What can’t coconut oil do? It’s a beauty cure-all, from health, skin care, hair care and oral health. Coconut oil is used in various natural beauty products, and for good reason: It’s naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells nice.
Dry Hair: Coconut oil has been used for dry hair since ages and it works great in repairing dry hair strands and even fried ends that are a result of excessive heat treatments.
To use coconut oil for dry hair, simply heat up a little coconut oil in bowl and apply the warm oil all over your scalp and hair. Massage it for some time and wear a shower cap (keep a dedicated shower cap for this). Go to sleep and shampoo off the oil and condition as usual. Do this once every week or every time you have to wash your hair if you have severe dry and problematic hair.
Face Moisturizer: Just as you can use it on your body, you can use coconut oil on your face to moisturize your skin. It’s particularly effective as a primer to soften the skin before applying makeup. It’ll give you a glowy, dewy look after you apply your foundation.
Anti-Aging Wonder: Filled with antioxidants that ward off free radicals, it’ll help slow the aging process while keeping your skin hydrated. Making your skin soft, supple, and glowy.
Teeth Whitener: Coconut oil contains lauric acid that helps eradicate plaque causing bacteria from the teeth. It’s antibacterial properties kills the bugs that cause decay and gum disease. Besides, it helps keep your breath fresh and it is beneficial in whitening your teeth. After brushing your teeth at night. Simply massage some coconut oil on your teeth and gums with your fingers on regular basis.
To remove eye makeup
Yes, coconut oil even works on waterproof mascara! Put a little on a cotton ball and gently sweep it over your eyes, paying attention to your under-eyes as well. The oil does a great job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area hydrated, too. Once you’re done, wash your face.
Hair Breakage: Coconut oil is said to strengthen hair follicles thereby making hair strong and long overtime. When mixed with fenugreek, the effect is double and is a full proof remedy to fight hair breakage. To use coconut oil for hair breakage, simply warm 1 cup coconut oil and in it, add fenugreek water which is obtained by keeping the fenugreek seeds soaked overnight and then boiling and straining it. Mix the concoction thoroughly. Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair and massage a bit. Wear a dedicated shower cap and go to sleep. Wash your hair with your regular shampoo the next morning
Body Moisturizer: Sweet scented coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, making it an effective moisturizer, and it absorbs quickly, That’s really key, because it means that the oil makes your skin look more glowy than lotiony.
Cracked Feet: Coconut oil has great moisturizing properties. It can effectively heal even the severe cracked heels. Just apply some warm coconut oil on the feet and massage for few minutes. Wear dedicated socks and go to sleep. If you have severe cracked feet, you may also fill the gaps in cracks with solid coconut oil and wear socks. Do this until you see improvements.
Chapped Lips: Coconut oil is the ideal remedy for chapped lips especially because it’s semisolid at room temperature. Pack a bit in a miniature jar and smooth over lips throughout the day.
Cheekbone highlighter: Nothing works magic on a tired face like a little highlighter, but you don’t need store-bought products to achieve the same effect. Simply apply a small amount of organic coconut oil on top of makeup and leave it alone. It looks like your skin but glowier, which is why many natural makeup brands use it as a base ingredient in their formulas.