These Uses for Coconut Oil Will Change Your Beauty Routine

Coconut oil is called the “Wonder Oil” not just because of the scrumptiously healthy dishes can you can whip up with it, but its amazing beauty benefits will make you go coco-loco too! 100% vegan and raw, coconut oil is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, plus it’s a magnificent moisturizer (it penetrates the hair and skin better than most oils). And besides, who doesn’t want to smell like a Caribbean vacay all day and night? So get that bottle of coconut oil from the pantry and transfer it your vanity table, ASAP. Here are easy-on-the-pocket DIY coconut oil beauty recipes to indulge your hair, face and skin with.

Rosemary Coconut Oil Hair Spray for Dry, Damaged Hair

Ingredients
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3-4 drops rosemary essential oil
2 cups distilled water

Method
Melt the coconut oil and add to a spray bottle along with the distilled water and essential oil. Be sure to shake well before each use, separation is normal. Spritz on damp or dry hair.

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Coconut Oil Beach Hair Spray

Ingredients
3 tsp Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
4oz Purified Water, warm
3 tsp Sea Salt
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil)

Method
Put coconut oil in an 8 oz canning jar and place in a pan filled with several inches of water. Melt the coconut oil over low heat.  Meanwhile, fill an 8 oz spray bottle about ¾ full with warm, purified water and add the sea salt. Stir until the sea salt is dissolve in the water.  Use a funnel to add the coconut oil and essential oil to the spray bottle.  Shake the bottle to incorporate. Then fill to the top with purified water.

To use: Shake the bottle and spray 2-5 pumps on damp hair. Try different amounts to see what works best for your hair

Coconut Oil Luxurious Lotion

Ingredients
½ cup almond or olive oil (can infuse with herbs first if desired)
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup beeswax
Optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
Optional: 2 tablespoons Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
Optional: Essential Oils, Vanilla Extract or other natural extracts to suit your preference

Method
Combine ingredients in a pint sized or larger glass jar. I have a mason jar that I keep just for making lotions and lotion bars, or you can even reuse a glass jar from pickles, olives or other foods.  Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.  Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.  As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted, pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage. Small mason jars (8 ounce) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump!  Use as you would regular lotion. This has a longer shelf life than some homemade lotion recipes since all ingredients are already shelf stable and not water is added. Use within 6 months for best moisturizing benefits.

 

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Coconut Oil + Honey Hair Mask

Ingredients
1 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey
Sauce Pan
Mixing Bowl
Spoon
Towel
Shower Cap (optional)

The mask can be applied to dry or wet hair, but it’s easily applied to wet hair. Place a towel around your neck to protect your clothes while applying the mask. Section your hair off and apply generously from top to bottom, focusing on ends where most damage occurs. Wrap your hair in a bun and let the mask soak in for 30-40 minutes. Wash the mask out in the shower using your regular shampoo and conditioner.

Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover

Ingredients
Organic Coconut Oil
Facial Cloth

Method
Sanitize your fingers with anti-bacterial soap or Purell. Dip two fingers in the coconut oil and scoop out a nickel-sized amount of the coconut oil. Rub those two fingers with the identical two fingers on your other hand.  Close your eyes and gently rub each eye with your fingers.  Continue gently rubbing the oil over the makeup on both the top and bottom lids.  Pick up the facial cloth and wipe everything off on the bottom lid.  Repeat on the top lid as well. And if you’ve filled in your brow, one sweep will take it off too!

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Coconut Oil + Baking Soda Face Scrub

Ingredients for Normal Skin Types:
.2 oz. Castor Oil (Or Hazelnut Oil)
.7 oz. Sunflower oil
.2 oz. Refined Coconut Oil
4.2 oz. Baking Soda

Ingredients for Dry & Mature Skin
.1 oz. Castor Oil (or Hazelnut Oil)
.8 oz. Safflower Oil (or Rosehip Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel, Aragn Oil or Similar)
.2 oz. Refined Coconut Oil
4.2 oz. Baking Soda

Ingredients For Oily Skin
.4 oz. Castor Oil (or Hazelnut Oil)
.5 oz. Jojoba Oil
.2 oz. Refined Coconut Oil
4.2 oz. Baking Soda

For Extra Acne Fighting Power also add
1 ml Neem Oil
8 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
4 Drops Tea Tree Oil

Method
Using a digital scale, weigh out the ingredients for your face scrub recipe and combine in a glass bowl or measuring cup. Mix with a fork until well combined.

To use, simply apply in a circular motion on your damp face, avoiding your eye area, then rinse off. Follow with your favorite facial moisturizer or face oil. Use one to three times a week as needed. However, discontinue use if irritation occurs.

 

Images and Recipes Credits: The Everygirl, Hello Natural, Deelicious Sweets, and Fashionsing

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