I am always looking for the best natural beauty secrets. One of my beauty basics is coconut oil. Here are some the fantastic uses I do daily.
Body Moisturizer: I use this for supper dry areas on my body like backs of ancles and elbows.
Face Moisturizer: Use at night to help with acne, dry skin and fine lines
Lip Balm: I rub a little on my young kids lips instead of chapstick
Undereye Cream: Use a dab of coconut oil on under eye bags and fine lines. It’s delicate skin on your soft tissue under your eye.
Body Scrub: Mix half a cup of coconut oil with brown sugar or salt to create an exfoliate. The moisturizing oil will last long after you rinse.
Lip Scrub: Combine one tablespoon of coconut oil with two tablespoons of brown sugar and one tablespoon of honey. Mix it all together and you’ve got a delicious DIY lip scrub! I keep a big jar of this in my medicine cabinet and use all year.
Deep Conditioner: You can use hot coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment to soothe dry hair before you shampoo and condition. Leave in for at least an hour for an allover moisturizing treatment.
Night Cream: Another one of our favorite coconut oil beauty uses is a night cream. Apply coconut oil to your face at night for maximum moisturizing benefits. The antioxidants are great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep and let it really soak in.
Leave-in Conditioner: Hydrate dry hair by using coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner. Apply a very small amount to wet strands to seal in moisture. (this may get hair oily)
Frizz Tamer: Fly-aways be gone with this smoothing treatment. Just very small amount in your hands and smooth from mid-shaft to ends for frizz-free style that’s high on shine.
Cuticle Oil: Remedy peeling skin with a coconut oil balm right at the base of nails. It can also help your manicure last longer.