You may have heard that Coconut Oil is the latest fad sweeping the beauty industry and you may be wondering, Coconut Oil, what’s that?!
Coconut Oil is taken from a coconut but perhaps that’s self-explanatory. It is a solid balm when at room temperature, but can also be used as a liquid when melted under warm water, and can be used for a whole range of different beauty regimes for all different parts of the body.
Here are just a few ways you can use the latest beauty favourite:
Coconut Hair Don’t Care
Before you jump into the shower run your pot of coconut oil under a warm tap until the oil is runny. Then jump into the shower, shampoo as normal but instead of conditioning, generously distribute a handful of oil through your hair, twist your hair into a bun and leave for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes rinse away the oil and your hair will be left looking and feeling hydrated and super shiny!
Coconut oil works as a fantastic moisturiser which leaves the skin feeling silky smooth but also smelling beautifully tropical. When the oil is in it’s solid balm form rub over all your warm skin after a show or bath to allow the oil to completely sink deep into all of your cracks and crannies.
Natural Shaving Gel
Instead of using chemical filled shaving gels try rubbing coconut oil into your legs just before you shave. This allows for a closer and more comfortable shave which leaves your legs feeling full of moisture and less irritated, which is always nice.
If you suffer from annoying straggly cuticles try rubbing a pea sized amount of oil into your cuticles. This will help to soften your cuticles and to encourage your nails to strengthen and grow beautifully!
Simply by mixing coconut oil with bicarbonate of soda into a paste, you can create a super cheap and super effective whitening toothpaste which will rival many of those expensive whitening toothpastes on the high-street.
(Just try not to end up looking like Ross from Friends!)
We all know that we should be cleaning our make-up brushes at least once a month to rid them of any bacteria and dirt which may be stuck in the bristles. By mixing one part coconut oil and two parts antibacterial soap you can create a natural cleanser which leaves your brushes looking and feeling brand new! Score!
There are so many different uses for coconut oil and these are just a few of the things you can use it for. It’s cheap, smells wonderful and available in most health and beauty store so why not give it a try?