Coconut Oil is one of my favourite oils. Not only does it smell heavenly, last forever but it is also multipurpose. Below, I've listed 10 of my favourite uses for coconut oil.
Applying coconut oil to the hair prior to washing helps protect your strands against hygral fatigue. Hygral fatigue is damage caused to the hair by the frequent swelling and contraction of the strands through the absorption and release of water during washing.
2. Makeup Remover
Apply coconut oil to cotton wool and use it to gently remove your makeup, especially stubborn eye makeup.
3. Body Scrub
Mix coconut oil and sugar to make your own body scrub.
4. Oil Rinsing
Check my post here to find out more about oil rinsing.
5. Face Mask
Mix coconut oil with honey to create a moisturising face mask.
6. Facial Moisturiser
Coconut oil works as a gentle moisturiser for those with sensitive skin.
7. Soften Dry Elbows
Massage coconut oil into elbows whilst damp.
8. Soothe Burns
Coconut oil can be used to soothe sun burn, to burns caused by the iron or even the flat iron.
9. Oil Cleansing Method
1) Mix Coconut with Olive oil and/or Castor oil, massage into your face. 2) Apply a clean warm towel and allow the steam from the towel to open your pores. 3) Once the towel cools down, remove it without scrubbing. 4) If necessary repeat process.
10. Bath Oil
Melt coconut oil and apply to bath water for smoother, softer skin.