At-home beauty

Cocovit founder Ritika Kapadia gave us her favourite beauty DIYs.

A hydrating coconut and coffee body polish
Cocovít Coconut Oil is excellent for skin as the medium-chain fatty acids keep your skin from losing moisture. It is extremely nourishing and healing to dry, irritated skin. Our oils also contains lauric and capryllic acid, both are antimicrobial in nature and good for eczema and fungal infections. Coffee grounds also exfoliate as well as tighten skin and stimulate blood flow of the lymphatic system due to the caffeine within the grounds. And coffee is known to help reduce cellulite and of course help firm and smooth the skin.

You will need
1 cup ground coffee
1 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup Cocovít Coconut Oil

Combine Cocovít Coconut Oil, coffee and cane sugar together and store in an airtight container. Use 1-2 times a week (or every day if you like).

A nourishing coconut and avocado hair mask
Cocovít Coconut Oil and avocados are best known for their nourishing property, so we love combining the two for added shine and smoothness.

You will need
1 tbsp Cocovít Coconut Oil
¼ cup milk
1 ripe avocado

Grind the avocado chunks and make a smooth puree without any lumps. Next add the milk and coconut oil to this puree and mix well. Apply this mixture to your dry hair well and leave for at least 20 minutes. Wash your hair with warm water and make sure to remove the avocado residue.

An exfoliating coconut and lemon lip polish
Cocovít Coconut Oil contains fatty acid emollients, antioxidants, and vitamin E which are all excellent for chapped lips. When you combine our oil with cane sugar and lemon essential oil it creates the perfect exfoliating lip polish to remove chapped, dry skin and hydrate your pout.

You will need
2 tbsp cane sugar (fine or brown sugar)
1 tbsp Cocovít Coconut Oil
1-2 drops of lemon essential oil

Combine Cocovít Coconut Oil and sugar in a bowl. Next add the lemon essential oil – mix well. Apply a small amount on your lips and gently massage for few minutes to exfoliate dry chapped lips, remove with a warm wash cloth.

We caught up with Ritika Kapadia, the founder of Cocovit, and got a lowdown on her journey here.