Coconut oil is the latest health and beauty trend sweeping the nation and we have to say, we’re on board! This natural ingredient has some AMAZING benefits. Not to mention you can also cook your favorite foods with it as a healthier alternative to butter or olive oil. See below for 5 ways coconut oil can save your skin and hair.
1. Rehydrate Dry Skin
Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of oats and coconut butter (the solid form of coconut oil) and place it in a reusable muslin bag. Then heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds or until the mixture becomes a thick paste. The bag may be massaged, rolled, and compressed all around the body. The active ingredients from the oats and the coconut oil will help restore your skin’s pH levels, leaving your skin silky smooth.
2. Repair Damaged Strands While You Sleep
Before going to bed, apply virgin coconut oil onto your hair. Rub the oil into the palms of your hands and work your way towards the end of your strands. Follow by brushing with a wide tooth comb, then put your hair in a ponytail or bun and cover it with a shower cap before bed. In the morning, rinse with shampoo and conditioner.
3. Make Your Mouth Healthier
Swish 1 to 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, spit it out, rinse with warm water, and brush well after rinsing. Swishing the oil for several minutes a day has many benefits including whitening your teeth and preventing tooth decay, bleeding gums and cracked lips.
4. Tame Out Of Control Hair
Use a small amount of coconut oil in your hair for instant control. Apply a dime size amount onto your fingers and then run it through your hair to put frizz and flyaways in their place.
5. Prep Your Feet For A Pedicure
Pour coconut oil into an empty jar or small bowl until it’s halfway full, then add 2 tablespoons of honey and mix in 1 tablespoon of sugar until the sugar is completely immersed in the oil. Take a couple spoonfuls of the scrub and work into your legs and feet to fully exfoliate, sloughing away dead skin and smoothing out calluses, cracked heels, and rough spots.
Tips courtesy of www.everydayhealth.com