Hair Treatment – Coconut oil soaks into the scalp moisturizing dry skin and relieves symptoms of dandruff. It also helps to control oil secretion from the scalp, another leading cause of dandruff. Pre Shampoo treatment, rub a little into scalp and hair before shampooing. This is especially useful for those with course or frizzy hair. Hair Conditioner, massage a small amount into hair and leave in for 7-10 minutes before rinsing.
Frizz Tamer. A tiny dad rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of frizz. Rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
Eye Makeup Remover – Wash your face and then use coconut oil to remove the remaining eye makeup.
Eye Cream – on a cotton swab add a dab of coconut oil and apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags and wrinkles.
Shave Your Legs – If you want baby soft legs, rub a small amount of coconut oil on your legs before shaving. Coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores. Great for razor burn!
Skin moisturizer – Coconut oil is known to help reduce scarring, stretch marks and prevent sagging skin. It’s a natural “miracle” cream! Mixed equal parts sugar and coconut oil for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower). When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite. As moisturizer simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.
Burn and Rash Cream. Coconut oil helps to soothe rashes and burns. Apply coconut oil to burn site immediately and continue applying until healed. Will reduce the chances of permanent scarring and promotes healing. A small dab of coconut oil will helped reduce and heal diaper rash. Also safe to use with cloth diapers.
Yeast Infections – Coconut oil has great anti-fungal qualities. It can be use both internally as a supplement and externally as a treatment of yeast infections symptoms (check with physician prior to use).
Cuticle Treatment – The anti-fungal properties of coconut oil are also helpful for keeping toes clear of fungal infections. Massage your fingernails and toenails with it as often as you like to keep ragged cuticles tame and to help nails grow.
Face Wash/ Soap – Mix equal parts coconut oil with either olive oil or castor oil and use in place of soap when washing your face. Wet face, rub oil in and leave on for two minutes, rinse and pat dry. To exfoliate made a body scrub, mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell.
Oil Pulling – To help improve gum health, add a drop of oregano essential oil to a tablespoon of coconut oil. Oil pulling is a traditional way to cleanse the mouth of bacteria.
Use as a carrier oil – Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to a spoonful of coconut oil. Lavender to help you relax and to sleep. Lemon or peppermint for a quick pick me up.
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