When you think about the benefits of coconut oil and using it, the other thing that comes in mind is to rub the grease of the plant all over the body, hairs, arms and face. According to beauty and skin experts, coconut oil is used in many natural beauty creams and products. The reason why it is used so much in these products is that it is antibacterial and anti-fungal in nature. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer.
It is better than other hair oils and the best thing about coconut oil is that it does not stink or smell bad. Here are some of the best uses of coconut oil that you can do at your home rather than spending a lot of money at stores and going over budget but one thing to keep in mind is to always make sure that the oil you use is raw and virgin coconut oil.
1. Soothe your dry hands with coconut oil
Coconut oil can solve the problem of parched and dry hands. After washing dishes, one should apply coconut oil on their hands to soothe them. Coconut oil makes the hands soft and smooth. Besides all this, one can also use coconut oil in cooking meals. You can use it in baking cookies, but when you are cooking anything with it, don’t forget to scoop out a little for your hands.
2. Coconut oil can be used as a cheekbone highlighter
Nothing can make a tired face glowing like a highlighter, but now you can achieve the same result by using coconut oil. No need to buy expensive products because you can use coconut oil to make your skin glow. When your make up is finally done, put a little amount of coconut oil on top and then leave it to dry. It makes your skin glow more than any artificial product. Coconut oil is used in many makeup brands due to its glowing effects.
3. To shave your legs
The shaving creams women usually use to shave their legs are nothing more than an expensive cocktail of chemicals that takes away the softness of the skin and makes it rough. Rather than using shaving creams in your armpits or bikini area, use coconut oil as it is inexpensive and naturally antimicrobial. Besides this, coconut oil has properties that soothe the skin and these properties leave the legs hydrated rather than greasy and ugly.
4. Use coconut oil as a deep-conditioner for hair
Many hair conditioners contain coconut oil, as it prevents the hair from protein loss and should be used instead of mineral and sunflower oil. For conditioning of hair properly and getting best results, apply a few drops of coconut oil to your hair and then comb the hair properly, and tie them in a loose bun. Before sleeping make sure that you place a soft towel over your pillow, and wash out the oil with shampoo the next morning.
5. To remove eye makeup
Did you know that coconut oil even works on waterproof mascara! All you have to do is take a ball of cotton and put some coconut oil on it and then rub it gently on the eye. Coconut oil is the best eye makeup remover that works on all type of eye makeup, leaving the eyes hydrated. Make sure that once you have removed the eye makeup you have to wash your face like always.
6. Coconut oil works best as a body moisturizer
According to a recent research, coconut oil has healing properties and it is proven to be helpful in reducing loss of water and improving hydration of the skin. Besides this, it also treats rough skin. Coconut oil makes the skin smooth and nourished.
7. Clean your face with coconut oil
Coconut oil is a very good moisturizer for the skin. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties. You can also use coconut oil as a night time cleanser too.
Try the double-cleansing method: Simply rub the oil in circular motions all over your face and neck, giving yourself a gentle massage as you go. When you’re done, wash off the residue with your favorite cleanser. If you have adult-acne prone, avoid this technique unless you know your skin tolerates coconut oil.
8. Use coconut oil to add shine
If you want to add some marvelous shine to your hair, apply some coconut oil on it. You can also add it on flyaway’s if you have dark hair. Remember that one should not apply too much oil all at once as it makes the hair look greasy.
9. In a creamy and soft body scrub
If you have been buying these scrubs since the past many years to make your body smooth and glowing, you are just wasting your money. The reason why you are wasting your money is because you can make the best scrub yourself with natural ingredients that you have available in your kitchen. If you want to make this scrub, you can follow these easy steps:
Melt coconut oil first. Warm 1/2 cup of coconut oil at very low heat then add some brown sugar or salt in it. You can also add some vanilla extract in it for fragrance.
10. For a little rubdown
Many massage oils at stores either use jojoba or coconut oil as their base. Coconut oil is the best moisturizing element as it is skin friendly and very slippery.