Friday, January 17, 2014

20 AWESOME Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Why use coconut oil? It'ss very good at hydrating skin. It sinks in deep, conditions, moisturizes, and softens skin. It isn’t pumped full of water or petroleum byproducts. Skin is kept clean by an oily substance called sebum. When sebum mixes with too much dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells it can clog pores and lead to acne and other blemishes. Coconut oil naturally clears away dirt, grime, and dead skin cells. It even has some antibacterial properties, killing off harmful bacteria. 



Cheekbone Highlighter - Apply a small amount on cheekbones over makeup.

Shaving Lotion - Close shave and a moisturizer at the same time.

Facial Scrub - Combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of raw brown sugar and apply to face. [2-3x/week]

Body Scrub - Combine coconut oil and sugar. Check out this DIY Sugar Scrub recipe.

Makeup Remover - Mix 3 tablespoons of rose water + 1 teaspoon of coconut oil for a natural makeup remover that actually promotes healthy skin!

Homemade Deodorant - You only need a few ingredients in addition to coconut oil to make this simple deodorant recipe.

Homemade Lip Balm or Lip Gloss - Apply directly or create a flavored version with this simple lip balm recipe.

Diaper Rash Cream - Apply regularly to the baby's bottom to improve skin health.

Sexual Lubricant - Self-explanatory ;)

Stretch Mark Preventer During Pregnancy - This safe, healthy oil can be applied multiple times each day to help moisturize your stretching skin.

Nipple Cream During Breastfeeding - Coconut oil is a popular choice for nursing mothers because it is a natural safe product.

Massage Oil - Coconut oil is the perfect choice for a massage oil. Not too greasy and with a relaxing scent.

Body Moisturizer - Apply directly after showering.

Fade Age Spots - Rub on hands or other areas daily.

Sunburn Care - A great moisturizer to use after you've gotten a bit too much sun.

Facial Moisturizer - After you wash your face, massage a light layer on your skin.

Mix in Bath Water - Melt about 1/4 cup in the microwave and add it to your bath water and soak.
Tanning Oil - Put in a spray bottle and bring to beach. Spray on to keep skin moisturized. [Of course ALWAYS use an SPF product!]

Dry Feet Treatment - Mix with salt to form a foot scrub.

Elbow Rub - Helps manage the dry skin on your elbows.

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