10 Beauty Tips with Coconut Oil

10 Beauty Tips with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has so many uses, but particularly, multiple beauty uses. Coconut oil has a high fatty acid content and natural antibacterial properties. It can also tame frizz, moisturize skin, remove makeup and much more. Discover endless beauty tips with coconut oil.

10 Unexpected Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Your Beauty Routine

1. Makeup Remover

Waterproof mascara doesn’t even stand up against the power of coconut oil. Use it directly on the face as a cleanser, or put it on a cotton pad and let it sit on the skin until makeup melts away.

2. Face Moisturizer

You can use coconut oil to moisturize your face. It’s especially effective to use as a primer to soften the skin before putting on any makeup. After you apply your foundation, coconut oil gives your skin a dewy, vibrant, glow.

3. Body Scrub

Mix some coconut oil with either a handful of sea salt or coarse brown sugar to create an exfoliating body scrub. The moisture effect of the oil will last long after the salt or sugar has melted away.

4. Massage Oil

Warm some coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove and add a few drops of essential oil like peppermint, sandalwood, or lavender, for a relaxing massage mixture.

5. Body Oil

There is no need to purchase body oil when you can simply keep coconut oil in the bathroom? Apply it to wet skin after the shower or bath, then pat dry. Coconut oil has a natural SPF 4 and you’ll smell like a tropical vacation all day long.

6. Hair Protectant

Protect the ends of your hair from sun or chlorine exposure by saturating the ends with coconut oil before getting it wet. Additionally, your hair will dry smoother, instead of being tangled.

7. Deep Conditioner

You can use coconut oil as a hot oil, pre-shampoo treatment to soothe dry hair. Before you use your favorite shampoo and conditioner, leave in the hot coconut oil for at least an hour.

8. Lip Scrub

Much like a body scrub, combine one tablespoon of coconut oil with two tablespoons of coarse brown sugar and one tablespoon of honey. Blend together well and you’ve got a tasty lip scrub!

9. Lip Balm

Coconut oil is semisolid at room temperature. This makes it an ideal remedy for chapped lips. Put a small amount of oil in a miniature jar and smooth over lips throughout the day.

10. Tinted Lip Gloss

Once you’ve created your own coconut oil lip balm, take it to the next level by turning it into tinted gloss. Find an old chapstick and mix it up with your coconut balm, or combine your coconut oil with a fun-flavored Kool-Aid.