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THE MANY USES OF COCONUT OIL

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Coconut oil has been a go-to moisturizer for many beauty-gurus. Its antioxidant properties are favored among its users because it leaves the skin feeling nice and soft. Naturally, followers of these beauty-gurus replaced their normal moisturizers for coconut oil, and took to Twitter to praise the oil’s life-changing properties. However, other than for moisturizing, coconut oil has other uses that help in everyday life.

 

External Uses:

  • Hair mask (x)
  • Skin and lips (x)
  • Makeup remover! (It’s really efficient with removing waterproof makeup.)
  • Homemade lotion (x)
  • Homemade deodorant (x)
  • Cellulite treatment (x)
  • DIY Rose Quartz Bath Bombs (x)
  • Coffee Scrub (x)
  • Good after shave

 

Internal Uses:

  • Homemade coffee creamer (x)
  • Brain power smoothies (x)
  • Grain free granola (x)
  • Vegan Chocolate Tart with Salted Oat Crust (x)
  • Homemade Dog Treats (x)

 

Coconut oil has a multitude of uses that range from beauty regimes to cooking. Coconut oil is not for everyone, though. Coconut oil is a saturated fat, and consuming it in large quantities is not healthy. Additionally, depending on your skin type, coconut oil might actually cause your face to be oily and more prone to breakouts. There are other oils that you can substitute instead, such as: avocado oil (helps with itchy/chapped skin and hydrates it), argan oil (helps with cuticles and split ends), sweet almond oil (doesn’t clog pores and has a lot of vitamins and antioxidants), grapeseed oil (helps with skin irritation, dryness, and breakouts), safflower oil (smooths rough skin), and rosehip seed oil (keeps skin hydrated). Don’t let that discourage you from using coconut oil for all of its great properties. Test it out a little at a time and enjoy!

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