We’ve all heard about how great coconut oil can be for you. It moisturizes your skin, promotes hair growth, decreases migraines, and helps with digestion, but how do you use coconut oil? In this list, I cover most of the beauty uses for coconut oil. I have personally tried all of them, and regularly use a few of them.
#1 COCONUT OIL MAKEUP REMOVER
Coconut oil is a fantastic makeup remover. Not only does it remove your favourite blackest waterproofiest mascara, but it also does worlds for your skin. Coconut oil is filled with good stuff like fats, vitamin E, and antioxidants that moisturize your skin and prevent aging. It improves the growth and repair of your skin giving you a nice smooth appearance. Coconut oil improves the ph balance in your skin, fights acne, and oh it also helps eyelashes grow too!
#2 COCONUT OIL AS A MOISTURIZER
Coconut oil moisturizes the deep layers of your skin, but it doesn’t work the same for all people. If you have very dehydrated skin you’ll need to mix it with water-based ingredients to give your skin the moisture it craves.
#3 COCONUT OIL SHAVING CREAM
Given all of its moisturizing properties and smooth consistency, coconut oil works as a great shaving cream. Just smear it on your legs, shave as usual, and feel your nice smooth legs. Check out this Pinterest recipe for aloe coconut oil shaving cream.
#4 COCONUT OIL AS A CUTICLE SOFTENER
Another way of taking advantage of coconut oil’s moisturizing properties is by using it to soften your cuticles. Rub it into your cuticles after you’re finished washing your face and you’ll soon notice softer cuticles and fingers.
#5 COCONUT OIL TEETH WHITENING
Coconut oil and baking soda make a great whitening toothpaste. Coconut oil is antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial making it fantastic for cleaning your teeth. Mix coconut oil with baking soda to get those pearlies white. Just mix together and brush as usual.
#6 OIL PULLING COCONUT OIL
The old practice of oil pulling pulls out the toxins in your body by swishing oil around in your mouth for twenty minutes. It is said to have countless benefits including: whitening teeth, improving dental health, clearing up skin, reducing migraines, improving sinuses, and improving PMS symptoms.
#7 COOK WITH COCONUT OIL
Work on your beauty from the inside out by mixing coconut oil in your cooking. You can use it to cook stir fry, make popcorn, or bake cookies. In addition to being good for your skin, coconut oil is filled with good for you fatty acids that are broken down quickly for energy compared to other fats – in other words, the fat burns off easier than butter or other fats. Although it’s good in moderation, it’s said that it might not be all that it’s cracked up to be. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil hits your limit for the recommended daily dose of saturated fats. Although it is a great vegan alternative to animal-based fats like butter, it may not be the best choice to use every day.
There ya have it, 7 beauty uses for coconut oil. If you’d like to learn more about the fantastic benefits and uses of coconut oil you can check out this fantastic coconut oil post by the Cooking Detective.
My favourite way to use it is to use coconut oil as a makeup remover. I’ve noticed that my eyelashes are longer and stronger since I’ve started using it every day. What’s your favourite way to use it?