HEALTHY GLOWING SKIN
Perhaps the most popular way to use coconut oil is simply as a fantastic moisturizer.
A high quality, pure coconut oil will sink deeply into your skin, won’t feel greasy, and makes your skin look and feel like you’ve been to the spa.
How to use it: all you need to do is apply a small amount to your palm, and massage it gently into your skin. For best results, apply to slightly damp skin. A little goes a long way, so if you use too much, just wait a moment and wipe off any excess with a towel.
SUNCARE & TANNING
Coconut oil has been used as an effective non-toxic sunscreen for thousands of years by indigenous, pacific islanders.
Unlike sunscreen, raw coconut oil doesn’t completely block the UVB rays that are necessary for healthy vitamin D.
Coconut oil protects the skin and underlying tissues from damage excessive exposure can cause. Instead of burning or turning red, it produces a light tan, depending on the length of time you spend in the sun.
Fatty acids help your skin lock in moisture and provide a hydrating, protective barrier.
Daily exposure to the sun is essential to your overall health; it’s the overexposure that can cause health issues. Sunshine exposure is the best way for your body to create health protecting vitamin D.
To protect against sunburn, use a non-toxic coconut oil that doesn’t contain health-compromising ingredients. Consuming coconut oil orally also strengthens the skin and makes it more resilient and less prone to sunburn.
UNDER EYE RESCUER
Coconut Oil has been shown to remove eye makeup more quickly and with less rubbing, while creating a much healthier option for skin than synthetic and chemical concoctions.
It’s also super hydrating, a bonus for what’s often the first place on the face to show lines and wrinkles.
Coconut Oil has significant cleansing, detoxifying and healing effects for your teeth, as a powerful destroyer of all kinds of viruses and bacteria, and has been used to care for teeth in a process called oil pulling for thousands of years.
Oil pulling is an ancient Indian remedy found in books written approximately 1500 years ago and has been shown to whiten teeth, reduce bad breath, prevent mouth and gum disease, and improve skin.
The process is very simple. You simply swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 5-20 minutes, spit it out and then brush your teeth.
Coloring, blow drying, straightening, curling, attaching extensions: all these processes can take a major toll on your locks and leave them as dry as straw and damaged almost beyond repair.
But coconut oil takes on all of these problems, and you’ll love the results.
Coconut oil conditions, strengthens, softens, and repairs hair.
Overnight treatments do wonders for soft and silky hair, while a small amount can be rubbed in for an on-the-go frizz tamer.
Natural oils repel water, preventing moisture from entering the hair shaft to create frizz.
Coconut oil also acts as a great natural styling aid.
Free of alcohols, silicones, and other chemicals that can aggravate your scalp and strip hair of its essential nutrients, coconut oil has the ability to deeply penetrate hair, repairing, protecting and restoring from the inside out.
Lauric acid, capric acid, vitamins E and K improve hair strength and scalp health by preventing protein loss.
The antibacterial nature of coconut oil helps the scalp against itchiness and a variety of infections, keeping hair healthy and dandruff free.
When you first use coconut oil to treat dull and lifeless hair, you may be tempted to scoop out a substantial amount, thinking the more you slather on, the better. But sometimes using too much will cause hair to become more brittle and, in some extreme cases, fall out. Try no more than a teaspoonful, adjusting the amount to your hair length and taking the oil from its solid form. Emulsify it between your hands, then massage it gently into your strands. This quick treatment should control some frizzy hairs and give you some immediate shine.
If possible, minimize rubbing the coconut oil directly onto the scalp, since it could clog pores and cause irritation at top of your head. Again, try a small amount on your scalp and if you experience no ill effects, go ahead and carefully massage it in.
THE PERFECT SHAVE
Forget about chemical-heavy shaving creams that leave your skin blotchy and irritated: coconut oil provides you with a next-level, perfect shave.
Your razor easily glides over your legs and underarm for a super close shave, and the anti-inflammatory and deep hydrating properties of coconut oil leave your skin silky soft, irritation-free, fully moisturized, and smelling delicious.
Of all the things you can use Coconut Oil for, this one may surprise you the most. Razors glide easily over coconut oil while your skin is moisturized and skin is left very smooth.
It smells beautiful and there is no need for an aftershave or moisturizer; your skin will be incredibly soft the rest of the day.