12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one oil you should have among your essential beauty products. It is so versatile and can be used on the skin and hair. There are so many beauty uses for coconut oil, but this post from Women’s Health shares 12 weird beauty uses for the luxuriant oil.

beauty uses for coconut oil

Oil Pulling

If you haven’t heard the buzz about oil pulling yet, it’s time to get on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) may help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and more.

Softening Cuticles

If you wash your hands often or your cuticles just need a little T.L.C., apply coconut oil to your fingers twice a day.

Treating Dry Ends

Apply a pinch of coconut oil to the ends of your hair to help dry, damaged tips get a huge dose of moisture.

beauty uses for coconut oil

Exfoliating

Coconut oil makes a great base for DIY body scrubs. Mix it with granulated sugar, and apply the concoction for some seriously smooth skin.

Related: Get brighter skin with this scrub made with coffee and coconut oil

Soothing Sniffles

Whether you have a runny nose or allergies, rub just a bit of coconut oilinside your nostrils for relief.

Moisturizing Lips

Spread coconut oil over your lips before bedtime for hydration that tastes amazing throughout the night.

lip beauty uses for coconut oil

Removing Makeup

If you have trouble getting off that last bit of mascara, use a dab ofcoconut oil. Just be careful to not get it directly in your eyes.

Protecting Against Razor Burn

Apply coconut oil before shaving to prevent irritation. Bonus: This shaving cream swap makes it easier to clean your razor.

Preventing Wrinkles

Use coconut oil on the area around your eyes to prevent wrinkles and under-eye bags.

100 ways to use coconut oil

beauty uses for coconut oil

Treating Acne

Apply coconut oil to blemishes, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water and let your skin air dry (don’t apply any other products). The anti-bacterial components in the oil will work to combat acne.

Boosting Hair Growth

Apply coconut oil to any areas where hair is sparse (especially in youreyebrows) to promote cell growth.

Find out how you can use avocado for boosting hair growth.

Relieving Sunburns

Apply the oil after you’ve overdone it on the sun exposure to soothe your skin.

Source: 12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Loved this? Then you will love this resource on coconut. Where it comes from, what you can make from it (like flour, sugar, milk, etc.) And also the delicious recipes that have coconut. Chek it out here.

 


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