Coconut oil is becoming more and more popular and is mentioned more today than it ever has done. Coconut oil has been used for years and years in Asia, not only in their cooking but girls have been using it as part of their beauty regime for years, now in the West, this has become the latest trend and is being rated by celebrities everywhere. Not only is Coconut oil known for the new trend of oil pulling but also can be used in your kitchen, on your body, teeth and skin! All methods have been tried and tested by me.
Here are my top 5 ways to use Coconut oil.
1- Oil pulling has become very popular the past couple of months, loved and used by many celebrities worldwide. I am sure most people do not really know what products really work anymore and which are just a well advertised craze, especially ones celebrities are constantly advertising and promoting (#spons) However the thing is.. Coconut Oil actually works!
Mix a small amount of baking soda and coconut oil. Healthy, clean, fresh and whiter teeth in no time..and..with no added nasty chemicals! Give it a try!
2 - Coconut oil can be used as an all natural lip balm, Simply dab a small amount of coconut oil on dry or chapped lips and watch the transformation. Coconut oil is known to be a very hydrating oil that has the power to combat chapped lips in no time!
If you love coconut oil as much as I do and want to carry it on the go, why not dab some into an empty lip balm pot, miniature jars or even a contact lense case?
3- Coconut oil can be used as a body scrub/exfoliator which is very beneficial not only does it it get rid of old skin cells or any clogged up pores it is significantly hydrating! Which means great moisture for your skin..why not?
To create the scrub is super easy! All you need is your prefered amount of coconut oil mixed together with roughly the same amount of sugar or salt! I personally prefer to use brown sugar.. Trust me on this one.. youre going to love it. This is great to do in summer as it keeps your skin feeling silky soft and hydrated.
4- The same with using it on your skin, Coconut oils hydrating benefits works wonders for hair.. especially dull frizzy hair like mine!
It is an AH-MAZING moisturizer for dry, lifeless damaged hair .. if you’ve got a million and one split ends like me.. you have to try this.
I like to use coconut oil as a deep conditioner/Hair mask before I shower, If I have the time, id leave it on for about an hour or so before stepping in the shower. Less is more with coconut oil, it can get a little greasy and can weigh down your hair if you use too much of it.
5 - Yes..tried and tested..Coconut oil is one of the best makeup remover I have ever used!
Dam some coconut oil on a cotton ball, and wipe it all over your face ..and watch the makeup melt away.. even the toughest waterproof mascaras has nothing on my beloved Coconut oil. and again.. no added nasty chemicals! love it.
Remeber.. a Little goes a long way.
Coconut oil is affordable and can easily be found in jars of hard oil or sprays, these can be found in your local supermarket, health stores and is easily found online.
Let me know how you use Coconut oil? Share this post if you found it useful!