Coconut oil has long been known as a holy grail beauty item. It is used in hundreds of beauty products, but not many people know just how many ways coconut oil can be used in your beauty routine – here are 15 ways coconut oil can take your beauty routine to the next level.
- Makeup Remover
Coconut oil is hands down the best makeup remover you can find. Use a cotton pad to apply the oil to your face and watch the makeup wash away – it will even easily remove waterproof mascara!
2. Makeup Brush Cleaner
Mix together one part coconut oil and two parts anti-bacterial soap to make a makeup brush cleaner that will leave your brushes looking and feeling brand new.
3. Tooth Whitener
Baking soda and coconut oil mixed in a jar and used as a normal toothpaste will remove the most stubborn stains from your teeth leaving you with a Hollywood smile.
4. Deep Hair Conditioner
Heat a cup of coconut oil and massage into your hair, leave in for one hour and wash off with shampoo and conditioner to repair dry or damaged hair.
5. To Stimulate Eyelash Growth
Mix together 1 drop of lemon essential oil, 1 drop of lavender oil and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply to eyelashes using a q-tip or clean mascara wand and watch how quickly your eyelashes grow gorgeously long and thick.
6. As A Shaving Cream
Coconut oil will give you the smoothest, closest shave you have ever had! Leaving your legs hairless, hydrated and the smell is amazing!
7. As A Hair Protectant
Before stepping out into the sun for your day at the beach run a small amount of coconut oil through your hair to protect from the sun and after a dip in the sea or pool you will come out with luscious smooth hair instead of the dry, crusty mess you’re usually left with.
8. As A Makeup Primer
Apply as a base before starting your makeup routine to keep your skin hydrated and a smooth finish to your makeup.
9. To Reduce Cellulite
Cover the effected area in coconut oil, wrap in bandages and wash off after 45 minutes to smooth the texture of your skin.
10. As A Body Scrub
Mix together half a cup of brown sugar, half a cup of salt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, honey and coconut oil to make a honey-lemon sugar scrub for the smoothest skin of your life!
11. As A Nail And Cuticle Cream
A small amount of coconut oil rubbed into the cuticles and fingertips will strengthen nails and prevent hangnail.
12. Acne Cure
Mix coconut oil with nutmeg and apply to the effected areas – wash off after 15-20 minutes and watch how fast your acne disappears!
13. As An Under Eye Cream
Coconut oils moisturising properties make it an amazing under eye cream, prevent and smoothing wrinkles and helping to brighten dark under eyes.
14. Natural Lip Balm
Rub a small amount of coconut oil onto your lips to prevent or cure cracked lips for the perfect pout.
15. As A Breath Freshener
Coconut oil has great anti-bacterial properties killing the bad bacteria living in your mouth. Gargle a cup of coconut oil for clean, fresh breath.
I hope this post has helped you to find the remedy to your beauty nightmare. Tell me what your favourite use for coconut oil is in the comments section below!