The Multi-Purpose Beauty Solutions of Coconut Oil

Skin care products are very expensive but you cannot do without them. Whether it is a moisturizer, hair conditoner, scrub or a lip balm, you need all of them. They have to be purchased even when you are on a shoestring budget. But there’s still hope for all you short-budgeted people who needs these products.

The coconut oil that you use at home can be used to make your essential beauty products too. You get and effective product cheaply and do not have to do without.  Also, since you are making these products at home, you know what is going into it. There is lesser waster and this is a good way to protect the environment too.

Coconut Oil Beauty Products

Regularly massaging skin with coconut oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  1. Moisturizer – This is an essential beauty product that you cannot do without. Whatever your age, you need it. Coconut oil contains Lauric Acid that is a nutrient rich  “medium chain of Fatty acids”. It is known to be very effective is acne removal. Despite the fact that coconut oil is has “oily” texture, it is good for combination and oily skin.
  2. Makeup Remover – Cleanse your face of all makeup with coconut oil. It is also a natural moisturizer that nourishes skin.
  3. Keep a small quantiy of coconut oil in a container to apply on lips when on the move.
  4. Lip Balm – Chapped lips no longer need to be painful. If you have run out of lip balm, applying coconut oil on them will keep them petal soft.
  5. Face Mask – For an effective face mask that cleanses without drying your face, apply a mixture of coconut oil and honey. Honey is antibacterial and coconut oil nourishes skin. Leave the mask on your face for 10 minutes and rinse with cool water.
  6. Homemade Body Butter - You can also make this delicious body lotion by mixing a teaspoon of honey with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Massage over your body and wrap yourself in hot towels. Rinse off well with water when the towels become cool.
  7. Apply coconut oil on damp body to ensure that the moisture is trapped beneath skin.
  8. Body Lotion – Body lotions are expensive especially those products that are also scented. Applying coconut oil after a bath ensures that your skin does not dry at all.
  9. Body Scrub – Scrubbing your body periodically is as essential as scrubbing your face. It promotes cell regeneration and sloughs off dead cells. To make your body scrub at home add brown sugar to coconut oil. Use it during bath for glowing skin. You can add a few drops of coconut oil to your bath water and soak in it. It relaxes the body and refreshes it.
  10. The ratio of brown sugar to coconut oil should be 1:3 for an effective scrub. Scrub your feet with pumice stone to remove dead skin before applying coconut oil
  11. Foot Cream – Rough heels are the bane of many a woman and foot creams avaialble in the market are not very cheap. Instead of buying a foot cream, make your own cream with coconut oil. Apply it to your tired and dry feet before bedtime and wear socks so that your skin can soak in the goodness of this miracle oil.
  12. Cuticle Cream – Coconut oil can also be used as cuticle cream. Push them cuticles back using orange stick after applying the oil.
  13. Applying coconut oil on the tips of hair prevents split ends and keep hair moisturized.
  14. Deep Conditioner- Do you have dry or flyaway hair? Massage warm coconut oil into the scalp, working your way down to the hair end.  Leave it for 15-30 minutes and then shampoo. You do not have to use another conditioner. It leaves your hair soft and glossy.
  15. Shaving Cream – Your shaving cream contains chemicals that may be harmful to your skin. Replace your shaving cream with pure coconut oil and get a soft and smooth skin.

Use Coconut Oil for good health

Buy and store only small quantities of coconut oil.

It is not only a good beauty product but also a good health product. Organic coconut oil is fast becoming popular as a cooking oil too. The food that is cooked in this oil is delicious.

The health benefit comes from Lauric acid that has been called as the miracle worker in the oil. Coconut oil contains about 47 % of Lauric acid. This acid enhances metabolism and is also known to contain anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

Coconut Oil as a Stress Buster

The aroma of this oil has been known to lower sress levels.

This is one of the best kept secrets in the world. Coconut oil is a great stress buster. When you return home stressed after a long and tiring day at work, massage your head with coconut oil.

Conclusion

Coconut oil has a good flavor and scent and added to this is the fact that it is inexpensive. It is also a healthy option to the expensive but processed cooking oils. Visit your nearest organic food or health store to buy pure coconut oil today.


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