How to make EVERY SINGLE KIND of coconut oil beauty product in 5 steps or less
For years, coconut oil has demonstrated its powerful uses in the kitchen. This natural oil is loaded with saturated fats and is one of the richest sources of energy. Although people are generally wary of foods that are high in fat, the fat that is found in coconut oil has proven to be some benefits for your health.
Coconut oil is also a great addition to your beauty regimen. This versatile ingredient never ceases to amaze us with its endless uses and health benefits. The product that’s gained world-wide fame has been proven to soften skin, strengthen and condition hair, and moisturise your face, allowing you to delay the look of ageing. Furthermore, it contains anti-microbial properties that kill fungi, yeast and bacteria. This is beneficial for oral and personal hygiene.
In order to help you reap the benefits of this God-sent gift, we’ve compiled a list of recipes for you to follow. With coconut oil, you can easily make your own beauty products, such as deodorant, shaving creaming and body butter, in the comfort of your own home. You’ll never have to navigate your way through another beauty aisle again! Don’t wait another second to get that smooth, silky shine in your hair and stay looking young!
You’ve tried all the creams, gels and cleansers, which are supposed to clear your acne and reduce pimples. But nothing seems to work. We have good news: coconut oil may be an amazing solution for acne. Coconut oil contains lauric and capric acid. When these fatty acids are applied to your face, your skin converts them into monocaprin and monolaurin, which have antimicrobial activity. This helps to restore the protective layer on your skin which is often removed through regular washing and wiping. Without the microbial infection, acne cannot develop.
Coconut oil also penetrates the skin easily. Thus, it is absorbed quickly and immediately begins reducing inflammation from acne that is already present.
Many commercial antiperspirants contain ingredients that cause side effects, such as skin irritation. In addition, they actually clog your pores as a way of preventing the release of perspiration.
This coconut oil deodorant recipe is a much better alternative to antiperspirants. The coconut oil prevents odour by killing fungi, yeast and bacteria, baking soda neutralizes odour and absorbs sweat, and essential oils contain antibacterial properties, which also help prevent odour and the growth of sweat-digesting skin bacteria.
Some people swear by the phrase, “If I can’t put it in my mouth, I’m won’t put it on my face.” This is a good phrase to live by considering the various harmful ingredients that can be found in make-up products. Many cosmetics contain endocrine-disrupting ingredients that have been tied to cancer.
To avoid these unwanted ingredients, use coconut oil to make your own cosmetics. Coconut oil, as we all know, is a natural ingredient and free of toxic chemicals, so it won’t leave your skin irritated.
Furthermore, when you need to take off the day’s make-up, coconut oil also serves as a great make-up remover.
Coconut oil has shown to have many health benefits on your hair. In ancient times, coconut oil was used in a remedy that prevented hair loss. In addition to this, coconut oil is now used for a wide variety of hair purposes: it protects hair from damage; cools the scalp; retains moisture and keeps hair soft; fights dandruff, treats lice and restores split ends.
Coconut oil can do wonders for your skin, especially for making it soft and healing any dryness. Combining it with other exfoliating ingredients, like salts and sugars, helps enhance these effects. This hand scrub will allow you to get rid of any dead skin and unblock your pores without leaving your skin feeling irritated. This natural oil works great with grainy materials to even out the colour of your skin and leave your skin feeling softer than ever.
Drug store lip balms are usually the go-to solution for cracked and dry lips. The problem with these chemical gels is that they contain ingredients that may actually make your lips worse. For instance, menthol, which is meant to cool the lips can actually produce redness and swelling, as well as dry your lips. And aloe butter, an ingredient added to moisturise can irritate your lips.
Coconut oil is a great alternative for healing your chapped lips. This natural oil acts quickly to restore dry lips, and it’s edible so you won’t have to worry about accidentally getting any in your mouth, like you would with chemical-filled lip balms.
Regular shaving creams have a tendency to gunk up your blades and leave your skin feeling dry. But coconut oil does none of this. Not only does it leave your blades clean, allowing for an easier shave, it moisturises the shaved area in the process of removing your hair. Using a coconut oil-based shaving cream will allow you to experience a smooth shave like you’ve never experienced before.
Everyone knows about the harmful effects that the sun can have on your skin. It’s actually the number one cause of wrinkles. Coconut oil is a great base to use for a DIY sunscreen because it prevents premature ageing and wrinkling of the skin, thanks to its antioxidant properties.
Some standard toothpastes may contain an antibacterial chemical called triclosan. This chemical, along with other chemicals that disrupt the endocrine have been linked to health problems including: breast, ovarian, prostate, and testicular cancer, and pre-term and low birth weight babies. These toothpastes also contain fluoride. While it’s known to strengthen enamel, some wish to avoid it because in excess it can cause fluorosis.
Coconut oil, howeveer, is simply one ingredient and has even been shown to aid with oral health.