Coconut oil — it’s crammed full of all natural, chemical free beauty use and with a silky, buttery texture, not only can it help you to look younger, you can wash with it, moisturize with it, and even use it as a mild antibacterial.
That’s why celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna Emma Stone and many more count it among their favourite natural beauty ingredients – and you should, too! Here are 20 natural beauty uses for coconut oil that will help make you look and feel more beautiful – right now!
Coconut oil can play a role of tender and gentle cleanser for your skin, it removes makeup and leaves your skin very soft and smooth.
Eye makeup remover that will also condition your lashes.
Apply coconut oil on the cotton pad, gently press it over your eyes to let it dissolve makeup for a little moment and then gently wipe away all the makeup from your eye area: your eyeshadow, concealer and mascara. This way, not only will you remove all the makeup, but also you will condition and moisturize your eyelashes and eyebrows.
Coconut oil is amazing as a hand cream. Rub it on your hands and nails (with no nail polish on), the oil will soak into your skin, nails and cuticles and make them stronger and healthier looking.
Body scrub lotion.
Mix coconut oil (in a liquid form) with sugar. This way you’ve got an amazing body scrub which will also moisturize and care for your skin in the best and the most natural way possible. You can gently massage it all over your body, as well as your feet.
Natural healing scalp treatment.
Because of its healing properties coconut oil can help to treat dry, flakey scalp, dandruff and even eczema. If your coconut oil is solidified, you can slightly warm it up and then massage your scalp with it in circular motions.
Natural face moisturizer.
Coconut oil is known for anti-ageing properties. Apply the oil on your still damp face and let it sit for about 5 or 10 minutes. Then splash your face with cold water and pat it dry.The result? Your face feels soft, smooth and moisturized, with no sign of oiliness whatsoever.
Massage coconut oil into your skin and then shave your legs as usual and rinse when you are done. You will be left with the softest legs ever and this, without using any chemicals.
Using coconut oil leaves your skin extremely soft and smooth. You only need the tiniest amount and it will go a long way. It will give your skin a glow and will beautify your skin amazingly. You will look and feel like a million bucks!
Amazing eye cream.
Use extra virgin coconut oil as an eye cream, because it’s “kind” enough to care for the gentle area around your eyes and it’s an amazing wrinkles fighter.
Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Gargling for 20 minutes with a spoonful of oil can help clear up germs in the mouth, leading to fresher breath, whiter teeth, and healthier gums.
Cleaning your makeup brushes should be a monthly ritual. You can use a DIY cleanser that’s two parts antibacterial soap and one part coconut oil.
Coconut oil is the ideal remedy for chapped lips especially because it’s semisolid at room temperature. Pack a bit in a miniature jar and smooth over lips throughout the day.
Flyaways begone with this smoothing treatment. Just rub a dime-size amount in your hands and smooth from midshaft to ends for frizz-free style that’s high on shine.
Run out of toothpaste? Grab the closest jar of coconut oil and add baking soda for a quick fix. Everyone will wonder how you got such a white smile.
Burns, bug bites, and bruises can all be soothed with a topical balm of coconut oil.
Apply coconut oil at night for maximum moisturizing benefits. The antioxidants are great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep.
Expectant moms should keep a jar of coconut oil nearby to help ward off stretch marks, but anyone can use this as a topical treatment for scars. While the oil won’t fade any marks, it can help prevent dark spots and blisters from forming.
You can use hot coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment to soothe dry hair before you shampoo and condition. Leave in for at least an hour for an all over moisturizing treatment.
Yes, you can make your own natural deodorant at home (and it works). Mix coconut oil with arrowroot powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and a scented oil for a chemical free, low cost deodorant.
Did you know coconut oil works as the perfect primer for a foundation? Simply dab some on your face, let it soak in and then apply your tinted moisturizer or foundation. You will notice how much smoother and longer your makeup stays on. You can also dab some coconut oil on your cheekbones to highlight them and you are sure to sparkle!
Extra virgin coconut oil is used for many natural health and beauty tricks. When you think about the health and beauty benefits of coconut oil, it’s no wonder that a growing body of countless experts and natural-beauty trendsetters swear by extra virgin coconut oil for just about everything.
Isn’t it time for you to enjoy the health and beauty benefits of coconut oil?