We hear about coconut oil all the time and you probably have a tub at home that you use to cook with... occasionally. But did you know about all the other uses for this miracle oil?
Below is a list of our top 10 Ways To Use Coconut Oil
in your beauty routine. These are a great way to reduce the use of harsh chemicals and save yourself money.
10 Ways To Use Coconut Oil
1. As a natural chap stick
Refill your empty chap stick container with coconut oil. Simply melt some coconut oil in the microwave, just a few seconds should do it, and then pour into your empty chap stick container before placing into the fridge to cool. Although it’s great on your lips, it will melt when it warms. So keep it in your bag, not your pocket.
2. Help heal and prevent acne
Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years for its antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Rub it on your acne, cuts and blemishes to assist the healing process.
3. Stimulate hair growth and create strong, healthy hair
Due to the chemical composition of coconut oil, it penetrates the hair cortex, the centre of the hair. By doing this, coconut oil helps strengthen and soften your hair. It also makes your hair more flexible, so it’s less likely to break. Being ‘inside’ the hair it also does not wash out quickly.
4. De-frizz your out-of-control hair
Use a small amount of coconut oil to moisten and hold down those frizzy bits that seem to have a mind of their own.
5. A naturally whitening toothpaste
Coconut oil, along with baking soda, makes a natural toothpaste that helps whiten your teeth and improve gum and oral hygiene.
Coconut toothpaste is super easy to create, and there is a bunch of toothpaste recipes online for you to follow.
6. Great for your nails
Rub some coconut oil on your nails to soften cuticles and prevent hangnails.
7. An eye-makeup remover
Coconut oil can be used to gently clean off any residual makeup your normal remover missed. Perfect for the sensitive skin around your eyes. And like your hair, is great for your eyelashes.
8. Face and body moisturizer
Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer for your face and body. It penetrates the skin layers and helps strengthen skin tissue. Your skin will be soft and radiant. Mix some coconut oil into your body lotion for and ultra hydrating cream.
9. Oil pulling for healthy teeth
An age-old remedy to cleanse and detoxify teeth and gums. Oil pulling breaks down plaque and draws out toxins and bad bacteria.
Scoop a teaspoon of coconut oil into your mouth, let it melt and then swoosh around for 20 mins.
After 20mins of swooshing spit it into the rubbish bin, not the sink as it will solidify and could clog your pipes.
Brush and/or wash your mouth out with warm water to get rid of any toxic residue.
10. Shaving cream replacement
Replace your chemical-laced shaving foam with some coconut oil. It will leave your skin soft and nourished, perfect for sensitive skin.
Look at adopting some of these 10 ways to use coconut oil into your everyday life and cut back on chemical based products.
Words by Carl Thompson of Momentum Marketing.