A jar of coconut oil goes a long way! Coconut oil not only smells amazing, but can be your best friend when it comes to DIY beauty tricks, natural remedies and improved health. Here are some my favourite ways to use this divine smelling oil:
1. Make-up Remover
Coconut oil is the perfect way to remove make-up, it is gentle and soothes the skin. Add some of the oil to a cotton pad and hold over your eye area. This will allow the oil to breakdown your mascara, eye shadow and concealer etc..
2. Deep Conditioning Hair Mask or Conditioner
Apply to your scalp and through the length of your hair. Leave on for at least two hours (the longer you leave it on the better your results).
TIP: If you want to take this treatment to the next level, add some heat. Heat up the oil to a relatively hot temperature, but one that you can still touch, and then put on a plastic shower cap. Next wrap a towel around your hair. This will help keep in the heat. Leave on for at least two hours and then shampoo and condition afterwards
3. Dandruff & Dry Scalp Remedy
Just massage into scalp and leave for about an hour – rinse off with warm water
4. Moisturizing Body Scrub
Simply mix some coconut oil and equal parts sugar – and this becomes your DIY scrub. Gently massage the skin and you’re body will thank you ten folds with the soothing and smoothing properties of the oil.
5. Facial Moisturizer
Coconut oil is known for it’s anti-ageing properties. Now to make sure your face isn’t super oily after having used the oil, simply apply some to your face, leave to soak in for 5-10 minutes and then splash face with cold water. This will make sure that the skin has absorbed the oil but you’ve washed off the oily residue from the surface.
6. Gentle Anti-wrinkle Eye cream
Coconut oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles die to its anti aging properties
7. In Cooking
This is a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-fries or as a dairy free replacement to butter. Can also be used to replace any vegetable oil in recipes.
8. To Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
9. Cradle Cap Treatment On Babies
Massage Coconut oil onto baby’s scalp, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
10. Message oil
Help soothe sore muscles or just relax with this delicious tropical smell
11. Nipple Cream
Breast feeding mothers can use coconut oil In place of Lanolin cream or PureLan to soothe irritation (also great for baby!)
12. Psoriasis or Eczema Treatment
There are antimicrobial, antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties in this kind of oil.
13. Cuticle Oil
Massage onto cuticles to help nails grow as well as soften and strengthen cuticles.
Virgin Coconut Oil General Health Benefits:
Boosts Immune System
Improves ineral absorption (calcium and the ever-important magnesium)