Boost Your Beauty Game with Coconut Oil

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You've probably heard the buzz around this "all-in-one" wonder oil, and we must admit, the hype holds up. Aside from being a cholesterol curbing cooking oil, coconut oil a great natural (and cheap!) alternative to a gambut of beauty products.

You can now find coconut oil at most grocery stores, especially health-focused chains like Whole Foods and Trader Joes. When using coconut oil on the body, you want the purest form to cash in on its beauty benefits. So look for one that is organic, extra virgin and un-refined. When you get it home, you may find that it is a solid white mass, but don't fret! It will liquify at about 78˚F.

how to choose the best coconut oil

Now, aside from being your new favorite stir-fry companion, here some ways to work coconut oil into your beauty routine:

anti cellulite scrub diy

DIY Anti-Cellulite Scrub

You'll need:

½ c. coffee grounds
¼ c. sea salt
¼ c. raw sugar
¼ c. coconut oil

• Mix all the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl or jar that you are ok taking in the shower with you.
• Hop in the shower.
• Rub the mixture on your trouble spots and massage for a few minutes.
• Rinse well.
• Check out your new silky smooth self!

coconut oil hair mask
Moisturizing Hair Mask

You'll need:

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

• Apply coconut oil to the ends of damp hair. If the oil is solid, just melt it between your hands before applying.
• Leave it in for a few hours and shampoo clean.
Got really dry hair? Keep the oil on overnight and shampoo out in the morning!

diy lip scrub
DIY Peppermint Lip Exfoliate

You'll need:

1 Tbsp. raw sugar
1 Tbsp. coconut oil (add more to reach desired texture – it should be gritty)
2-3 drops peppermint oil

• Mix all ingredients.
• Rub onto lips with your finger tip for a minute or two.
• Rinse with warm water.

coconut oil overnight moisturizer
Breakout-Proof Overnight Moisturizer

You'll need:

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

• Apply a nickel sized amount of coconut oil to your face and neck.
• Massage in small, upward facing circles.
• Hit the sack & wakeup gorgeous!

Coconut oil has inherent anti-microbial properties which helps kill acne-casing bacteria as it delivers a moisture surge. We LOVE lathering up with coconut oil before long flights (especially to cold climates) to help combat tired, dull and dried out skin when we land.

coconut oil gentle natural makeup removerYou'll need:

1 Tbsp. coconut oil
cotton balls

• Saturate a cotton ball in coconut oil and use it to gently remove stubborn eye makeup or lip color.
• Bonus points for feeding your skin some skin-plumping moisture in the process!

We hope you found these coconut oil beauty swaps helpful! Tell how you use coconut oil for which of these tips you'll be trying at home in the comments below...

 

 

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