Coconut oil is one of my all time favorites in my pantry and bathroom. I use it for cooking because it gives food a nice and sweet flavor, but I also recommend it for your personal care. Today, I will share with you three great uses of coconut oil specifically for beauty purposes. Ayurveda, the ancient healing practice is all about natural products, and believe me once you try coconut oil, you’ll never go back.
Today, we are bombarded with products loaded with harmful chemicals, branded as healthy for our skin and hair. Here is the main issue with that. Those chemicals are as damaging as they sound because our skin absorbs everything and we might as well have ingested them. You may not see the negative effects right away but if done periodically, your body and mind will definitely suffer the devastating consequences of those substances.
These include hair loss, skin blemishes, damage to the liver, and even cancer. For this reason, it is very important to find healthy alternatives for those products. But better yet, learning how to use them! These three great uses of coconut oil will make you wanna ditch those big brand products and enhance your healing journey. Okay, let’s start!
COCONUT OIL EXFOLIATION
One of the three great uses of coconut oil is this fantastic exfoliation! You only need brown sugar and coconut oil, both preferably organic. Take half tsp of the brown sugar and mix it with 1 Tbs coconut oil and gently massage your face and neck, focusing on removing all dead cells and impurities. I love this exfoliation mask so much I do it a couple to three times a week because it leaves my skin super soft and clean.
To boost the results, try using a hot wet clean towel after it to complete the detoxification process. Then you can go on with your regular skin care regiment, which for my consists of hyaluronic serum, moisturizer and sunscreen.
This is my favorite of the three great uses of coconut oil because it allows you to have that beautiful tan color naturally! How awesome is that? Just peel an organic carrot, cut it in slices, and place it in a glass container with half cup of coconut oil. Let it rest for a week and apply every time you go to the beach.
Coconut oil has a low SPF, however, so be careful not to overdo it at the beach!
This great use of coconut oil is phenomenal to get rid of that annoying dandruff. Dandruff is produced by excess dryness so coconut oil provided the needed and appropriate treatment. Here’s how to do it yourself! Just mix 2Tbs of coconut oil with Half Tsp of Olive oil and massage your scalp gently. Leave it for 30 mins and rinse. Easy peasy!
So these are the three great uses of coconut oil that will not only leave your hair and skin looking gorgeous, but will also help you save some dollars! Let me know what you think in the comment section below 🙂