Uses of Coconut Oil for Beauty

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Uses of Coconut Oil for Beauty

 

Happy Wednesday Friends,

Last week I told you all the benefits of using coconut oil.  Now the question is, how do you specifically use it.  I am so excited for this post.  I am a very organized person.  One thing you’d notice about my home is that I don’t have a lot of stuff. I like when “one size fits all.”  Coconut oil is my go-to product because it can be used for so many things.  

 

Uses for Beauty

  • Cuticle oil: Softens and strengthens cuticles, and soothes/prevents hangnails.
  • Eye makeup remover: Use it to remove makeup, even waterproof mascara. 
  • Reduces wrinkles: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Defrizzer: Use to defrizz and smooth fly-aways. Works especially well on dark hair.
  • Deep conditioner – Coconut oil works extremely well as a conditioning treatment, especially as a pre-shampoo hair repair mask.
  • Natural deodorant: You can dab some under your arms plain, or mix it with baking soda.
  • Toothpaste: Use it as an ingredient, with baking soda, for homemade toothpaste. Good for gum health.
  • Sunscreen (SPF):  It doesn’t sound like it, but coconut oil has an SPF of 4-6. And if you use it while tanning, it prevents skin damage due to its antioxidant and moisturizing properties.  DOUBLE WHAMMY!
  • Body scrub: Mix with a little sugar or sea salt for a yummy, moisturizing body scrub.
  • Lip balm: Hydrating on dry or cracked lips. You can try mixing it with shea butter to make it richer.
  • Foot/Heel softener: Softens and smooths dry, cracked heels.
  • Facial cleanser:  Massage in like any facial cleanser and rinse with a cloth.
  • Body butter: Coconut oil is a great moisturizer by itself, but for even more pampering, whip it into a homemade body butter using a kitchen mixer.
  • Aftershave: Men can use this on their face, and for ladies it is amazingly soothing on legs and the bikini area.
  • Massage Oil:Just melt some down.
  • Elbows:  Improves look of dry dark elbow patches.
  • Shaving “cream”: Just use it in the shower like you would with shave cream/gel, or apply it before shaving normally as a pre-shave preparation.
  • Bug repellent — Just mix with a few drops of peppermint oil and apply to skin.
  • Stretch mark oil — Use it on your pregnant belly to prevent stretch marks. It also works on stretch marks to reduce their appearance.
  • Fades age spots
  • Tattoos — Aids in healing a new tattoo, and regular use prevents the ink from fading.
  • Cellulite!

Have you fallen in love yet?  I feel like this is the fountain of youth for woman! SERIOUSLY.  I don’t know about you, but every problem area I have on my body was mentioned on that list and can be fixed with coconut oil.   So don’t just keep a jar in the kitchen, put one in your bathroom too.

 

Happy Rubbing,

Katie Flores

 

 

 

Have you used coconut oil?  How as the magic potion helped you?  Share in the comments below.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Love this Information on Coconut Oil and it’s Natural Home Remidey Uses Thanks for Sharing.

  2. It is great for a new baby’s or child’s skin too. Keeps diaper area clear without using petroleum products or chemical additives. It is edible and safe on sensitive skin.

    • I don’t have kids yet, but I hear that a lot! Works way better than Desitin. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. You can use it in the bedroom too!

    • You sure can ;)

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