I have a huge obsession with Coconut Oil! You may think that it’s just for cooking, but there are actually endless ways to use it in and out of the kitchen. Here are my favorite ways that I’ve implemented Coconut Oil into my daily routine.
MAKE UP REMOVER
Coconut Oil is a great substitute for make-up remover. It’s less expensive, works better, and you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals contained in some store-bought wipes.
I apply Coconut Oil to a round cotton pad, and then gently rub off my face and eye makeup.
This is the best shaving cream! My skin feels much more silky and smooth compared to when I use regular shaving cream.
It’s an ultra-moisturizer. After I shower (this is when the skin is most absorbent) I’ll lather Coconut Oil all over my legs and dry spots like my elbows and heels. At night, I’ll use it as a facial moisturizer and eye cream. My skin is left hydrated and luminous!
Coconut Oil contains many ingredients that are essential for strong and healthy hair.
I’ve noticed that after I use it, my hair is extremely moisturized and soft.
To do a hair mask, I warm up Coconut Oil in my palms and then massage it into my hair. Afterwards, I put on a shower cap to lock in heat (and prevent the oil from touching my clothes). I like to keep the oil on my hair for as long as I can and often sleep with it in. Otherwise I’ll apply it to my hair 30 minutes before I shower.
Be sure to shampoo twice so you don’t end up with greasy hair!
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST
Lauric acid and caprylic acid are two antibacterial ingredients found in Coconut Oil that help improve your immune system. Whenever I feel sick, I’ll heat a spoonful of oil in a pan and gulp it down- I say “gulp” since it doesn’t taste that great by the spoonful! However, it’s worth it because it really helps me feel better when I have a sore throat or don’t feel well.
Coconut oil makes a great shoe shine. If my leather shoes are looking old or scuffed, I’ll buff them up with a rag and oil and they practically look brand new!
I hope these are some helpful tips on how to use Coconut Oil! Buy some here.