Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Milk


Herbal Essences coconut milk shampoos, conditioners, masks and oils include real coconut, as certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The palm tree is called the 'tree of life' in the Philippines

What is coconut milk?

Coconut milk is extracted from the flesh of the coconut. Coconut is the fruit of the palm tree, or as some call it: 'the tree of life'. Polynesian women attribute the incredible shine of their hair to the power of coconut milk, which makes hair shiny, strong and healthy. By using this real botanical in our hair products, we’re making formulas that make you hair smell good AND feel good.

Coconut has so many benefits for your beauty and hair routine! Coconut milk is believed to moisturise and hydrate your skin, scalp and hair. It’s even known to soothe sunburns. What more could you ask for?

At Herbal Essences, we know that all our lives are dependent on plants, and the 'tree of life' is a perfect example of that. Around the world, different parts of the palm tree are used in ways that impact our daily lives – from building houses to feeding our families.

Even the water found inside the coconut is useful – many athletes drink coconut water for a boost of energy and hydration. Drink it fresh at home – or even better – straight from the coconut on the beach!

Where does coconut milk come from?

The coconut is the fruit of the palm tree, also called the 'tree of life' in some countries. Palm tree grow throughout the tropics, mostly in the Philippines and in Indonesia.

The flesh of the coconut can be either dried or pressed to produce coconut oil and coconut milk. Coconut has so many uses that we couldn’t possibly list them all, but among the primary uses, coconut is known to revitalise, moisturise and hydrate your skin and hair.