The first thing that touches your skin is Joy. It’s the joy of mother’s touch- pure and natural. After a mother’s love is there anything that could be called as pristine is- the coconut, the wonder nut. Why is coconut a wonder nut? Well behind that tough exterior, lies a wonder fruit- soft, supple and full of nutrition & healing value. I call it elixir of life, purity & god’s gift to mankind. No wonder that it is the most popular fruit we offer to our revered ones. I love the fruit so much that when Women’s Web and Parachute came up with this contest, I couldn’t stop myself from writing one.
As far memories go, the most applicable ingredient to associate with my skin care regime is- coconut. I was brought up by my grandma who was an avid coconut user. Those days (80s and early 90s) the most common variant of coconut was the fruit itself and coconut oil. From oil to shampoo to cream, the one ingredient that assured us of that product was coconut!
And Parachute has become synonymous with coconut.
My grandmother use to oil my hair with Parachute coconut oil. It just didn’t stop till there. We used it to lubricate the skin esp. to protect it from harsh winters. Every morning will wrap me up in sheer warmth & protection of coconut, head to toe. We would be sitting in our big verandah, doing post bath regime. That was the best part of my day that I always looked for.
No wonder whatever goodness my skin holds today its cause of that coconut blanket. As time flied, use of coconut got limited. My grandma by then, fragile and old, still didn’t give upon this wondernut. She made me drink a glass of coconut water every day. It replaced all cosmetic, spa or packs giving me shiny, clear complexion.
Then there was homemade coconut cream. She took some fresh baby coconuts, scrap, mixed with saffron and other secret ingredient and churned out a fine dry paste. Her instruction was to add few spoons of coconut water, mix and use. It smell good, it worked well for skin too. Alas, my hectic schedule took toll over me and it was soon a lost practice.
Mortality took my grandma away, leaving behind an immortal wonder nut secret i.e. coconut for my complete skin care. However in our busy schedules we barely get anytime to churn a cream from scrapped coconut or get coconut water in confines of uber busy concrete jungle lives. It’s then I re discovered the joy of this magic potion in a little bottle.
Now my skin care is just a lid away. I just stretch my hands and pick my magic bottle. Soon me and my skin oopmhs, oozes the joy it receives.
Now wherever I go, people cannot stop noticing my bare skin. They ask what is the secret behind the glow, the silky, smooth & radiant skin. I say- its love. Coconut love!
The magic potion that nourish my skin in harsh winters & unpleasant summers too.
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