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Unleash Your Natural Beauty With These Wonderful Uses of Coconut Oil

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Lip Balm

Dried out lips are no match for coconut oil! Simply dab a little bit of coconut oil on chapped lips and watch the magic happen. This super-hydrating oil has the power to combat chapped lips and leave you with a silky smooth pout that’s just begging to be kissed. Throw some coconut oil into a contact lens case, eyeshadow case, or other miniature jar for on-the-go treatment of dried out lips.

Body Scrub/Exfoliator

A body scrub/exfoliator has two major jobs: get rid of old skin cells and any leftover dirt and grime lodged deep in the pores, and to significantly hydrate and moisture the skin. However, most body scrubs are lacking in the hydration department. But not coconut oil!

Creating a superior, all natural body scrub is SO easy, using only 2 ingredients that are probably already hiding in your pantry. Mix together half a cup of coconut oil with a handful of either sugar or salt. Blend, use, and ADORE! You will LOVE the amazing, super hydrating results.

Whitening Toothpaste

Forget your basic toothpaste that ‘claims’ to whiten and brighten, filled to the brink with nasty chemicals we can’t even pronounce! The next time you’re heading to the sink to brush your teeth, take your jar of coconut oil and some baking soda with you. Blend the two of these ingredients together for a sensational toothpaste that can combat even the best-selling products. Everyone will be in AWE of how beautiful and white your smile is, and your breath will smell delightfully coconut-y too! Can’t go wrong with that combination.

Makeup Remover

Ladies, I think we can all agree that makeup removers can be a huge hassle. Even after wasting half the bottle, we’re still left with some pesky leftover mascara tracks and there’s still a tinge of concealer hanging around our problem areas. Well, even the toughest waterproof eyeliner is no match for coconut oil! It’s easy: put some coconut oil on a cotton ball, and slide it over your face. You’ll be surprised how the makeup just slides off! Who knew that was one of the beauty uses for coconut oil!?

Eye Cream

Eye cream is expensive; and rightfully so! The area under the eyes is incredibly delicate and should be treated as so. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend close to a hundred dollars just to get the eye care you crave!

Dabbing a bit of coconut oil under the eye is one of the best benefits of using coconut oil. It’s gentle enough for even the finest layers of skin, yet has the power to help ease puffiness and knock out fine lines and wrinkles.

Conditioner

The hydrating benefits of coconut oil don’t just stop at the skin; it’s great for hair too! Extremely dried out locks, split ends, and overall mangy hair is no match for this powerful moisturizer. Now there’s a few ways to do this: use a bunch of coconut oil as a deep conditioner before you shower, leaving on for at least an hour beforehand. Or you can replace your current conditioner- but remember, only use a little! Coconut oil is very greasy and using too much will weight down your hair. Either way, you’ll LOVE the way your hair feels and you’ll adore the glossy shine.

Frizz Fighter

Frizz sucks. Seriously. It’s just one of those huge annoyances that can take your hair day from fabulous to FAIL. And in times of struggle, coconut oil to the rescue. Again: don’t go crazy with the coconut oil. Coconut oil for hair that’s frizzy is an excellent choice, but just use a tiny amount on the troublesome spots. Instant frizz control and a beautiful, silky smooth finish. WIN!

Face Brightener

Looking fresh, bright, and beautiful is a must. Right ladies? Add coconut oil to your morning makeup routine. Simply add a dash of oil to the top of your cheek bones to give them a glimmering highlight that will shine all day. Just don’t use TOO much- remember, coconut oil is an excellent face brightener, but it’s also a master of removing makeup!

Nail Strengthener

Struggling with nails that just DON’T want to grow? Well, it just so happens that one of the beauty uses for coconut oil is nail health. (Is there anything this oil CAN’T do?)

Massage a dab of coconut oil on your cuticle, right at the base of the nail. This will stimulate growth, get rid of any peeling skin, and leave you with an overall gorgeous set of nails that appear healthy and are strong. Go ahead and throw some coconut oil on the rest of your hands, too, to give them a serious moisture boost!

Deodorant

Most deodorants are loaded with chemicals or they simply just don’t get the job done. Well, if you’re seeking an all natural deodorant that will stand up to that 2 hour gym session later this evening, you need to try out coconut oil!

Simply mix together some coconut oil with cornstarch and baking soda, and viola! A wonderful deodorant that knocks out the stinkiest smells. If you like a little bit of scent with your deodorant, add a splash of your favorite scented oil to the mixture for a fresh-smelling deodorant that stands up to top ranking products!

Shaving Cream

Shaving creams don’t have to leather to get the job done. Simply use a dab of coconut oil on your skin before shaving. It won’t get bubbly or thick, but it REALLY works. You won’t believe the magnificent shave you can get from coconut oil, and it leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft and silky smooth. Seriously, ditch your shaving cream and replace it with coconut oil. The best shave of your life is just a pinch of oil away!

Body Lotion

I think by now you understand just how hydrating and moisturizing coconut oil is; and that’s why it makes for the PERFECT body lotion! Now, coconut oil by itself is an awesome moisturizer and can be lathered on the skin quickly and efficiently. However, it’s a little on the greasy side and a lot of people aren’t fond of the residue. BUT creating your very own all natural body lotion at home is simple. All you need is 1 cup coconut oil, 1 cup of cocoa or Shea butter, and your favorite essential oils (lavender, peppermint, etc). Whip it together and indulge in the moist hydrating and luscious body lotions you’ve ever laid your hands on!

Breath Freshener

Sure, coconut oil can replace your toothpaste. But there’s NO way it can replace my beloved mouthwash. Right? RIGHT! Coconut oil is both antifungal AND antibacterial, which means it not only has the power to get rid of any germs, but will leave you with an overall healthier mouth. Seriously, your gums and teeth will thank you, and you’ll be left with a delicious coconut aftertaste that tastes and smells divine.

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