Sunday, December 8, 2013

Coconut Oil Benefits

Coconut oil has been all the rave for the awhile now. I have personally have jump on the band wagon on this product myself. Besides this being great for thyroid stimulating, lowers cholesterol, reduces heart disease and great for skin as well. Since I am all about how I can use it for beauty purposes down below I will tell you how this natural oil can be incorporated into your beauty routine.


♥ Makeup remover: Coconut oil will gently remove your makeup – just make sure to rinse it off after! I noticed it leaves an oily residue so a toner is definitely suggested. 
♥ Hair softener: Use coconut oil as a DIY hair mask to soften your hair and add moisture.  I avoid my roots because I have an oily scalp. Leave it for about 30 minutes and rinse out. 
♥ Cellulite: Massage the entire body with an exfoliating glove or brush and then lather yourself with coconut oil afterwards. 
♥ Shaving cream: Give yourself a smooth shave by using coconut oil in place of your normal shaving cream.  This is a great idea for those of you who have sensitive skin and may be sensitive to all the chemicals in normal shaving creams.
♥ Moisturizer: The fatty acids in coconut oil helps lock moisture into the skin, so smooth some over your elbows and other rough spots after the shower.  
♥ Cuticle oil: If your nail beds have been looking a bit dry dab some coconut oil on them.  It beats getting one of those fancy cuticle oils. 
♥ Body scrub: Make your own body scrub by combining coconut oil with brown sugar.

37 comments:

  1. I love coconut oil I've been using it awhile now to bake with. It's so good. I do use it on my sons skin and it helps his eczema. I have never tried in my hair. Will try it now that you have suggested it. Thanks!

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    1. It really is not as heavy on your hair as you might think. It is great!

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  2. I especially love coconut oil for my hair and for removing make-up -- especially lip stains and dark coloured matte lipsticks. I'll definitely incorporate it more into my skin care

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    1. I definitely do use it to take my make-up off, it is great!

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  3. I looooooooove coconut oil for my hair. I didn't know it had all these other uses though! Great info!

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    1. Well thanks for stopping by I am glad I was helpful

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  4. I love coconut oil for my face! It cleans it so well!

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  5. What a fabulous bunch of ideas -- I love this. I had no idea it was so versatile.

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  6. I LOVE coconut oil too. My kids have mild eczema and it helps to keep their skin moisturized. Thanks for sharing your tips. It was great checking out your site.
    Cheers,
    Char
    #SITSBlogging

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    1. I am glad you stopped by, I have never had so many comments on my posts so it definitely put a smile on my face.

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  7. My daughter and I have just discovered coconut oil - great ideas for us here! Cheers to you!
    #sitsblogging

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  8. I love coconut oil, too! It cleared up the horrid cracked skin on my hands--winter is hell on them--really quickly. I occasionally rub it into my cuticles, but mostly I eat a spoonful of it ever day, just straight out of the tub. Might sound weird, but my skin is quite happy about being nourished from within :)

    (Visiting from SITS)

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    1. I use it on my smoothies and it took some getting used to but I like it

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  9. I use coconut oil to make my own lip balm, and body butter, plus I cook with it too! Its really good for you, inside and out! (visiting from SITS)

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    1. I use it to cook too and I don't taste it and I know it is good for me:)

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  10. I too love coconut oil…so much! I use it for all the reasons you stated except I’ve noticed that when I use it on my face, I tend to get a few milia here and there. I’ve switched to jojoba oil for just my face. My fave is using it as shaving cream because then I don’t have to use lotion after my shower!

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    1. OMG! I love coconut oil to shave too and I recently have switched over to Jojoba Oil for my face since it is non-comedogenic

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  11. New visitor from #SITSblogging. I am going to have to try some of these ideas, they sound delish! So glad to have found you through Comment Love!

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    1. I am glad that you found my blog, I cannot express how happy all these comments make me

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  12. wow. I never knew that coconut oil had so many benefits! thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know right! I am glad that I was able to find something more natural for my skin

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  13. I have recently become a fan of coconut oil, but had no idea it had all of those benefits! I do use it for eczema too. #SITSblogging

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    1. Well I am glad I was bale to inform you of more benefits

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  14. i have heard all the benefits of coconut oil. We used it on my pup when he had a huge bit of dry skin - he was scratching himself raw (and there were no creepy crawlies or any other reason besides dry skin). It worked great! He looked silly with oily fur, but it did the trick

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    1. That is interesting, I am glad that coconut oil was able to help the situation

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  15. I have coconut oil in both bathrooms and kitchen. I'm always grabbing it! I got my daughter-in-law using it on my grandsons bottom. He has sensitive skin! #SITSBlogging

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  16. This is an awesome post! My hair is my thorn in my side. Really. I will be trying these, on my daughter as well. Awwwww. I have five kids. Only one of them is a girl, the youngest. (Well, she is a triplet, so youngest by only a few minutes - lol) This will be our first time doing a hair treatment together. Her hair is like mine and she'll be angry with me when she's older. Great post. Love the site. #SITS

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  17. I love coconut oil and especially, using it on my hair. And I'm fresh out right now, so it's on my grocery list! Love your black and white blog design! #SITSBlogging

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  18. We love coconut oil in our house and use it daily. These are all great tips- Thanks for sharing! #SITSBlogging

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  19. I cook with coconut oil regularly. It makes the house smell sooo nice. Especially when I'm cooking french toast or pancakes on a Sunday morning. :)
    #SITSBlogging

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  20. I love coconut oil! I use it for cooking all of the time and I recently started using it on my son's chapped thumbs, he is an avid thumbsucker and his poor little thumbs get cracked in the winter. I didn't realize you could use it on your hair though, thanks for sharing. Stopping by from #SITSBlogging.

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  21. Coconut oil is amazing for beauty products! I have heard contradicting reports about whether it is good for you or not!
    #SITSBlogging!
    Alessia - The Styled Child
    www.thestyledchild.com and http://thestyledchildshop.storenvy.com

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  22. Thanks for letting us know some of the great benefits of coconut oil. I personally use the oil on my head around 2-3 times a month. Would love to come again on this nice blog. #SITSBlogging.

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    Amit

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