I. Love. Coconuts. I love the smell, the taste, the different variations you can use and above all: the benefits! You can not only use coconuts for food or drinks but also for various natural beauty tricks that I want to share with you today ♡
WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE COCONUTS:
Coconuts contain healthy fats that are easier to digest and are converted immediately to energy instead of being converted as fat. It’s also proven to treat Alzheimers, improve endurance, aid in weight loss, prevent heart disease & high blood pressure. It also boosts the immune system, which is great because everyone around me is sick at the moment and I think a lot of people have that same problem. I usually buy whatever coconut oil they have in the closest pharmacy or organic supermarket.
Coconut is just an all-round amazing thing that you can use for cosmetic or culinary purposes, basically anything. It’s good for your hair, your body, your face and even for your teeth. Here are some of the ways I like to use coconut oil:
1. HAIR MASK:
I usually put some coconut oil in the lengths of my hair and massage my sculpt with it right before I would want to wash my hair. Then I'll leave it in for about 20 minutes and wash my hair as usual. But be sure to rinse really well or else you might be stuck with oily hair for the rest of the day. I do this about once every two weeks and not only have I noticed that it keeps my hair oil free for longer, but it moisturizes my hair so well and makes it sooooo shiny.
2. BODY OIL:
I use coconut oil as a completely natural body oil every evening - on my butt haha. This really helps my skin tissue stay moisturized which helps prevent cellulite and stretch marks. If you have the time and chance to then feel free to apply it on your whole body :) just be aware that you might need to walk around naked for a couple of minutes until your skin absorbed all of it!
3. LIP BALM:
Something I love to do before applying my lipliner or lipstick or just when I need a little hydrating-kick is putting solid coconut oil on my lips. It keeps them from drying out in this dry winter weather! The best part is, you can lick it off haha.
4. FRIZZ FIGHTING:
If you have a problem with frizzy hair in the winter, like I do, then this is a must-have. If you apply a little tiny bit (!!!!) of oil onto your hair strands, you will notice they immediately look shinier and less frizzy and after a couple of weeks of doing this you will notice your hair is less dry as well! Just be really careful not to use to much and work slowly or else you will have strand that stick together and look oily.
5. MAKEUP REMOVER:
If you take a small amount of coconut oil, rub it between your fingers and massage it into your skin, it works really well as a makeup remover, even for the most stubborn waterproof mascara and lipstick. That's one of my absolute favorite cosmetic uses of coconut oil!!
6. OIL PULLING:
This is something I do every. single. day. Oil pulling, especially with coconut oil is really good for you.. It improves your immunity, boosts your energy, prevents dental cavities, gets rid of bad breath, reduces tooth decay and whitens your teeth. I can also post a blog post for how to get whiter teeth naturally if you want to know more about this!!
Definitely give those uses a try and let me know in the comments if these worked for you, and what you do with coconut oil! ♡