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10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil 4 Beauty

June 20, 2011

In sanskrit the coconut palm is known as “kappa vrishka” which means the tree that supplies all that is needed to live.

So here’s a list of ten fabulous ways to use Coconut Oil. Like I mentioned in the previous post, don’t forget that you can eat it! The recommended daily intake is around four tablespoons. You can eat it straight, blend it into smoothies, or even salad dressings and desserts. This list  below should give you some ideas of how to use the jar of coconut oil in your bathroom. Got more ideas of how to use coconut oil for beauty? Post them on our Facebook page! -XoXo Raw Girl

10 Uses 4 the Miracle that is COCONUT OIL:

1. Face Cream

It has been established that lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid that is abundant in coconut oil, improves acne, making it a good option for some with oily and combination skin.

2. Make-up Remover

Coconut oil is an effective makeup remover and a great natural moisturizer!

3. Face Mask

Add a bit of honey (a natural antibacterial) to coconut oil and apply to your face. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, then rinse.

4. Lip Balm

Apply directly to chapped lips. You also can transfer a small amount to a container for lip moisture on the go, but be careful now that its officially summer! Heat liquefies the oil, and you don’t want your fabulous tote dripping as you go.

5. Body Moisturizer

Keep your skin soft and supple and apply coconut oil after a bath or shower to lock in moisture.

6. Bath Soak

Pour a little coconut oil into your bath with other oils and bath salts and enjoy a relaxing soak.

7. Body Scrub

Add a tablespoon of brown sugar or raw sugar to three tablespoons of coconut oil for a delicious body scrub.

8. Foot Treatment

If you have calluses or rough heels, exfoliate with a pumice stone right before bed. Slather coconut oil on your feet and put on a pair of socks to lock in moisture overnight.

9. Cuticle Cream

Apply to cuticles, then push them back with an orange stick.

10. Deep Conditioner

Massage warmed coconut oil to your scalp and hair. Wait 15 minutes, then rinse.

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