10 Uses For Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial/infection fighting, an antioxidant, anti-parasitic, anti-protozoa, anti-viral, nontoxic to humans and animals.

You can look for it in a health food store and most supermarkets are starting to carry it. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so you may need to warm it first. Usually 5-10 seconds in the microwave will do the trick.

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

1. Moisturizer –
simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

2. Eye cream –
apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

3. Preshave –
coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

4. Aftershave –
coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores.

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

5. Deodorant –
coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

6. Hair Conditioner/Deep Treatment –
use as a leave in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

7. Hair Gel/Defrizzer –
rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

8. Toothpaste –
there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

9. Make up remover –
use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!

Here are some of our favorite uses for coconut oil when it comes to beauty:

10. Chapstick – just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about so you get a little protection!

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