If you haven't been using coconut oil in your every day beauty routine, then it's time to jump on the bandwagon! Not only is coconut oil a great option for cooking, it has many other health properties that you can work into your every day beauty routine. Coconut oil is an affordable addition to your beauty routine and has a ton of uses. Plus you will smell coconut-y and delicious!
1. As a Hair Mask
Coconut Oil is amazingly moisturizing for your hair. Dampen or wet your hair in the shower. If your coconut oil is in a solid consistency, rub a few tablespoons in your hands to warm it up and liquify it. Massage the oil into your hair. Leave the coconut in your hair for as little as 20 minutes, or even overnight for luxurious, moisturized hair.
2. As a Makeup Remover
Yes, it even works on waterproof mascara! Put a little on some tissue and gently rub your makeup off your eyes. The coconut oil breaks down the wax in the makeup and leaves your face and eyes moisturized.
3. As a Face Moisturizer and Eye Cream
There is a reason why so many skin-care products contain coconut oil! It naturally keeps your skin soft and fights wrinkles. Take a small amount of coconut oil and rub it in your hands to warm it up so it turns into a liquid. Lightly massage onto your face and underneath your eyes.
4. Homemade Toothpaste
Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste:
6 tbsp coconut oil
6 tbsp baking soda
25 drops essential oil (like peppermint or eucalyptus).
1 tsp stevia (optional)
5. Shaving Cream
6. Rubbed on Scalp Daily to Stimulate Hair Growth
The use of coconut oil can protect and moisturize the scalp and locks in moisture to help grow healthy hair.
7. As a Homemade Deodorant
– 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
– 3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
– 2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
– 2 Tablespoons Arrowroot (optional)
– Essential Oils (optional)
Melt all ingredients together and layer in a muffin tin, allow the ingredients to solidify.
8. To Protect your Skin in the sun
Use coconut oil as an every sun screen protectant. If you're going to be in the sun for long periods of time, make sure to project your skin with sunscreen. This is just a great every-day way to protect your face and skin from the sun.
9. But if you do get a sunburn, use coconut oil to relieve your burn!
Coconut oil has so many healing properties for the skin. If you get a sunburn, rub aloe and coconut oil for healthy healing.
10. Lip Moisturizer