Whether you live on a desert island or in the urban jungle, the coconut has become THE must-have ingredient in your skin care and hair products. This tropical nutty fruit has become the darling of the beauty world, and is loved by celebrities.

Unlike most fashionable beauty items, coconut-rich products do not have to cost the earth. Here are a few you can purchase at very reasonable prices:

Hair Care

Actress Blake Lively is said to smooth coconut oil on to the ends of her shiny golden tresses before shampooing.

Why not skip out the beginning and go for Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner instead? Both shampoo and conditioner are priced at £6.29 for 265ml, from Holland and Barrett.

This coconut duo helps to volumise and protect the hair strands. They combine the nourishing properties of coconut oil with a blend of organic essential oils and fruit extracts to stimulate the hair’s keratin fibres.

Skin Care

According to Vogue, Emma Stone uses coconut oil to remove her make-up.

This can be a bit messy so clean up your act with Yes to Coconut Cleansing Wipes. Theses are formulated with coconut water and perfect for dry skin types. They give intense moisturisation and instant hydration whilst gently removing dirt and makeup. These wipes can also be used on the body, neck and hands.

Price £3.99 for a pack of 25 wipes from Holland and Barrett.

Pearly Whites

They say coconut oil benefits also extend to helping clean and whiten teeth by aiding the absorption of calcium and magnesium which in turn helps strengthen teeth, making them resistant to decay.

Gwyneth Paltrow has tried this method. You too can with Cocowhite Coconut Oil. Price £24.99 for 14 ready to use sachets from Holland and Barrett. Normal coconut oil has a bitter taste so Cocowhite has an added natural peppermint flavour for a fresh minty taste.

Squeeze the contents of the sachet in your mouth, swirl the oil around your mouth for 5 –1 5 minutes, then finally spit the oil out.

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