Coconut oil is a versatile extract used around the world for numerous purposes, and some of those are great for self-care and at-home beauty routines. Coconut oil is simple, natural and inexpensive in most organic grocery stores across the country.
1. Body and face lotion
Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer, even without any added ingredients. Use sparingly though – a little goes a long way! Just a few dabs and you’ll be ready to enjoy your newly glowing skin tone!
2. Cooking Oil
Cooking with coconut oil is equivalent to cooking with any other oil, and it adds little to no flavor to the food being cooked. It’s a healthy alternative to trans fats and saturated fats as well as unnatural chemicals in oils such as margarine.
3. Eye makeup remover
As long as you don’t use an excessive amount, coconut oil is a natural way to remove eyeliner or eye shadow without harmful additives.
4. Natural Leave-In Conditioner
An ample amount of coconut oil worked into the hair can work to soften and strengthen hair if left under a shower cap for an hour or more. Wash hair as usual after use.
5. Salve or Healing Cream for Cuts and Scratches
Using a little coconut oil on a cracked heel or small scratch can soothe the pain and promote healing.
6. Natural Tanning Oil/Sunblock
Using a layer of coconut oil to protect the skin while tanning is an easy way to avoid harsher chemicals or tanning beds. Make sure to limit sun exposure, even with the addition of coconut oil.
7. Bug Repellant
Add a little peppermint essential oil or catnip to coconut oil to ward off bugs on summer nights.
8. Frizzy Hair Fix
Just a dab of coconut oil rubbed into the palm and then through the hair can reduce frizz on a hot, humid day.
9. Sunburn Relief
As soothing as aloe vera, coconut oil works great to relieve redness and peeling from sunburns.
10. Energy Boost
Coconut oil combined with chia seeds can be a one-spoon energy boost before a workout or after a long day finishing up a project.
Clearly, coconut oil has a plethora of uses, and this is certainly not an exhaustive list. Since it can easily be picked up at most stores, coconut oil is the right choice to fit your beauty needs!