Since times immemorial, coconut oil has been a key component of the beauty rituals of women in India. Which is why when we began conceptualising our products, we knew we had to include it in our formulations. Apart from using it in our products, we also love to use it just by itself. And while we love this miracle potion for its many benefits for the skin and hair, we also recommend you check with your doctor before you try out any of them on yourself.

It moisturises the skin

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and has both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent moisturiser for the skin on your body. Massage it into your skin using your hands and you will be left with skin that is luxuriously smooth and glowing.

To clean your mouth

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual that involves swishing around a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for about fifteen minutes on an empty stomach. This process significantly improves your overall health by drawing out toxins from your body. 

To combat dandruff

Coconut oil is one of the best remedies for dandruff which is quite often the result of dry skin on the scalp. With it’s high fatty acid content and antibacterial properties, coconut oil provides instant relief from dandruff. We love to massage it into our scalp using our fingers or with the UMM Skincare Kansa Wand for additional benefits.

For hair that is smooth and healthy

Whether you have hair that is prone to breakage, split ends or just plain frizz, coconut oil provides the much needed deep conditioning that you need for smooth, lustrous locks. Use it as a pre-shampoo treatment for your hair or leave in overnight for best results.

Wound Salve

Because of it’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil works as an excellent wound salve and can be used to treat minor cuts and burns.


Our cleansing bars, body scrub and the créme are all formulated with this extraordinary ingredient. Click here to shop them all. 

-Soha Joshi

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