Coconut oil : A source of beauty benefits

Coconut oil has known a great trend during the past years. The virtues of this oil are numerous and amazing. It can be used as a hair care, a teeth whitening treatment, a makeup remover, it can even be used as a cheekbone highlighter. In this article, I will share with you the different uses of this oil, the recipes, and a video that shows how to make your own coconut oil at home.

Haircare

Oil treatment: Apply it from roots to ends, comb, and wrap your head in a towel. Let set for 15 minutes and shampoo. (You might also leave it overnight if you have time)

Dandruff treatment: Lightly massage into roots. Let set for a few minutes and shampoo.

Frizz tamer: Smooth the oil on ends or lightly over loose strands.

Skincare

Shaving balm: Smooth over legs before shaving.

Moisturizer: Smooth over lips or body.

Night cream: Mix with moisturizer.

Eye makeup remover: Place on cotton ball and gently sweep over eyes.

Cheekbone highlighter: Sweep small amount (over makeup) on inner corners of eyes and apples of cheeks for a glow.

Recipes:

Body scrub: Mix ½ cup of coconut oil and 1 cup of brown sugar over low heat. Then remove it from heat and add few drops of essential oils.

Face mask: Mix ½ tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Let it set for 15-20 minutes. Apply the mixture on a dry and clean face.

Here is a video that shows how to make your own coconut oil at home.

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