By now you’ve probably started to notice Coconut Oil popping up everywhere–on grocery store shelves, in hair dye and I’ve even mentioned it a few times in my DIY beauty recipes. The reason for this is because this natural oil has countless health and beauty benefits including anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant and moisturizing properties.
Use coconut oil medically to soothe cuts, burns and eczema
Fight Dandruff by rubbing a small amount of coconut oil into your scalp
Boost your metabolism by cooking with virgin coconut oil
Control your cholesterol and keep your heart healthy
Beauty Uses and Benefits
Apply to lips, cuticles and hair to moisturize and condition
Apply under your eyes as an anti-wrinkle eye cream before bed
Use as an all-natural massage oil
Whiten teeth and improve oral health by Oil Pulling; swish a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in your mouth for 10 minutes each day after brushing.
Prevent stretch marks and cellulite when you use it as a moisturizer and in your body scrubs
DIY Beauty Recipes with Coconut Oil
Makeup Remover: Rub coconut oil on a cosmetic pad and wipe over makeup. Rinse with warm washcloth.
Deep Condition Hair: Completely cover hair in coconut oil and let soak for an hour, then shampoo out.
Fight Frizz: Place a small amount in the palm of your hands and rub together until warm. Lightly smooth over hair to tame frizz and flyaways.
Shampoo: 1/4 cup Coconut Milk, 1/3 cup liquid Castile soap, 1 tbs coconut oil, 1 tsp almond or olive oil, 10-20 drops of essential oil. Try lavender, jasmine, and other complimenting scents
Facial Scrub: Mix coconut oil and baking soda for a gently cleansing scrub
Facial Mask: Mix coconut oil and honey for an antibacterial face mask. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse for silky smooth skin
Shaving Cream: For an all natural shaving cream mix coconut oil and water into a putty/paste
Tip: Buy Organic, Unrefined, Cold Pressed, Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil for your cooking and beauty needs.
Is coconut oil already a part of your beauty routine? Will you start using it as an alternative to other products?
Peace Love and Lipgloss xx