Article in the MailOnline by Bianca London
As a nation we spend nearly £20,000 on beauty products over our lifetime, but could a few bits and bobs from your kitchen cupboard be more effective than luxurious and lucrative lotions and potions?
Ingredients derived from nature, which are rich in herbs, flowers, fruits and oils, are starting to infiltrate the beauty industry.
In fact, you can conjure up a whole number of beauty products in your own kitchen using coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and even your fruit basket – and they could save you a fortune
Coconut oil has become something of a wonder oil, with experts and celebrities claiming it can successfully treat everything from stretch marks and cellulite to mosquito bites, sunburn and acne.
The lauric acid in it is credited with antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, hence its popularity as a skin lotion.
Indeed, sales were up 442 per cent at Sainsbury’s last year.
Shaving with the oil is said to give your legs an unrivalled silky finish, slathering it over your body is said to have a deoderising effect and it can be used as a glossy and moisturising lip gloss.
Countless celebrities swear by the stuff for making their hair shine, vegans love cleansing and moisturising their skin with it and it’s also said to help lash and eyebrow growth
Kim Kardashian told MailOnline last year that coconut oil is ‘everything’ and that she and her sisters use it daily on their skin.
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