Ladies, wouldn’t you love it if you could use one product to cure everything? Well, coconut oil comes pretty close. Let’s just say it’s becoming the holy grail of beauty products and we’re not over exaggerating! You can really use coconut oil for EVERYTHING and luckily it’s affordable! Here are the top 10 uses for coconut oil:
1. Cuticle Oil
If you wanted a way to make your manicure last longer. Apply coconut oil to the base of your nails to get rid of cracked cuticles and peeling skin.
2. Makeup brushes
You just ran out of favorite makeup brush cleanser and you can’t make it to the store? There’s no need to worry! You can create your own DIY brush cleanser by using half antibacterial soap and some coconut oil to get the job done.
3. Makeup remover
After a long night or day out you probably just want to get in bed. But you shouldn’t sleep with your makeup on. Using coconut oil to remove your makeup will make the process easier and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
4. Breath freshener
The fact that you can use coconut oil as a breath freshener has everyone raving. Gargling with a spoonful of coconut oil for 20 minutes can help clear germs in the mouth, which will lead to fresher breath, whiter teeth and healthier gums.
5. Lip balm
Coconut oil is the ideal remedy for chapped lips because it’s semisolid at room temperature. Pack a bit in a miniature jar and you’ll have smooth lips all day long.
6. Stretch mark scars
Expecting moms should keep coconut oil nearby to help rid of stretch marks that may appear during their pregnancy, but anyone can use coconut oil for scars. The oil won’t completely fade away the marks, but it will prevent dark spots and blisters from forming.
7. Body scrub
Coconut oil can serve as a makeup brush cleaner and an exfoliator! Mix half a cup of coconut oil with a handful of coarse salt or sugar to create an exfoliator.
8. Frizz tamer
When it comes to curly hair frizz is inevitable. For all of our curlistas out there rub a dime size amount of coconut oil from the middle of your hair to the ends for a frizz-free style that’s high on shine. Thank us later!
9. Shaving cream
Who said shaving cream has to lather? Using coconut oil as a balm base allows you to get a closer shave without cutting and leaves legs smooth instead of dried out.
10. Deep conditioner
We bet you didn’t know that you could use coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment? Leave the oil in for 45 minutes to an hour before you shampoo to soothe dry hair.
See you can use coconut oil for everything. But now that the secret is out hurry to your local grocery store or beauty supply store before there’s none left 🙂
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