
Ingredient Spotlight: Organic Coconut Milk Powder
Did you know that I use Fairtrade, Organic 100% Coconut Milk Powder in my Geranium & Lavender and Orange Shampoo tabs?
It helps create a rich and creamy lather, and as it is rich in lauric acid, it moisturises hair, protects its roots and helps curb hair breakage.
Here is a clip of me making Geranium & Lavender Shampoo with Organic Coconut Milk Powder.
DIY Hair & Scalp Treatment
Coconut Milk Powder is not the same as Coconut Water. It is water soluble however, which makes it an easy ingredient to work with. If you enjoy DIY cosmetic projects, try use it as a hair mask. Simply mix a couple of teaspoons with water and rub it into your hair and scalp. It will help alleviate an itchy scalp, conditioning the hair at the same time.
Soothing & Moisturising Skin Treatment
You do not have to have professional ingredients or products around to create a relaxing, soothing bath time treatment. Coconut Milk Powder smells amazing, so there is no need to add any fragrances. Simply mix 1-2 tablespoons of Coconut Milk Powder with 1 tablespoon of Corn Starch and one cup of salt. Add to running bath water. Enjoy!
Combats Dry Skin
Organic Coconut Milk Powder contains a good amount of Magnesium, which is vital for the healthy function of muscles and nerves.
Magnesium deficiency will decrease collagen levels and that of fatty acids on the surface of the skin. This causes the skin to feel dryer, creating unevenness in tone and causing more wrinkles.
Magnesium plays a role in the production and regulation of hormones, including the prevention of excess cortisol. It’s also important for keeping bones strong, preventing osteoporosis, and helps with difficult sleeping (reducing tiredness and fatigue).
The NHS website states that it has also been shown that having enough Magnesium can offset weight gain that can occur during the menopause, and that up to 35% of women are Magnesium deficient.
General Health Benefits
Coconut milk contains a specific medium-chain fatty acid called lauric acid. It is a nutrient-dense source of fat, which means it keeps our skin glowing and our hair and nails healthy.
Lauric Acid is also known to:
- help reduce inflammation
- balance blood sugar levels
- be important fuel for our cells
- nourish the brain and nervous system
Are you surprised by all the beauty and health benefits of Organic Coconut Milk Powder? Has this blog nudged you to care for your skin, hair or well being in anyway? Do share!