Coconut Oil is still the most popular natural ingredient of the moment, and we’ve started incorporating it more and more into our beauty routines.
Yes you can use it for cooking. It’s all the same stuff, and you could find yourself rubbing it into your face while you cook a stir fry. Make sure you’re using 100% virgin coconut oil, which you should be able to find in most supermarkets.
This one right here will definitely do the trick!
What are the benefits? If you’re worried about using chemicals on your skin, this is a great alternative. It is simply coconut oil, with nothing added. You’ll generally find that it’s very moisturising on your skin, and it makes a surprisingly good cleanser! It also naturally contains lauric acid, which becomes monolaurin in your body. This has antibacterial properties and can potentially even assist in fighting viruses - so eating coconut oil is very good for you!
Here are ten of our favourite ways to use coconut oil. Coconut oil comes in a solid white form, so you will need to warm a little bit of the oil in your hands to melt it down before you start using it. Be careful with the amount of oil that goes down your skin, as it can cause blockages if it solidifies in your pipes.
Oil cleansing is so popular right now, and coconut oil is a great way to get into this method. Massage the coconut oil onto your dry skin, and then wipe off with a warm, damp cloth. I tested this out myself, and while I don’t quite think it suited my blemish-prone skin a lot of people have had great results including softer, clearer skin. You can also use this in the shower to cleanse your body for an all over coconut scent.
Simply warm the coconut oil in your hands and then rub into your face, legs, elbows, arms or other dry areas. This is one of the most popular uses, and will leave you with soft skin and a coconut scent!
You won’t believe how well coconut oil removes your makeup – even eye makeup! Just avoid actually getting it in your eyes, or you’ll end up with very blurry vision. Apply the coconut oil to dry skin, give your face a good massage. You’ll see your makeup immediately start blending together as it comes off your skin. Wipe off with a damp cloth.
If you have dry hair or suffer from dandruff, you should definitely try coconut oil as a conditioner. Massage coconut oil onto your roots and through the lengths of damp hair after shampooing. You can rinse it off after 20 minutes, or leave it overnight for a deeper treatment.
Use a tiny little bit of coconut oil on dry hair to tame your flyaways. You only need a seriously small amount, too much and your hair will get weighed down with oil.
Yes you can definitely shave with coconut oil! Simply rub coconut oil over damp legs and shave as usual. Test this out with a disposable razor before committing to using it with an expensive electronic one.
Some mums recommend coconut oil for their little ones nappy rash! As with all products you use on your baby, make sure you have thoroughly researched this before testing it out in case of any allergies your child may have.
Ahh yes. All you need is a willing partner who will be happy to rub coconut oil into your back, and you’ve got yourself a very relaxing massage!
The wonders of coconut oil continue! Many people claim that they have seen a reduction in the appearance of age spots after regularly applying coconut oil.
This is an ayurvedic health technique, which is believed to help remove toxins from the body. You swish a small amount of oil around in your mouth for about twenty minutes, and then spit it out. This definitely isn’t for everyone, but some people swear by it!
Want to take your love of coconut to the next level? We can’t get enough of Coconut Revolution Body Scrub. It contains cold pressed virgin coconut oil and will make you glow!
How do you use coconut oil? Let me know in the comments - Julia