I’ve written about the wonders of coconut before, and I’ve been using coconut oil even more in my day-to-day beauty routines since then. I love that I’m using something that I have in my kitchen and is all natural. It’s full of amazing fatty acids and other goodness that our skin and hair love!
Here are a few of my favorite ways to use coconut oil:
- Lip balm || This is one of my favorites (and the easiest!). The fatty acids in the coconut oil help lock in moisture, so when using it on your lips you’re creating an oil barrier that holds the moisture in. If you don’t love the smell or taste of coconut, this might not be the best one for you!
- Oil-pulling || You’ve probably heard about this one before and even might have wondered what that could possibly mean. Take a scoop of coconut oil and swish it around your mouth like a rinse. Make sure to spit it into the trash (not your sink!) to avoid clogs. Your gums and teeth will feel cleaner than ever. And some studies have shown coconut oil also helps with whitening teeth
- Skin Moisturizer || Just like on your lips, coconut oil is great to use on your skin. It helps to lock in the moisture and keep you nice and soft. I especially love to use it on my feet (put comfy socks on after so you don’t slide around!), knees, elbows, and face.
- Massage Oil || Smooth and isn’t absorbed immediately. Perfect massage oil. Need I say more? Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give it a lovely sent as well!
- Hair Conditioner || Take a little bit of coconut oil and apply to you hair roots to ends. If your hair is particularly thin, use a little less and don’t go to the roots. Do a quick wash out in the shower and feel your silky-smooth locks!
- Nail & Cuticle Conditioner || Coconut oil is a great moisturizer for your cuticles and can also help strengthen your nails. An added benefit: coconut oil is anti-fungal so it’s perfect to help keep those icky feet issues away.
- Make-up Remover || Coconut oil is amazingly good at removing make-up, especially the often-difficult mascara! An added bonus is the moisturizer the coconut oil will also provide around your eyes. That skin is some of the most thin and sensitive you have, so you must take good care of it! (And as a note, be careful as you use the oil to remove the make-up: don’t push too hard on your skin!)
I also love to use coconut oil in natural deodorant and soap recipes. I’ll share those later down the line!
Do you use coconut oil in any of these ways? What are your favorite ways to use coconut oil in your beauty routines?