Did you know that there are tons of coconut oil uses and benefits? Yes, I’m serious, and yes, most of it can be used for your beauty regimen. You see, one of the amazing features of using coconut oil as part of a beauty product is that it’s all natural. You’re using nature’s ingredients to nourish your skin, hair, lips, and more.
Today, I dare you to try all natural products that you can create in the comfort of your own home. Keep on reading to see how you can use coconut oil to your advantage.
Coconut Oil Uses For Your Beauty Regimen
Coconut oil uses vary from making you eat healthier and making you look even more amazing than you already do. It’s a product that’s one of a kind because it’s something that’s good for your body, both inside and out!
I for one, have been obsessed about coconut oil ever since I bought my first jar in Trader Joe’s. Before, I’d only use it in the kitchen but when I saw that it could be an ingredient for all natural beauty products, I was hooked.
Check out some of the coconut oil uses I found!
1. Hair Treatment
Coconut oil heals flaking scalp, dry hair, and when mixed with the right ingredients can even fix frizzy hair. A few daily spritzes here and there and your hair problems will be gone in no time!
Coconut oil makes for an excellent lotion. This is because it has loads of saturated fats which help prevent moisture from escaping through the pores. Bet you didn’t know that now, did you?
3. Cheek Stain
The secret to making a DIY cheek stain is cranberry powder and beetroot powder. If you want a darker shade, all you have to do is just add another half of a teaspoon of beetroot powder to your mixture.
4. Shaving Cream
A mixture of coconut oil, aloe vera, and essential oils is all it takes to make shaving cream. Once applied on the skin, allow it to sit for a couple of minutes before shaving. Having the coconut oil in the mixture helps prevent any unwanted razor burn and skin irritations, while the aloe helps in softening the hair making it easier to shave off.
5. Body Scrub
I love a good sugar scrub. I’ve actually recently found that using coconut oil as an ingredient is one of the key secrets to having softer skin. I kid you not, the first time I tried it I was left with supple and soft skin. I couldn’t stop smiling!
Did you know that the culprit for your dark underarms are the chemicals you’ve been putting from your deodorant?
As soon as I knew about this, I quickly switched to natural deodorant remedies. I read an article about coconut oil uses and found that it also works wonders for the underarms. Then again, who would’ve thought, right?
7. Body Wash
When you use coconut oil in a body scrub, you just know you’ve got to go full circle and make a body wash as well. I love citrus smells on my skin so I like adding around 20-40 drops of citrus essential oils in my formula. It makes both me and my bathroom smell amazing.
8. Vapor Rub
Another one of the numerous nifty coconut oil uses is that it can be used as a vapor rub. Yes, ladies, stuffy noses are no match to the powers of the coconut oil.
9. Lip Balm
Nowadays, I don’t have to worry about chapped lips because there are so many products to choose from. I like using both my Burt’s Bees lip balm and my coconut oil lip balm. I use the former whenever I’m out and the latter when I’m home and right before I sleep.
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Looking for more coconut oil uses? Check out this video from Cammie Scott!
There you have it, ladies! Those are my top 10 coconut oil uses to up your beauty regimen. They’re all safe, all natural, and can be created using just a few ingredients! I sure hope you try at least one of them this week. Let me know how you find them in the comments below.
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Originally posted on January 11, 2017 @ 8:00 AM