February 13, 2016

Amazing Beauty Uses for Coconut oil

Coconut oil isn't only good for cooking; it's also a beauty secret to hydrate your skin, whiten your teeth and to reduce frizzy hair. Here are my favorite ways to include natural coconut oil into the beauty routine. 

1. Hair
Coconut oil is a creamy solid at room temperature, and turns to liquid when heated. Put some coconut oil on the ends of your hair before you shower. So, when you shower it wouldn't make the hair overly astringent. Let it sit in a bun for at least 15 minutes. That's Blake Lively's secret to her soft and healthy hair! For frizz control rub a pea size amount of coconut oil between your fingers to warm it up, and then apply it to your hair.

2. Body oil & Scrub
For the cooler days apply a quarter sized amount right after you get out of the shower so it can sink into your warm skin or let it hydrate your skin as an overnight treatment. + enjoy the tropical scent!
Mix coconut oil with sugar or sea salt for a diy scrub that you can use in shower. 

3. Soft lips & White teeths
For really dry lips coconut oil is an ultra-hydrating lip balm. 
It sounds weird but actually works. Mix coconut oil with the same amount of baking powder and add mint oil. This mixture whitens your teeth.
 4. Makeup remover
Massage a small amount of warmed, liquified coconut oil straight onto skin. The makeup will melt right away! Then rinse with warm water. The natural oil doesn't irritate the skin + it's the most nourishing ingredient for your skin. Because of the lauric acid in the oil it works good on acne prone skin, as it prevents spots. 

5. Detox & Weight loss
Coconut oil is composed of mostly medium-chain fatty acids, that are transported directly to your liver to be used as energy.  It's an ideal fat for a detox, as it can give you the energy you need when consuming less food!
How do you use coconut oil? I'll take a little break now after this stressful day with my freshly squeezed orange juice. It's soo good! (:

Nati xx

*First photo by Out of Paradise
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