18 Products you didn’t expect you could make out of Coconut Oil
November 29, 2015
You think you know it all. You have heard it all. “Apply hair oil on your hair”, “apply coconut oil before or after taking a shower”, this is all but obvious. Regular application of coconut oil on your skin and hair results in smoother, brighter, healthier and softer feel than ever. Yes we know that. Anything new please! Well, why spend huge amounts on cleansing ointments, anti-ageing creams and body scrubs? The answer – coconut oil. Period. Nature’s most versatile gift. Coconut oil from coconut , the most nutritious and therapeutic natural food on the planet.
The coconut provides flesh, water, milk and oil, all of which are beneficial, can be consumed directly or used as ingredients for meals, medicines, soaps and cosmetics. When you use coconut oil on your skin I personally recommend using a high quality extra virgin coconut oil or virgin coconut oil. Stay away from refined coconut oils (non-virgin) as these could have chemical residues.
BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil is a vast expanse in goodness some of major benefits being:
Gentle on all skin types
No harsh chemicals
Can be replaced for certain expensive beauty products
SUITABLE SKIN TYPES
Coconut oil is gentle and effective on all skin types and works well even with oily skin. That’s right oily skin people can heave a sigh of relief. When it comes to sensitive skin also you can fully trust coconut oil.
BEAUTY PRODUCT SWAPS WITH COCONUT OIL
Ever read what your label says? Does all the difficult-to-pronounce words freak you out? Bad news is your products are loaded with harmful synthetic chemicals and preservatives. So what’s the good news ? You can reduce the amount of chemicals and preservatives you are exposed to and still continue being fabulous just by making these easy substitutions.
I have mentioned harmful chemicals found in store bought products but relax I have also provided simple substitute recipes using coconut oil and natural products easily available at home. You can thank me after going through the entire post.1. CLEANSER/FACE WASH
sodium lauryl sulphate, paraben, triclosan, toluene, proplyn glycol, overabundance of alcohol can strip natural oils from skin resulting in excess oil secretion that may clog pores eventually leading to acne
I tsp coconut oil
Pour coconut oil on your palm and rub between the palms
Massage over face in circular motions for 2-3 minutes
Leave for 1-2 minutes
Take a cloth piece and hold under very warm water
Wring out the water
Place the damp cloth over face allowing the steam to seep into the pores of the skin for 30 seconds
Gently wipe away the oil from face. For extra moisturizing you can avoid wiping and just take off the cloth from the face.
Deep cleanses skin
Smooth and soft feel on skin
Preserves the natural oils of the skin
Removes dirt, unwanted oils and other impurities from the skin
It’s best to test this before using regularly as it causes break outs for some
Hydroquinone, Triethanolamine, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, and Alumina
Coconut oil as required
Apply coconut oil to your face and body
Best results when used after shower
Can also be used as a night cream hence apply before sleeping and leave overnight
15 – 20 drops of peppermint or cinnamon essential oil
10 drops of myrrh extract (optional)
Use melted coconut oil. Combine all ingredients
Stir well until smooth
Store in mason jars or airtight containers
Apply small amount over toothbrush bristles
Brush as normal
Why toxicate your skin with harsh chemicals? Try the above substitutes and enjoy looking beautiful naturally a.k.a. organically. Spread the knowledge by sharing with your friends to save them too. I really want to know what you guys think. Comment your opinions. Stay beautiful!
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