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?