January 11, 2017 by 5 views 2 likes
Happy new year everyone! This is my first blog post of the year. Let's do this
Palm kernel oil has been in my home for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, my paternal grandmother would send it to us to use as body cream. She sent the one that had stick like herbs in it and I was cool with them until I started watching nollywood, and I wanted nothing to do with a "babalawo’s cream". Although now I know it’s a very great oil and I’m going to be sharing some of its wonders.
Palm kernel oil has a texture and feel similar to coconut oil. It contains lauric acid 48%, oleic acid 15% and linoleic acid 2.3%. It has been used for many years in West Africa as a comestic. It’s called "mmanu aki" in Igbo and "adin dudu" in Yoruba. Apart from its great skin and hair benefits, it is traditionally used as medicine for ailments like convulsion. My grandma originally sent it to us when my mom complained about my skin and my sister’s.
- BENEFITS FOR SKIN
Palm kernel oil helps make the skin soft and smooth.
Palm kernel oil has anti-aging properties. It is loaded with antioxidants which prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It also provides protection against harmful UV rays, other toxins, and harsh weather conditions.
It has a longer shelf life than most oils making it preferable because you don’t have to worry about a rancid oil destroying your skin.
It cures dry and itchy skin and makes the skin look naturally radiant.
It can be used to cure cracked heels and dry cuticles.
It restores the elasticity of the skin.
- BENEFITS FOR HAIR
It helps thicken the hair, giving it added volume.
Similar to coconut oil, it helps moisturise the hair and locks in moisture (water).
It makes the hair softer.
It treats dandruff.
It helps stimulate hair growth.
If you have fallen in love with this awesome oil, you can get it on the myAfroHub marketplace.
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