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10 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair, Skin, Nails and More

Hello, lovelies!

Natural oils and ointments are useful for beauty. Coconut oil is an edible (yes, edible!) oil extracted from the kernals of a coconut. This oil has a surprising number of beauty benefits. 

1. As a deep conditioner 

Many hair conditioners contain coconut oil. This ingredient prevents protein loss and it penetrates hair better than other oils. If your conditioner does not contain coconut oil, apply the liquid to your hair, comb it through, and twist hair into a bun. Place a soft towel over your head. Rinse as usual in the morning.

2. As a lip balm 

Coconut is a perfect lip balm, as it is semi-solid at room temperature. To create a lip balm with it, pack it into a miniature jar and smooth over lips.

3. As a body scrub 

Mix half a cup of coconut oil with a handful of coarse salt (or sugar!) This creates an exfoliator. The oil gives the scrub a moisturizing effect.

4. As deodorant 

To create a DIY deodorant, mix coconut oil with arrowroot powder, cornstarch, baking soda and a scented oil. 

5. As a treatment for dry ends 

Apply a pinch of oil to the ends of your hair. This replenishes moisture to dry, damaged ends.

6. As a healer for the skin 

Coconut oil contains beneficial fats, which helps skin heal faster after a burn or injury.

7. As eye makeup remover 

Use the oil on its own to create a simple, effective makeup remover. Dab a small amount on a cotton pad and wipe on skin until clean. Rinse the skin after applying. 

8. As a cutical softener

Apply to cuticles twice a day to soften dry or chapped skin.

9. As razor burn protection

Apply to the skin before shaving to prevent irritation. 

10. As a skin moisturizer 

Coconut oil contains a unique fat composition. Combined with its natural antioxidant properties, the oil moisturizes and prevents skin irritation. 

Have you used coconut oil as a beauty item before? 

By Erin Angela

24 year old beauty and lifestyle blogger. I write to share knowledge gained throughout my life, a glimpse at my favourite beauty products, and tips on anything from makeup application to organization. You can find me online @erin_angela_xo (Instagram) and @ErinAngela_xo (Twitter).

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