We all have heard about the amazing benefits coconut oil can provide if you introduce it into your diet. But when you start thinking about your beauty routine, most of the time oils – especially natural ones – don’t always fit into the product lineup. Thankfully, though, incorporating natural oils is easy and extremely beneficial to the overall health of your skin.
Check out some of my favorite ways to make your coconut oil multitask for you.
One | Facial Moisturizer
Take it from someone with increasingly dry skin, coconut oil may feel a little strange at first, but once it absorbs into your skin you’ll be left with hydrated, glowing skin. For this, I just use my trusty jar of Organic Coconut Oil that can be found at your local grocery store or online.
Bonus: a little bit goes a long way so if this is all you use for a daily moisturizer you may never need to buy a moisturizer again!
Two | Hair mask
I’ve done this a couple – with varied success – so I thought I’d share the things I’ve learned along the way. Don’t do it too often. Becuase this is an oil, keep in mind that it’ll act like an oil on your hair and stick around for a while. I often do a coconut oil mask, with just my pure coconut oil, once a month.
Also, make sure you’re not using too much of the oil. You’ll want to coat your strands but not dose them. And then take the time to really thoroughly wash it all out. It may take longer than you want, but be patient and wash your hair through thoroughly.
Three | Natural Lash Growth treatment
I actually use my coconut oil as my eye makeup remover. It’s gentle and hydrating and does a great job of getting my eye makeup off every evening. In the process, I also like to massage it onto my eyelashes – I swear it makes them grow!
Four | Shower Oil
I had honestly never heard of a foaming shower oil before – it’s literally what it sounds like – but when Jason sent me their version, loaded with organic coconut oil I was pleasantly surprised. It goes on as an oil and then starts to lather and foam as you’re washing. This foaming shower oil is as close to natural coconut oil you can get for cleansing your skin and leaves it silky smooth and smelling like sunshine and the beach.
How are you using coconut oil as a natural substitute for chemicals in your beauty routine?
I’d love to hear!
~ Emily ~