Did you know that coconut oil has some pretty amazing uses? Not only is is great for cooking, but it is wonderful for skin, hair, and nails. I prefer to use unrefined, cold-pressed, organic, virgin coconut oil and Walmart carries one of my favorite brands – Nature’s Way. It’s nice and creamy and doesn’t taste too nutty.
Remove your makeup – From waterproof eye makeup to your foundation, remove all of it with some creamy coconut oil.
Reduce fine lines and dark circles – Whip up some coconut oil with a few drops of Frankincense essential oil and apply to face after cleansing. Watch fine lines and dark circles all but disappear.
Moisturize your skin – Apply coconut oil to your damp skin right after showering. I love adding some Ylang Ylang essential oil to create a sweet perfume that lingers all day.
Massage away your stress – Coconut oil makes for a wonderful massage oil. It’s not at all greasy and is the perfect way to relax away your stress and worries.
Hydrate your hair and bring back the shine – Apply a generous amount of solid coconut oil to your wet hair, from the roots to the tips, after shampooing. Let sit in hair for 3-5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Manage frizz – I have very frizzy hair. I like to take just a few small drops of coconut oil and get rid of frizzy flyaways but rubbing gently over styled hair.
Soften your cuticles and strengthen your nails – Apply to the base of your nails to soften your cuticles, get rid of hang nails, and strengthen your nails.
Beauty from the inside out:
Detoxify and boost your immune system – Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish in your mouth for 20 minutes each day. You will notice an increase in energy, fresher breath, and overall better health. (Read more about oil pulling.)
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