My friend recently shared an article with me on 20 Signs You’re a Wellness Junkie. The article jests that one of the signs is when you’ve made peace with smelling like coconut oil, then it goes on to say that it can be used to “cook, moisturize, remove makeup, floss, and fuel your car”. Now, I have never used coconut oil to fuel my car (although, I am making mental note to Google that later), I have done everything from cooking with it to lathering it onto my hair for a deep conditioning treatment.
I love coconut oil. I do. It is a staple pantry ingredient in my household, although I use it more often in my homemade beauty supplies. There are so many uses for coconut oil. It is incredibly versatile and has numerous health benefits. I have compiled a list of my favorite recipes that use coconut oil.
Uses for Coconut Oil
Lips need occasional exfoliation and moisture for optimal health, and this simple, homemade lip scrub does just the trick!
A harmonious combination of coconut oil, jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil is all it takes to give yourself a deep conditioning treatment to restore shine, health, and moisture to dry, brittle hair.
Skip the toxins and additives that commercial lotions have, and opt for this healthy, healing and homemade whipped coconut oil lotion recipe.
Here is a great list of 10 simple exfoliating face scrubs, many of which have coconut oil as a main component. Coconut oil has wonderful moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties, which make it an ideal solution to promote healthy facial skin.
Exfoliate, moisturize and treat your entire body to this luxurious ginger, coconut oil and sugar body scrub.
In less than 10 minutes, you can whip up 20 tubes of this homemade lip balm for less than $10. No additives, preservatives, or toxins… just healthy, moisturizing goodness.
Make an easy chocolate cake using healthier ingredients that don’t skimp on flavor. Using coconut oil in place of butter or vegetable oil is a much healthier option!
Other Uses for Coconut Oil:
- The many uses of Coconut Oil
- Natural Sunburn Relief
- Homemade Aftershave Lotion
- Natural Acne Treatments
- Make a Romantic Massage Oil
What are your favorite uses for coconut oil?