Coconut oil is counted among the best natural beauty products that we can easily say it almost cure-alls. It can be used for healing dry skin and hair to reduce scars. Many bloggers and celebrities choose this oil as their favorite natural beauty source! Of course, I have gathered for you 15 alternative uses of coconut oil. However, if you don’t have any in your home, believe us, after reading this article you are gonna go straight to a store and get a jar!
Alternative Uses of Coconut Oil
Hair (Dandruff) Treatment. Most important, massage your scalp for 10 minutes, with warm coconut oil, and then leave it for 30 minutes overnight. This will make your hair shinier, longer, stronger, smoother, and healthier**.
Lice Remedy. Apply on damp hair 2-4 spoons of warm coconut oil and wrap them with cling film if possible and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Uncover and brush your hair with a special hairbrush (ask your pharmacy)**.
Extra Note: Dumb the hairbrush in hot water and brush your hair back again. However, repeat, as long as necessary.
- Wash very well your hair from coconut oil, for example, 2-3 shampoos will be fine, in order to get any oil away.
- Wherever you will read warm coconut oil we do not mean hot, please be careful with yourself.
Frizzy Hair. No more! Just add a really tiny bit amount of coconut oil on your palms and rub them together before you apply it to your hair (not on the roots). Do it every morning, if necessary.
Makeup Brush Cleaner. Cleaning your makeup brushes maybe looks like a torture to you. Nevertheless , on a medium size of bowl, put 2 glasses of hot water, 2 spoons of coconut oil and 2 spoons of dishwashing soap, mix them well and let your brushes in for 5-10 minutes, then wash them with plenty of warm water.
Body Moisturizer. Take a little bit and rub it on your hands, then gently massage your body. You’ll smell like you are at a tropical beach. Besides, it has a natural SPF 4, so why not?
Use it after your bath for a perfectly smooth and hydrated skin.
Makeup Remover. You can easily remove waterproof eyeliner and by gently massaging the area with a tiny bit of coconut oil or rub it with cotton pad.
White Teeth. Coconut oil pulling is an Ayurvedic medicine that is great for oral detoxification because it has antifungal and antibacterial properties. However, swishing a spoonful of coconut, every morning for 20 minutes, can heal your gums, helps for a fresher breath, whiter teeth, and healthier skin.
Cuticle Oil. Make a massage around your nails with warm (not necessary) coconut oil. This also helps your manicure to last longer.
Stretch-Marks. Gently massage your body with coconut oil on the problematic areas 2-3 times per day. It may take weeks to see noticeable results, but they may vary.
Lip Balm. One of the best natural remedies for chapped lips. Rub gently on your lips few times through the day, or as many times as needed.
Body Scrub. Mix half amount of coconut oil and Epsom salt (high amounts of magnesium) for an amazingly smooth and glowing skin! Moreover, the combination of both will exfoliate and make your skin to absorb the magnesium in no time.
Eye Cream. Use a tiny bit of coconut oil around the eyes (eyelids, under eye bags etc) to reduce fine lines and delicate your skin.
Soothe dry hands. Rub warm coconut oil 3-4 times every day for the smoothest hands.
Shaving Cream. Use coconut oil instead of shaving cream, besides this, will make your legs smoother and shinier.
Itch Relief Oil. Coconut oil has amazing properties to soothe burns, bug bites, etc.
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