Hey my beautiful ladies! You know that it’s a healthy alternative for cooking, but did you know that coconut oil is great for your skin and hair, too? Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal, it’s an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells like cookies. Here’s how to add it to your daily beauty routine:
The next time you shave your legs just use some coconut oil instead of shaving cream. The coconut oil acts as a protective lather between the blade and the skin, preventing irritation and razor burn. It not only acts as a shaving cream but an intense moisturizer as well. coconut oil will instantly moisturize your legs, and also keeps it smooth & shiny days after.
Dry cuticles not only look unsightly, but they can also be painful. With regular application, coconut oil works as a wonderful hand cream and even softens the cuticles to give stronger and smoother nails in a couple of weeks.
DIY Coconut Vanilla Lip Balm
This homemade lip balm contains only natural ingredients and will provide protection against the elements while moisturizing your lips in the process. Here you can find how to make your own lip balm.
Don’t drop a lot of money on a highlighter! Instead, apply a small dab of coconut oil to the tops of your cheekbones, just like you would with regular highlighter–for precision, use a small brush.
Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask
Honey and coconut oil are quite the power couple providing your locks a beautiful, healthy shine. This is a great mask to repair and moisturize dry and damaged hair. Here you can find how to make your own coconut oil and honey hair mask.
Homemade Coconut Facial Scrub
This scrub has three elements of coconut to make it one of the most gentle and luxurious polishes ever! Check out here how you can make this coconut facial scrub at home.
DIY Anti-cellulite Coffee and Coconut Oil Scrub
This anti-cellulite coffee and coconut oil scrub includes only two ingredients: the coffee grounds left from your morning coffee and coconut oil. You can also use a bit of organic brown sugar for extra exfoliation which I like to do since getting rid of dead skin cells makes the skin smoother. To see how you can make this beauty recipe at home click here.
Homemade Coconut Mint Toothpaste
If you’re ever in a pinch without toothpaste, you can combine coconut oil and baking soda to make a DIY version.
Emma Stone and Miranda Kerr are both fans of the oil as an all-natural makeup remover. Apply a little coconut oil over the mascara and eyeshadow and with a cotton pad gently wipe the skin. It will easily remove all traces of makeup. Along with the cleansing action, the oil also nourishes and moisturizes your skin.
Use liquified coconut oil to clean your hair and makeup brushes. The oil will protect and nourish the bristles while still getting out the grime. Follow with a quick rinse with baby shampoo and water.
This small list barely scratch the surface of the amazing benefits of coconut oil, but I hope that it’s enough to get you interested in using it. Click on the sharing buttons below and let your friend know about the amazing uses of coconut oil.