Coconut oil has gained significant popularity for its enchanting aroma and its numerous health and beauty benefits. In this article, we’ll share 11 creative ways to harness the power of coconut oil to enhance your beauty routine.
1. Relaxing Bath
Coconut oil is known for its moisturizing properties. In addition to that, it includes Epsom salts, rich in magnesium, which have a relaxing effect on tense muscles and relieve stress. It’s enough to add one or two teaspoons of coconut oil to warm bathwater for a desired relaxing effect.
2. To soothe dry hands
Perfect for parched hands. It will leave them soft and moist, but the coconut oil takes a while to soak in, so only apply the oil if you’ve got some time to relax.
3. As a cheekbone highlighter
You don’t need to purchase a $20+ department store highlight to perk up your face ever again. Simply sweep a very small amount of coconut oil on top of the makeup and just leave it alone. It will look like your skin but with an extra glow.
4. To shave your legs
Conventional shaving cream is just an expensive mix of random chemicals that your body really doesn’t need. Instead, use coconut oil, which is inexpensive naturally antimicrobial, and smells divine. Its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs uber-hydrated afterward.
5. As a deep-conditioner
Have you ever noticed how many conditioners contain coconut oil? It’s for good reason because it’s able to penetrate hair better than mineral or sunflower oil. To use it as a deep conditioner, simply apply a quarter-size dollop to your strands, comb it, and pile it into a loose bun. In the morning, just shampoo as usual.
6. To remove eye makeup
Personally, I find most eye makeup removers very irritating, so I’d rather use anything else. The good news is coconut oil can remove even the most dark, inky eye makeup without irritating the delicate eye area.
7. As a body moisturizer
A recent study discovered that when applied topically, virgin coconut oil sped up wound healing, and was effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in seriously parched skin. What more evidence do you need? It sounds like coconut oil would make the perfect body lotion.
8. To clean and hydrate your face
Many women swear by coconut oil as a nighttime moisturizer for their face. It’s naturally antibacterial, antifungal, moisturizing, and great for atopic dermatitis. If you’re acne-prone you might want to avoid this technique, otherwise, give this double-cleansing method a try. Rub the oil in circular motions all over your face and neck. When you’re done, wash off the residue and follow with your favorite gentle cleanser.
9. To add shine
If you’re like me, your heat-damaged strand can always use a little extra shine. Smooth a tiny amount of coconut oil onto split ends or on flyaways. Just one dab is enough, any more and you’ll end up with greasy-looking hair.
10. In a luscious body scrub
DIY your own body scrub with coconut oil: melt coconut oil at a deficient heat. Pour it over 1 c of brown sugar or salt and stir well. If you have some on hand, add five drops of your favorite essential oil or some pure vanilla extract for a scrub so fragrant you’ll want to eat it.
11. For a little rubdown
Many store-bought massage oils have either coconut or jojoba oil as their base. Cut out the middleman and go straight to the bottle. It’s slippery, skin-friendly, and moisturizing, too.
Coconut oil is a versatile addition to your beauty routine. Whether you want to pamper your skin, enhance your makeup, or boost your hair’s health, coconut oil offers a natural and affordable solution.