Ladies, wouldn’t you love it if you could use one product for all of your beauty and lifestyle needs? Well, it turns out that coconut oil might just be the answer to your prayers. The sweet-smelling oil is undeniably a jack-of-all-trades as it can be used for so much more than cooking and moisturizing your hair. It is also one of the most inexpensive beauty products and is known to have an incredible shelf life. So if you have been sleeping on this beauty staple, these 10 ways you can incorporate coconut oil into your daily routine will definitely wake you up!
- Makeup Brush Cleaner
If you just ran out of your favorite makeup brush cleaner or thought shampoo was the only way to clean your makeup brushes, coconut oil can certainly do the trick! Create your own DIY brush cleaner by mixing some antibacterial soap with coconut oil and you’ve got yourself a new makeup brush cleaner.
2. Lip Balm
As the temperatures begin to drop and the air gets cooler its very easy for your lips to become chapped. Well, coconut oil is the ideal remedy to keep your lips moisturized. Pack a bit in a miniature jar or capsule and you’ll have smooth lips all day long.
3. Stretch Mark Scars
Expecting moms should keep coconut oil nearby to help rid of stretch marks that may appear during their pregnancy, but anyone can use coconut oil for scars. The oil won’t completely fade away the marks, but it will prevent dark spots and blisters from forming.
4. Breath Freshener
It turns out brushing your teeth, gargling with mouthwash and chewing gum aren’t the only ways to keep your breath fresh. Rinsing your mouth with a spoonful of coconut oil for 20 minutes is also another way as it can help to clear germs in the mouth, whiten teeth and keep your gums healthy.
5. Cuticle Oil
If you don’t have time to make it the nail salon every two weeks applying coconut oil to your cuticles is one of the easiest and convenient ways to make your manicure last a little longer. Apply the oil to the base of your nails to help get rid of cracked cuticles and peeling skin to keep your manicure looking fresh.
6. Makeup Remover
Not only can you use coconut oil to clean your makeup brushes, but you can also use it to remove your makeup. After a long day or night, you might just want to get in bed, but you shouldn’t sleep with your makeup on. Removing your makeup with the oil makes the process easier and it will make your skin feel soft.
7. Frizz Tamer
When it comes to curly hair frizz is inevitable. For all the naturalists and curlistas out there, try rubbing a dime size amount of coconut oil from the middle of your hair to the ends for a frizz-free style that’s high on shine.
8. Deep Conditioner
You want to wash your hair, but before applying shampoo you would like to do a pre-treatment? Coconut oil can be that pre-treatment. All you have to do is leave it in your hair for about 45 minutes to an hour prior to shampooing to soothe dry hair.
9. Shaving Cream
Who said shaving cream has to lather? Using coconut oil as a balm base allows you to get a closer shave without cutting yourself and it leaves the legs feeling smooth instead of dried out.
10. Body Scrub
If you ever wanted to create your own body scrub instead of purchasing one, all you have to do is mix half a cup of coconut oil with a handful of salt (Yes, salt that you cook with) or sugar. The scrub can always serve as an exfoliator.
See, you can really use coconut oil for everything! How do you use coconut oil? Comment and let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts.
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