Natural Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil
Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at 10:59 am
While shopping for the latest and greatest over-the-counter beauty secret at the store is fun, it can make a huge dent in your budget. Plus, most commercial beauty products are packed with chemicals that are slowly proving to be unsafe. There are plenty of natural products we can use to keep our skin hydrated, tame our frizzy hair, and much more! Better yet, DIY beauty is usually cheaper!
Coconut oil is a product that is not only becoming popular in cooking, but it’s also popping up in beauty routines too. Here are a few ways you can use coconut oil in your own routine:
How to Use Coconut Oil in your Beauty Routine
Coconut oil is extremely hydrating for the skin. It’s great for dry hands. If you cook with coconut oil, use your hands to scoop out the oil you need (it’s in a creamy, solid form before it’s heated). Plop the necessary amount into your pan, and rub the rest through your palms for silky smooth hands. You can also use it on your face as an overnight moisturizer or eye cream. If this is too greasy for you, search for natural skin products that use coconut oil as a base.
To Tame Wild Locks
Do you battle with frizzy hair any time there’s a lick of moisture outside? Coconut oil might just be your secret weapon! Coconut oil repels water and coats your hair shaft to keep water from affecting it. Before heading outside, rub a little coconut oil in your palms and run your hands through your hair. You can also run coconut oil through your hair while in the shower to condition your locks. Let it sit and rinse out for silky smooth tresses!
To Remove Eye Makeup
Instead of buying some eye makeup remover, use coconut oil instead! It removes even the clingiest of mascara residue to keep your eyes looking fresh for your next application! As you rub the coconut oil on your under eye area, you’ll also be hydrating that delicate skin, which often is one of the first areas to show signs of aging.
In a Body Scrub
Making an all-natural salt or sugar scrub at home is super easy! Exfoliation is an essential step in keeping your skin smooth and glowing! Most DIY scrubs call for an oil base. Why not give coconut oil a try!
To Hydrate Lips
Keep your lips kissable with coconut oil! Try rubbing a little on your lips before bed for smooth lips in the morning. Since coconut oil isn’t exactly easy to throw in your purse, try purchasing some small jars at your craft store. Fill with a little coconut oil and take with you for soft lips on the go!
There are tons of other uses for coconut oil. What’s your favorite?