Many beauty products can be over-priced, filled with chemicals and clog the storage in our bathrooms. Although it can be super fun and useful to get the next best thing, sometimes the most effective and efficient beauty products are those that are natural. After all, the earth does have all that we need to sustain ourselves in a healthy way. Coconut oil is one of those magical natural discoveries that can be used for a multitude of beauty uses.
1. Hair Mask
Simply apply coconut oil to wet or dry hair, and leave on for 15-30 minutes, then wash out. Mix it with olive oil, egg, avocado if you want to get real fancy.
2. Skin Moisturizer
Coconut oil is all natural and safe for your face. Other moisturizers have fillers and a lot of water, so for a quick and intensive moisturizer, reach for the coconut instead.
3. Dental Hygiene
Put about a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth, and swish it around for 10-20 minutes. It can help to whiten your teeth, prevent cavities, and freshen your breath.
4. Body Scrub
Mix with coffee and soap to a moisturizing body scrub
5. Makeup Remover
Just a little bit goes a long way, so just add a pinch to the end of a cotton swab or tissue and remove eye makeup naturally
6. Moisturizing Skin Mask
Apply coconut oil to your face after cleansing and leave it one for 15-30 minutes, then rinse. Your face will feel refreshed and deeply moisturized.
7. Deep Conditioner
Apply in the shower either alone, or mixed with your conditioner for an added moisturizing boost. Leave on for 5-15 minutes then rinse.
8. Natural Tanning Oil
Little SPF protection, but less expensive and more natural than many tanning oil alternatives
9. Shaving Cream
Ditch the overpriced foaming soap, and apply coconut oil in the shower for a shaving cream that will leave you razor-bump free
10. De-Frizz Your Hair
Add a pinch to the ends of your hair to tame frizz and treat dryness
11. Heal Chapped Lips and canker sores
Mix with a pureed fruit or apply by itself to create a natural lip balm
12. Relieve itching from eczema, severe dry skin or bug bites
Apply coconut oil directly to a bug bite or cracked skin for healing and moisturizer
13. Heal cracked feet
Place coconut oil in a tub and soak or in socks, and wear overnight to heal cracked heels
14. Whiten Teeth
Combine with baking soda for a deep cleaning and whitening smile
15. Clear Dandruff and Lice
Apply coconut oil to your scalp, scrub and heal the scalp as well as reduce the flakiness
16. Lip Scrub
Mix coconut oil with sugars, and even an essential oil for soft lips
17. Reduce Acne
When used as a spot treatment, mixed with lemon and turmeric coconut oil can reduce acne, dark spots and inflammation
Mix with essential oil, baking soda, and cornstarch for a natural replacement to antiperspirants
19. Eye Cream
Mix coconut oil with almond oil and Vitamin E oil to reduce and prevent fine line and wrinkles as well as lighten dark circles
20. Reduce and prevent stretch marks
Apply coconut oil to affected places such as hips or bellsy for those pregnant mamas before, during and after weight gain or loss to prevent and heal stretch marks