Coconut oil has recently been all the rave when it comes to healthy living. Did you know that there are many uses for it, though?
Here are some unexpected ways you can add coconut oil to your beauty routine.
- Teeth whitening
Mix coconut oil with some baking soda to use as toothpaste for a whiter smile.
- Shaving cream
Substitute it for shaving cream, and it will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.
- Makeup remover
Use it as a cleanser with a cotton pad to wipe away your makeup. It can even handle removing your waterproof mascara!
- Lip balm
Hydrate your lips with an all-natural, homemade lip balm made from coconut oil. Livestrong features a great recipe for this.
- Night cream
Put it on your face before bed and leave it on overnight for intense moisture and hydration.
- Undereye cream
Erase dark circles with coconut oil, rather than buying expensive undereye creams. According to Home Remedies for Life, the best method for applying it is by combining it with cucumber, potato and almond oil -- all of which have ingredients to help brighten your skin. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a nice scent.
- Hair treatment
Apply coconut oil to your hair as a treatment for frizz, split ends, dandruff and even faster hair growth!
Coconut oil can also be used for cuticle softening, allergy relief and even as a deodorant! It's a versatile healing element of nature. No wonder it's so loved!