There is only one beauty product that – if I didn’t have access to for a long time – my life would become a bit more difficult. Okay 😆 maybe not difficult but definitely different.
Man, coconut oil works miracles.
It’s one of those natural products that can be used universally (seriously, my family uses it to make toothpaste, in cooking, and as an essential part of our first-aid) and will never die out.
For one, its inexpensive.
You can buy the small jars literally everywhere. Look in the cooking oil section of your grocery or warehouse store (Costco, Walmart, Sam’s) and the natural section of a health store (Whole Foods, Sprouts) and you’ll find them.
If you don’t mind paying more, like, fifty or a hundred dollars more, for a huge bucket full that will last you years, then definitely buy one online if you plan on using it for a while and/or a lot of stuff – make sure it says Non-GMO and pure coconut oil (unrefined organic).
Bulk size will almost always be cheaper on long-term. Trust me on this.
Also, its natural!! If you buy the correct one… it’ll be straight from a coconut turned into oil. Natural beats man-made and processed any day.
You can apply it on your skin, hair, and nails, in food and cooking, for DIY’s, in candle-making, scrubs, the uses are endless!
- I like to put some on my lips during the day when I’m at home and use it kinda like a lip moisturizer. It also tastes good!! You could use it in recipes for DIY lip balms.
- Mix it in with some essential oils (try lavender and/or cinnamon with frankincense and you’ll see why I love it so much) and use it as a muscle rub. This mixture smells so good that you could also place a bit behind each ear and TA DA you’ve got a great perfume.
- After shaving, I place a generous amount all over my body and it keeps me from getting razor bumps plus gives me smooth skin because it also acts as a lotion.
- Use a cup of baking soda, 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil, same amount of tea tree oil and any other minty flavor you prefer, and a cup of coconut oil. Mix well and you now have naturally whitening, bacteria-fighting toothpaste.
- I like to place a tiny dab on my palm, rub it in until it melts, and then massage through the bottom half of my hair as a great anti-frizz lotion.
- On my face as a moisturizer after using witch-hazel (which tends to dry out skin).
- Whenever making beeswax candles, I put about a tablespoon (depending on the amount of beeswax I’m melting) into the mixture and it makes an all-around smoother consistency and better hold.
- We use it in place of canola oil and sometimes butter when cooking. It can be a replacement for vegetable oil in frying as well because the smoke point is 350° F.
- Over any insect bite or small cut to reduce itch and speed the healing process. It actually stops the itch.
Aaaaand there you have it, good ‘ol coconut oil.