I’m not normally one to completely jump on a hype and coconut oil certainly is that, having been constantly raved about due to it’s skin and health benefits but it really isn’t surprising it’s gained such popularity because it really is a must have beauty gem.
Just a quick search on the internet will pull up countless ‘ miracle’ uses for coconut oil so this list won’t be anything revolutionary but it’s such a versatile product and I use it daily and it’s completely cruelty free so I couldn’t not write a post on it.
I like to use oils in my hair once a week to keep it in good condition and I tend to alternate between coconut and argan oil but because my hair is quite long and extremely thick to cover my hair with argan oil can be an expensive habit, so I find coconut oil more cost efficient and it does the job just as well. I think a weekly oil treatment is an important step in hair care for hair and scalp health and its also fantastic for combing knots out gently without breaking the hair. I put a bit of oil on each strand of hair and comb it through, leave it in for at least an hour then wash my hair as normal.
I have quite weak nails that I need a little extra help stopping them from breaking and becoming too brittle. Every time I’m nail varnish free I massage coconut oil into each nail. It keeps my nails shiny, healthy and keeps the cuticles soft.
Another weekly habit I like to keep on top of is a facial massage. I take about 10 minutes or so each week to just gently massage my face with a rejuvenating oil to stimulate the skin and because I find it leaves my face soft afterwards. Your purse could take a huge hit splashing out on some of the more expensive facial oils out there but with coconut oil being full of antioxidants and super hydrating to the skin its a good alternative.
I’m yet to find the perfect makeup remover that will remove stubborn mascara whilst being gentle enough on my eyes so in the meantime my trusty coconut oil ticks all the boxes! It removes even waterproof mascara and you only need a little amount.
There are claims that coconut oil can help grow your eyelashes but I’m sceptical, however it is great as an eyelash conditioner. Shutting your eyes and using your finger or a cotton bud to carefully apply a small amount of coconut oil to your lashes can really improve the feel and condition of them.
I only tend to do this if my skin’s extremely dry and no moisturiser will cut it! You can use this anywhere on your body and is a great substitute for moisturiser if you have sensible skin and its a good, gentle product to put on your legs after shaving.
What do you use coconut oil for?