Coconut oil is one of the most unique and buzzed about products on the market right now. The benefits to your body and health are too amazing for us to just to keep to ourselves. Coconut oil has many versatile uses from cooking, but also as a natural care remedy that you can incorporate into your everyday beauty routine. We’ve compiled some of our very favorite ways to use coconut oil that you can easily do at home!
Easily create your own DIY exfoliant by mixing together 2 tablespoons of sugar and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Store in a tightly sealed and clean glass jar. Totally natural and totally easy!
Coconut oil can be applied directly to your armpits, but a nicer way to treat your underarms is to mixing a dollop of shea butter, a little ground arrowroot, baking soda, and coconut oil. It’s a wonderful and natural way to stay smelling fresh.
Coconut oil contains a fatty acid that is being thrown around in health circles quite often. Coconut contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) which are fast absorbing in the body, which decreases the stress and effort exerted on the digestive system. Because of this, your body will be able to focus its energy on other functions. Some reports say that ingestion of coconut oil can aid in weight loss due to the rate at which the energy breaks down.
Coconut oil is incredibly hydrating. It makes a wonderful natural lip balm that will keep you lips soft and hydrated.
Just as coconut oil can restore moisture to lips and skin, it can also do wonders for your hair. The restorative properties of coconut oil can help rid your scalp of dry and flaky dead skin, soothing and healing it at the same time. It has also been reported coconut oil can assist with hair loss and in growing hair as well. As we mentioned earlier, coconut is full of fatty acids. In addition to MCFA, coconut oil also contains a fatty acid called lauric acid. You will find this ingredient in many of the most expensive hair care products because it will help to plump and strengthened damaged hair. Apply coconut oil to affected spots if scalp is dry. To keep hair healthy and shiny, apply from root to tip and let sit for 30 minutes. Then wash out thoroughly.
Removing make up is the painful last process in many women’s night time routine. Many make up removers just don’t do the job or leave the skin and eye area irritated, dry or flaky. Coconut oil is the perfect natural remedy for removing the most stubborn of make up from your face. Coconut oil is also a cheap and effective way to clean your makeup brushes. Most women do not clean their makeup brushes, but it is a weekly cleaning is an essential part of keeping bacteria and build up off your brushes and preventing any skin flare ups or break outs.
Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil can be used to maintain gum health and whiten teeth helping to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile! Just swish a 1/4 cup of coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil in your mouth and you will be on your way to a healthy smile in no time.
Did you know coconut oil can also be used as a natural sunscreen? Just slather it on like you would any sunscreen and protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Conversely, if you are nursing a bad sunburn, coconut oil can be used to soothe your skin and keep it from peeling and flaking.