When infused in hot water, freshly grated coconut flesh releases a soothing and fragrant milk. Thanks to its high oil content, the milk is also moisturising for the skin and hair.
The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is thought to be native to the warm climates of Polynesia, Malaysia, and Southern Asia. 'Kalpa vrishka,' the Sanskrit name for the coconut, means 'tree which gives all that is necessary for living.' The trees bloom and bear fruit throughout the year, growing a new flower spike nearly every month.
By using coconut in different ways, such as cream, milk, or as an infusion or decoction, it allows products to have a variety of different textures.