In the endless search for a product that can DO everything because – well – none of us have the time to do anything – Here is my go to product that every beauty addict or want to be beautista should have. COCONUT OIL
Yes this little jar packs a whollop for your euro. You can use it for everything from healing scars to moisturizing dry knees. I would say the only thing I dont advise you to use it for is – – face moisterizer as it can be too heavy and we all have a tendenacy to use too much! So here is a list of some good DIY concoctions and cures!
Makeup Remover. Even the most resistant waterproof mascara doesn’t stand a chance against coconut oil. Apply it directly to the face as an oil cleanser, or let it sit on your skin with a cotton pad. Makeup will melt away.
Breath Freshener. Ok I am not going to lie here I havent tried this as garling anything for 20 minutes is too much but hey it suppose to work. Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties so gargling for 20 minutes with a spoonful of oil can help clear up germs in the mouth, leading to fresher breath, whiter teeth, and healthier gums.
Lice Remedy. Start this all-natural lice treatment with a rinse of apple cider vinegar. Once the vinegar has dried, apply coconut oil to the entire head and let it sit for 12 to 24 hours. Brush through hair with a fine comb, then shampoo.
Body Lotion. If you’re a DIY mixologist, then coconut oil is a vanity essential. You can use this versatile oil as the base to make your own body moisturizer.
Cuticle Oil. Got cracked cuticles? Remedy peeling skin with a coconut oil balm right at the base of nails. It can also help your manicure last longer.
Lip Balm. Coconut oil is the ideal remedy for chapped lips especially because it’s semisolid at room temperature. Pack a bit in a miniature jar and smooth over lips throughout the day.
Stretch-Mark Cream. Expectant moms should keep a jar of coconut oil nearby to help ward off stretch marks, but anyone can use this as a topical treatment for scars. While the oil won’t fade any marks, it can help prevent dark spots and blisters from forming.
Body Scrub. Mix half a cup of coconut oil with a handful of coarse salt or sugar to create an exfoliator. The moisturizing oil will last long after the grains have melted away.
Shaving Cream. Obviously this is for the men – cause AHEM we ladies wax right. Just in case – Use this balm as a base to get a closer shave that leaves legs smooth instead of dried out – but we think that you should be waxing anyway with our #Waxperts wax (shameless plug here!).
Dandruff Treatment. Dandruff and dry scalp go hand in hand. So send moisture right to the roots with a nightly coconut oil treatment. Just apply lightly to roots and massage in, which will also stimulate hair growth.
Body Oil. Just slather it on wet skin after the shower, then pat dry. You’ll smell like a beach vacation all day. Plus, it has a natural SPF 4.
Itch Relief. Burns, bug bites, and bruises can all be soothed with a topical balm of coconut oil.
Deep Conditioner. You can use hot coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment to soothe dry hair before you shampoo and condition. Leave in for at least an hour for an allover moisturizing treatment.
Deodorant. Yes, you can make your own natural deodorant at home (and it works). Mix coconut oil with arrowroot powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and a scented oil for a DIY odor fix.
OH and its cheap too… just under 5e in Dunnes!