Let’s talk about a beauty workhorse shall we? Coconut oil. There are so many uses for this magical stuff you could write a book. And a pretty thick one at that. I use the Nutiva Virgin Coconut Oil. It’s important that you use virgin coconut oil because it is unrefined. You want to keep all the good ingredients for your skin!
So what do I use it for?
Hair: I really love coconut oil just in the ends of my hair on a daily basis. I have very dry hair and I get split ends really easily. This helps prevent that and it smells nice.
Coconut oil is also really great as a deep conditioning mask. Leave it on for a few minutes and then shower as usual! I have noticed that this has really helped to minimize fly aways and general dryness.
Face: My favorite way to use coconut oil is for removing makeup. It works like a charm and it’s cheap to boot. It takes off everything!
It’s also fantastic as a face mask. Add a few drops of tea tree oil and you have a lovely mask that is not only moisturizing but also helps with blemishes! Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and anti fungal so it can be used on acneic skin.
If you want to keep it simple use this as a moisturizer for day or nighttime! Make sure to follow with an SPF if you wear it during the day.
Body: Just slather it all over yourself. ’nuff said. Better yet, get your loved one to give you a nice back massage! Add a few drops of lavender oil and you have a moisturizing and relaxing massage oil.
I have read that people use it as an alternative to shaving cream. I epilate my legs but I’m sure it would work wonderfully!
Here’s a list of some other things that you can do with coconut oil! Do you use coconut oil for anything? The best part is that if it really doesn’t work for your skin or hair just cook with it. How many products can you just eat if you don’t like them? Not many I’m guessing. (Obviously don’t go shoveling coconut oil into your mouth, that is not good for you.)
Here are some recipes for you!