You guys, there are sooo many beauty uses for coconut oil.
SO. MANY. USES.
You probably already know all the great health benefits that coconut oil provides, but did you know that it is like a miracle substance you can use for all kinds of beauty hacks? From skincare to whiter teeth to hair conditioner, coconut oil does it all. Take a look at some of the coconut oil beauty hacks below and you’ll see what all the fuss is about.
Beauty Uses For Coconut Oil
Let’s start with the basics. When you are looking for beauty uses for coconut oil, using it as a moisturizing lotion is a great first step.
Using coconut oil instead of store-bought products can save you . I’ve found that applying after a warm shower helps the oil absorb into my skin a bit faster. I also noticed a subtle sheen to my skin after applying it which give me a sort of glow that I really like.
You’d think that hopping into bed with oil all over you would make your sheets greasy, but I haven’t found that to be the case.
Some people swear by the benefits coconut oil can have on your hair. You can use it for deep conditioning, as a detangler, to prevent dandruff, and even to protect against sun damage. Check out this post from Natural Living Ideas for more details.
Fair warning though, it can be tricky to wash the coconut oil out fully so experiment with just a small bit to begin with until you find the amount that is right for your hair.
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Using coconut oil as a shaving cream give an amazingly smooth shave. Get a good coat of oil on your legs and then shave as normal.
Depending on a man’s skin type, it could be used as a facial shaving cream as well.
Even men and benefit from beauty uses of coconut oil.
Coconut oil is great for making a man’s beard appear more healthy and neat. Apply a small amount throughout the beard for a nice shine.
Add in some essential oils and you’ve got an all day cologne substitute.
Removing waterproof makeup is a breeze with a dab of coconut oil. Put a bit on a cotton pad and then hold it on your skin for a few seconds while it melts. Then simply wipe away the makeup. This coconut oil beauty hack works is a real time saver.
Dry cracked lips aren’t cool. Ever.
Coconut oil can be used as a lip balm to help keep your lips moisturized.
Just be aware that since coconut oil can be used as a makeup remover lipstick may be tricky. You will want to experiment to see how well your lipstick stays on with the coconut oil underneath. Personally, I use lip gloss over a little coconut oil then use a lip crayon over that, and it all works out perfectly.
The practice of oil pulling has been practiced for thousands of years. Which why its surprising that I’d never even heard of it until recently. The benefits of oil pulling are said to include fresher breath, reduced plaque levels, and healthier gums.
Give it a try by putting about a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and swishing it around for about 20 minutes. Yeah, I know….. 20 whole minutes. The first few times it will seem like an eternity, but if use the time to enjoy a good youtube video or your favorite show it will pass quickly. Spit it out after the times up and you should have a fresher cleaner mouth.
I love these! They are super easy to make and are a lot cheaper than some similar products you’ll buy at the store.
Just melt some coconut oil until it is in a liquid form and pour into an ice cube tray. Then just add an essential oil or citrus zest of your choosing and let it harden back up. So simple!
Drop in the bath and enjoy!
Coconut oil is a great base for a DIY face mask. Blending in different ingredients like oatmeal, yogurt, and honey will provide unique benefits to your skin. Check out this recipe for a Coconut Oil and Honey Face Mask from Coconuts and Kettlebells.
It’s super fast and easy to take care of your cuticles with coconut oil. Rub a small amount into your cuticles for a moisturizing and conditioning kickstart. The best time to do this is right before bed. Since you won’t be washing your hands for awhile, it gives the oil plenty of time to absorb.
If you’re looking for a value, check out this coconut oil from Amazon.
This is the one we order all the time and you can get the 54-ounce container at a good price per ounce compared to the smaller jars found at most grocery stores.
So there you have it, a plethora of beauty uses for coconut oil. Have a go-to favorite coconut oil beauty hack that we missed? Don’t be stingy, let us know in the comments!
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