Behold the coconut, one of Mother Nature’s sweetest tropical fruits. The popularity of this super food, particularly coconut oil has soared because of touted health benefits. Coconut oil is 100% fat, 80% of which is healthy saturated fat. It has no cholesterol & no fiber with traces of vitamins, minerals and plant sterols. Coconut oil offers many health benefits, both internally and externally. Here we give some of the many benefits of the ever efficient coconut oil.
As a first step face wash
As coconut oil is naturally anti-fungal, antibacterial and moisturizing, the world swears by its use as a moisturizing properties.
Try this DIY double-cleansing method with coconut oil:
Apply coconut oil on face & gently massage in circular motions all over your face and neck for a few minutes. Wash off the residue with a gentle face wash.
As a DIY face mask
What better way to pamper yourself than with a DIY coconut oil face mask?
This DIY healing mask is from She Can’t Eat What?.
Two pinches of turmeric (rich in anti-inflammatory properties), a spoonful of lemon juice (to brighten with vitamin C), raw manuka honey (treats acne), and virgin coconut oil (for extra hydration). Apply to a clean face, leave on for at least 15 minutes & rinse it off with a gentle cleanser.
As eye cream
Even with plenty of hydrating eye creams in the market, coconut oil works in a pinch. it ‘s best suited for dry under-eyes, using coconut oil as a moisturizing eye cream can rejuvenate your complexion.
Simply dab on a light layer of coconut oil and gently rub using ring finger around the eyes. This hydrates and protects the skin.
As a DIY lip scrub
Commercial lip scrubs too include coconut oil—but with their own share of chemicals. But, you can easily make your own using coconut oil lip scrub, honey & brown sugar. This DIY version is super moisturizing & delicious! This gently exfoliates your lips & moisturizes them at the same time.
As a DIY lip balm
Use 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of grated beeswax & 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter & mix them in a heat-resistant bowl. Double boil it until the ingredients melt. Remove the bowl carefully from the water, add your favorite essential oil & mix well. Pour mixture into lip balm containers, & refrigerate for a couple of hours.
As a moisturizer during bath
Even if you don’t like to apply coconut oil directly to the skin, you can still fully reap its benefits. Use coconut oil as part of your regular bath time routine. Add a few drops of coconut oil to your bath water to moisturize your skin from head to toe. This amazing DIY rejuvenates, nourishes and re-hydrates dry skin.
Overall, use these DIY recipes & reap the amazing benefits of coconut oil. It’s easy and relatively inexpensive to use. Use coconut oil as a moisturizer on a very dry, chafed, or flaky skin, it can soothe rashes, speeds your skin’s healing process.