Coconut oil is the most popular oil that can be used as skincare products. When you decide to use a natural oil, you are safe to use coconut oil. But how can you say if safe to use?
Coconut oil, over the years, can be used in many things. But later on, studies are proving that coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer. And I have proven its effectiveness.
In my recent discovery of some natural ingredients for moisturizer, I came across coconut oil in the oil section at the supermarket. And then I think about how many things I can do about it.
Before, I have read many things and studies about it. It came to the point that it has been tagged as miracle oil because of its versatility of uses. So I decided to make some excellent home remedies for coconut oil.
And after many trials, I have been successful in the mixture I have been doing with coconut oil. It works during winter or cold weather. Then, it saves my skin from total dryness. Aside from moisturizer, it has been my secret ingredient to stay glamorous.
Coconut Oil Use
So here are some of the best ways to use coconut oil.
Just simple, put some coconut oil to your hands to keep from drying out. Leave the oil to your hands for 10-15 minutes. Then when you feel like your hands are greasy, you can pat your hands with a dry cloth before going to bed. And you will be shocked in the morning to see your hands get moisture overnight.
Face and Body Moisturizer
Aside from hand moisturizer, you can use coconut oil as body and face moisturizer. I tried this at home, and it gives me excellent results that even popular skincare products cannot provide you.
For body moisturizer, using this oil can give you more glow and lotion-like effect. You can apply it directly to your skin since it contains fatty acids that make it absorb faster by your skin.
When it comes to face, you can use it as a primer to soften the skin before applying makeup. It is a trick if you want your makeup to look perfect. Also, it makes your skin glow and has a dewy look.
When you choose all-natural makeup, maybe you need something to remove it naturally. Coconut oil can remove even the most resistant, waterproof makeup, especially mascara.
How to do it: When I tried it, I apply it directly to the face as an oil cleanser. But this oil is all-natural through. Then I let it sit on my skin with a cotton pad. You can see that makeup will melt away.
If you have a problem with lice, then you can use this oil for natural treatment. There are many treatments for lice. Some may cause you more dimes, but it is not sufficient. I have tried it, and I am disappointed. So when I found out about the power of it against lice, I grabbed it and made the solution with natural ingredients.
How to do it: Rinse your scalp and hair with apple cider vinegar. Once the vinegar has dried yup, you can apply it to the entire head and leave up to 24 hours. Brush your hair with a fine comb and use your regular shampoo for rinse. The effect of this lice treatment has a dual function. Aside from keeping the lice away, it gives moisture to your scalp and hair.
When you go to the beach or swimming pool, you can treat your hair using it. This oil protects the fragile ends of your hair from sun and chlorine by coating them with it before getting it wet. What will be the difference? Afterwards, your hair will dry smooth instead of getting tangled.
If you have chapped lips, then you can use it. Place it in room temperature to make semisolid coconut oil. So, you can carry it anywhere you go throughout the day.
Not enough lip care using coconut oil? You can use it as lip gloss. Mix it up with coconut oil with bits of old lipstick.
For lip scrub, you have to combine a tablespoon of coconut oil with two tablespoons of brown sugar and one tablespoon of honey. Then you can mix it all and have a lip scrub home remedies.
Who would say no for natural night cream? Well, for me, coconut oil is my beauty hack as a night cream. Before bedtime, apply it to your face. The antioxidants are great for smoothing fine line and wrinkles while you sleep. Just let your skin absorb the oil.
Of course, as a natural ingredient for skincare, you can have it under your arm. Make your natural deodorant at home.
How to do it: You will need a mixture of coconut oil with arrowroot powder, cornstarch, baking soda and scented oil for odour fix. Now you can apply it every day after taking a shower.
You can find nail treatment very often and sometimes nothing is available. Treatment for nails has been taken for granted. So here is my advice for your cuticles.
You can use coconut oil as a cuticle oil to have more moisture. Other than that, coconut oil can make the base of your nails to hold longer for a manicure.
Creams for Moms
Stretch marks are skin problems that moms are dealing with. They tried a different remedy for stretch marks. But the most successful is the coconut oil. I tried using it in my stretch marks in legs, and it really makes some difference. It can also prevent dark spots and blisters from forming.
Not all women are born with longer eyelashes. Some of them have short eyelashes, and that means how to get longer eyelashes is what we are looking for. Using coconut oil is one of the best DIY eyelash growth serums. This serum can stimulate growth and lead to longer lashes.
How to do: You have to mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with one drop of lemon essential oil. Then add one drop of lavender oil. Apply the mixture to your lash line each night a Q-tip and dab away any excess moisture with a tissue.
You can use coconut oil in many ways. And for me, using it, overtime can give more valuable reason to use it. There are no harmful effects when using it. To make sure you are using quality and freshly packed. So, the benefit will be remarkable.