Coconut Oil has to be one of the biggest kept secrets around the world today. Many of you will have coconut oil laying around the house for cooking purposes without knowing the powers that can come from it.
Yes, Coconut Oil is the duct tape of beauty products!
Let’s explain a little bit,
Many people have declared duct tape as the “use to fix anything” product, that a person can basically use the tape to fix anything.
Well did you know, like duct tape, that coconut oil can be used for many different natural beauty treatments?
Like many people we use to go out and buy a different product for every beauty treatment, we wanted to perform. Little did we know, coconut oil has an endless list of health benefits that can be used for natural beauty treatments.
Now that the secret is out of the bag we’re going to share with you 30 Coconut Oil Beauty Uses that will blow you away.
Lip Moisturizer: Buying lip chap is a common purchase for many as dry lips can happen during any time of the year. Coconut oil contains healing properties that will help nourish and protect the lips. The lip chaps purchased in stores are packed with unhealthy ingredients that are applied straight to the lips.
Natural Skin Moisturizer: Using skin creams are a very popular way to help protect dry skin, but coconut oil can be used as well. At room temperature the oil is solid, when placed in your hands it will quickly melt while applying it to your skin. The coconut oil will absorb quickly while healing the skin it was applied too.
Reduce Wrinkles: As we get older we start to worry about wrinkles forming. Before nighttime apply a tiny bit of coconut oil around certain areas to help fight pre-maturing aging. Leave the coconut oil on overnight and let the magic set in.
Coconut Oil Pulling: An old Ayurvedic medicine practice, coconut oil pulling is used to detoxify the mouth and remove toxins and bacteria. By doing this it kills bad breath, tooth decay, helps to boost the immune system and much more. To improve the health of your teeth and gums, oil pulling with coconut oil is the best way to do so. The process takes 15-20 minutes of swishing the oil in and around the mouth.
Natural Deodorant: Coconut oil contains natural antibacterial properties that help to keep body odor under control. It can be used on or combined with many different types of essential oils.
Natural Lubricant: There are many individuals that are allergic to the different types of lubricants that can be purchased. Coconut oil is a safe and effective natural lubricant. Its properties are anti-fungal and antibacterial that will help keep the vaginal flora healthy.
Post Shower Moisture: Much like using coconut oil for skin care, after showers apply the oil all over your body. The coconut oil will hydrate and soften the dry skin after shaving.
Natural Toothpaste: Many have discovered how coconut oil can be used to treat the health of your entire mouth. Mix some coconut oil and baking soda together for a homemade toothpaste. Add in some essential oils for flavoring of your choice.
Wound Treatment: Ever want to speed up the treatment of a rash or burn? Coconut oil contains the antibacterial properties that can help keep the area free of infection, while the lauric acid will help the speed of healing.
Sunscreen Remedy: Believe it or not but coconut oil is an all-natural sunscreen. It’s not very strong but it’s an SPF 4, just enough to protect against the sun. If you do get burnt the oil can also be applied to soothe the pain and help the healing.
Insect Repellent: A lot of insect repellents contain chemicals that can be very damaging to our skin. By taking some coconut oil and mixing it with a couple drops of essential oils it will repel flies and mosquitos. This is a mixture that can safely be applied to any part of the body.
Makeup Remover: Ever buy a makeup remover that constantly irritates or stings your eyes every time you try and use it? Well, just a small dab of coconut oil and some gentle rubbing will do the trick. By using coconut oil it will avoid those problems while helping hydrate around the eyes.
Mouthwash: Pretty similar to oil pulling, coconut oil can be used with a mixture of baking soda and an essential oil to create a mouthwash. It will help whiten teeth and improve your oral health while leaving your breath nice and fresh.
Healing Bath: The body takes a beating year after year, and many people have been turning to Epsom salt baths to help heal. Well by adding in coconut oil with the salts it will help to draw out toxins while soothing the dry skin.
Massage Oil: Want to give your special someone a nice massage? Coconut oil is both soothing and conditioning helping heal sore muscles and stimulate relaxation.
Cellulite Reduction: Nobody likes cellulite! To help fight that unwanted cellulite mix some coconut oil and grapefruit essential oil together and apply to the areas. This will help stimulate circulation and cellular detox to the areas of skin.
Cold Sore Treatment: If you are having a problem with cold sores in or around your mouth simply apply some coconut oil on them a few times throughout the day. The coconut oil contains lauric acid, which shuts down the virus within the cold sore. This will also help prevent scars or discoloration left from them as well.
Cracked Heal Treatment: When the season's change or your up on your feet a lot cracked heals can be a huge problem. Naturally, treat them by rubbing coconut oil and allowing it to penetrate the skin. This should also help reduce the dryness and bacteria in the area of the foot.
Shaving Cream: About to shave to realize you’re out of cream? No problem! Apply the coconut oil to your face as if it’s a shaving cream. This will also help with razor burn or other skin irritations that become a problem with shaving.
Cleaner for Makeup/Hair Brushes: It is unbelievable the amount of bacteria that can be found on a makeup brush. Rub some coconut oil on your makeup brush and let them sit for a couple of hours to help disinfect them. Don’t worry about any remains because the oil will not harm your skin. The same theory applies to hairbrushes.
Cheek Bone Highlighter: Want to make those cheekbones shine? Use coconut oil in place of makeup to add a shine to your cheekbones and eyelids. This helps to add a natural youthful glow and requires no expensive products.
Homemade Skin Exfoliator: Let’s make a homemade body scrub that will help remove dry skin. All you have to do is combine the coconut oil with some ground coffee beans and apply on the skin weekly. This will help prevent ingrown hairs, blackheads, and dry skin.
Detangle Knotty Hair: When the hair needs to be detangled use a small amount of oil and gently brush it in. This will help add a natural, smooth solution that will gently allow you to detangle the knots.
Natural Hair Conditioner: This has been around for thousands of years to help strengthen and style hair. Simply apply coconut oil to your hair and let its sit for a bit. This will help moisturize and strengthen the hair giving it that natural healthy glow.
Prevent Dandruff: Coconut oil can help new hair growth and prevent dandruff. It will help keep the skull moisturized while strengthening the hair already there. No need to go and buy expensive products that can contain harmful chemicals anymore.
In-Grown Hair Preventer: Apply coconut oil to the areas of your body that are frequently shaved or easily establish rashes. The oil will help soften the skin so hair can easily grow through the follicles properly while killing the bacteria near it.
Diaper Rash Prevention: Diaper rashes can be extremely painful for babies resulting in them constantly crying. Nobody likes a crying baby! Rub some coconut oil around the areas to soothe swelling, itch, and burn. This will help prevent and treat the babies diaper rashes.
Vapor Rub Remedy: Combine some coconut oil with eucalyptus oil and rub on the middle of your chest. This will help open up the airways and improve breathing. It also works to increase circulation and clear congestion to help get a good night of sleep.
Hair Gel Replacement: In most of the store bought hair gel, the ingredients contain alcohol, which dries out hair, and can stunt its growth. By using coconut oil it will add an extra shine and help hold the hair in place.
Stretch Mark Reducer: A lot of females are worried about post pregnancy stretch marks. During pregnancy rub coconut oil all over the stomach to help reduce the marks left from the skin stretching. The oil helps to face dark marks and discoloration while hydrating the stretched skin.