Oh sweet, delicious coconuts, not only do they taste amazing they are one of the most diverse fruits out there. Many celebrities, models and skincare gurus swear by its miracle oil in their daily beauty routines and let me tell you why.
Coconut Oil is an edible oil that is taken from the meat of the coconut. It is fantastic to cook with because it is heat-stable and has a smoke point of 350 degrees. This stability means it is slow to oxidize, giving it a lengthy shelf life. Not only can this organic oil be used for frying, it can also be used as a wonderful oil on top a bed of leafy greens. Try it, it’s delicious! Coconut Oil is a great metabolism booster as well as antibacterial! Who Knew?! Now let me share with you a few ways I love to use coconut oil in a daily skincare regimen.
- For relief of dandruff simply mix coconut oil and lemon juice and massage into scalp. Leave for 15-20 min then wash as usual. Follow this daily until dandruff is gone.
- For babies with “Cradle Cap” comb scalp with fine comb lightly, then massage coconut oil into scalp with soft tooth brush, let sit and comb through again. This may take a couple days but it works I recently used this on my little one. It never came back!
- Massage coconut oil into the ends of hair for a natural hair repair for stressed or split ends.
- For growing luscious locks fast, massage into scalp weekly. This will stimulate the hair follicles.
- Great oil for removing makeup. Taking a tsp amount and massage into the eye area to gently and naturally remove make up while hydrating the skin.
- Use when shaving legs for minimal razor burn risks and healthy glowing results.
- My 4 year old has gotten ECZEMA since we was very young and because coconut oil is antibacterial and extremely moisturizing it is now the only natural product I can use on him and it is a miracle treatment.
- Fantastic as a moisturizer for any skin type. Natural, Organic and Gentle.
- I use this oil on my cuticles, I apply it and let sit for a couple minutes and then continue my nail care.
- Great for moisturizing dry chapped hands.
There you have it, my favorite uses for a commonly under-used kitchen staple. Enjoy your new skincare alternative.