Coconut Oil & It's Many Uses.

Have you ever come across one of those products that just wows you and you wonder what you ever did without it?

Coconut oil is one of those things for me.

Before I bleached my hair I was researching on cheap deep conditioning treatments. Coconut oil was the one that kept popping up the most. It's cheap, not full of chemicals and good for a multitude of things.

Here are just a few of those things:

Moisturiser - Along with most oils, coconut oil works wonders on dry/ageing skin. It can help with skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. The fats in the oil also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Often expensive skin care products contain it as it works so well.

Deep Conditions Hair - Coconut oil is dubbed as one of the most nutritious things you can put on your hair. Massage into the scalp to get rid of dandruff. You can also pop it all over your hair for a luxurious conditioning mask. It's fabulous for split ends! It works just as well as Moroccan argon oil but at a fraction of the price.

Makeup Remover - I've been using this lately as an inexpensive oil makeup remover. I just massage between my hands and rub it into my face, then rinse with warm water. It takes off even the most stubborn mascaras and lipstick.

Pre-shave - Coconut oil works well to moisturise pre (and post) shave, without clogging up your pores. Letting you have an effortless shave and leaves your skin supple afterwards.

Helps Fade Scarring - Applying coconut oil directly to scars from burns, acne or even age spots can help reduce and fade the appearance.

Lip Balm - Rub a little into dry lips and it will help heal them back to their original state and gives you a little sun protection as it has an SPF of 4.

Exfoliator - Mix it with sugar or sea salt for delicious exfoliant that can be used all over the body.

Massage Oil - Pretty self explanatory but it smells wonderful and it's cost effective.

Sun Burn - Rubbing this into sunburnt areas will help speed up the healing process.

Removes Chewing Gum From Hair - Such a nasty thing to have to deal with, but if you happen to find yourself in this situation just apply to the gum. Leave for 30 minutes and it should just roll out between your fingers.

Hair Serum - A tiny amount worked through dry hair can prevent flyaway hairs and frizz.

Antibacterial Healing - Apply to cuts and bruises to reduce swelling. It creates a thin film over the top of any cuts so reduces the risk of infection whilst helping heal.

Cuticle Cream - Can be applied to cuticles and nails to help keep them from drying out and stimulating nail growth.

There is so many more uses you can find online just by searching on Google. There's hundreds out there for just about every and any use. I opted to post a few I've used myself and that are mainly beauty related.

£2.29 / 125ml

Where to buy:
Superdrug, Boots and any organic health food shops

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