Do you know the incredible benefits of Coconut Oil?!
Those who know me will probably have heard me talk about coconut oil and its benefits before. I’m obsessed. Coconut Oil benefits are vast and varied and most people have no idea! Many people know they can cook with coconut oil, which is true, its got amazing benefits when you do. Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. This is good because it increases the healthy cholesterol in your body. Some experts* also say it can actually change bad cholesterol into good cholesterol. It therefore makes your heart healthier and reduces the risk of heart disease. It is also delicious to cook with so really it’s a WIN-WIN situation. There is so much more to coconut oil though. By adding coconut oil to your beauty routine could have amazing benefits.
Coconut Oil Benefits for beauty.
Have you heard of Coconut Oil pulling? It is when you swish around the coconut oil in your mouth, just like you would with mouthwash. This process pulls out the bacteria in your mouth healing your gums and teeth making your mouth healthier! Doing it for 20 minutes, three times a week should do the trick. Coconut Oil is really hydrating, if you have dry hair, skin or nails Coconut Oil could be the star product you’ve been looking for!
How to use your Coconut Oil in your beauty routine.
You can use it as a natural makeup remover by dampening a cotton pad or facial towel and putting a little coconut oil on and then putting it directly to your face. Or making lots up at once by melting coconut oil and letting a pile of cotton pads soak up the coconut oil. It even removes waterproof mascara! You can then use it as a moisturiser, I only use it at night as it’s really heavy so not ideal just before makeup. I wake up the next day with super smooth skin. You can also mix your coconut oil with a little sugar and honey and use it as a lip scrub, delicious and gets rid of any dry skin, its great for the colder months! So many other amazing things you can do; make it into a shave cream, moisturise your cuticles, use it as a hair mask, make it into deodorant and makeup . The list goes on but it is so easy to add Coconut Oil into your everyday routine.
I regularly get asked what my skin secret is and I genuinely believe that coconut oil keeps my skin smooth and clear. I use it as a makeup remover and moisturiser at night everyday. I’m also experimenting with making my own makeup remover wipes by adding in some essential oils and a few other natural products. This is much more convenient at the end of the day when you just want to take your makeup off with as little fuss as possible. It’s also much easier for travel as a big jar of coconut oil can be heavy to carry with you!
These days it’s really easy to pick up a jar of coconut oil in any supermarket. There are lots of different sizes to choose from for just a few pounds. You are looking for it to be extra virgin and organic but most are. I hope this blog encourages you to go out and buy coconut oil so you can see for yourself how amazing it is.
Let me know how you get on!
P.S. The picture I used for this I came across on Instagram and found it HILARIOUS. So much love for the Coconut Oil benefits!