Scents-sational Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From hair care to skin care and everything in between, coconut oil is becoming a staple of beauty regimens around the world.  Made from the dried fruit of the coconut palm tree, coconut oil smells delicious and can be used in many different ways.

For your skin

Coconut oil’s natural antibacterial and moisturizing properties make it ideal for makeup remover.  Use a cotton ball to rub coconut oil over your mascara and eyeliner for an easy, natural solution. It even works on waterproof makeup.

If you have dry or combination skin, make coconut oil part of your nightly routine by massaging a dime-sized amount over your face and neck (circular motions are best), then washing off the excess with your favorite facial cleanser.

For a great natural scrub, mix one part melted coconut oil with two parts brown sugar to use as an alternative to expensive exfoliators.

It can also be a great substitute for your favorite hand and body lotion. After showering, apply small amounts of coconut oil wherever a little moisturizing pick-me-up is needed.

Shiny, happy hair

Looking for a moisturizing or shine fix for your color-treated locks? Coconut oil has you covered. A 2003 study in the Journal of Cosmetic Science suggests that coconut oil helps to preserve your hair’s protein and prevent cuticle damage.

Just a pea-sized amount of the good stuff can be worked into damp hair for a boost of shine that also helps to retain the moisture in your hair. Apply to just the bottom inch or two from your ends.

Coconut oil even works as a frizz fighter. Rub in a tiny bit of oil from the middle of your hair to the ends and you’re good to go.