Coconut milk, softening, soothing and moisturizing to the skin, adds a rich creaminess to handcrafted soap. Coconut milk, a liquid extracted from grated coconut, should not be confused with coconut water which is the liquid from inside the coconut shells.
Coconut milk is packed with healthy skin oils and antioxidants. The high-fat content provides an excellent moisturizing effect when applied topically to dry skin. It also acts as a sealant to lock in moisture and hydrate.
Rich in natural antiseptic fatty acids, coconut milk, gently removes impurities without drying sensitive skin. Coconut milk, used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, is known to have soothing and moisturizing properties that leave skin feeling soft and supple. It is widely used in spas in India to soothe dry skin and scalps.
The calming and hydrating effects of coconut milk are helpful for soothing skin and can also ease itching associated with dry or irritated skin.
In hair care, coconut milk nourishes by providing natural moisture from roots to ends. The natural fatty acid profile of coconut milk has wonderful moisturizing properties that add shine to dull hair and help lessen frizzy hair by hydrating dry hair and scalp, and conditioning damaged hair. Coconut milk has been used by women in India to help prevent hair loss. It acts as a natural detangler and a great natural conditioner encouraging longer and thicker hair.