Nectar 101: Coconut Oil + Coconut Milk

Nectar 101: Coconut Oil + Coconut Milk

More than just for tasty tropical cocktails, these skin-nourishing powerhouses are go-to ingredients in many of your Nectar faves. Let’s take a deep dive into what makes them so amazing.

Even though the name ‘coconut’ dates only to the 1600’s (thanks Portuguese explorers!), the oil and milk from coconuts have been used for their powerful natural properties for centuries. In fact, one of the earliest recorded uses of coconut oil dates all the way back to 1500 B.C. Their popularity stems from their rich composition of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, which work wonders for your skin in a variety of ways.

Let's Go Nuts

Packed with medium-chain fatty acids, including lauric acid, coconut oil is a moisturizing MVP and penetrates deeply into the skin, nourishing and hydrating from within. It leaves your skin supple and soft without clogging pores—a common concern with synthetic moisturizers. It also brings antibacterial and antifungal properties to the party, making it a great way to calm inflammation and help support sensitive skin while promoting healing and balance.

Got (Coconut) Milk?

Coconut milk, extracted from the grated flesh of mature coconuts, is like a gentle breeze on a tropical island, cleansing and nourishing your skin without stripping away its natural oils. Rich in vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6, as well as minerals such as iron, selenium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, coconut milk makes for an amazing natural cleanser. It gently removes dirt, impurities, and excess oil without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. It also hydrates your skin, making it an ideal ingredient for our Milkshake Bath Soaks, adding a boost of moisture to dry and dehydrated skin. It’s also a great secret weapon against aging, and contains compounds that can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhancing your skin’s radiance and glow.

This tropical twosome are total self-care game-changers, we’re talking serious hydration, nourishment, and even some anti-aging magic. They're like the ultimate beauty tag team, giving you that full-on pampering your skin craves. Trust us, your skin will thank you!