Coconut oil is one of the most useful pantry staples. It’s a good-for-you cooking oil, plus there are many coconut oil beauty uses to help keep your hair and skin healthy. Coconut oil is loaded with Vitamin E and helpful fatty acids like Lauric Acid (antimicrobial properties) and Capric Acid (antioxidant properties). Your skin and hair LOVE these natural ingredients!
Coconut Oil Beauty Uses for Skin and Hair
Coconut oil can be used daily as an all-over body moisturizer. It can also be used as a deep conditioner for dry hair. Simply apply a small amount of coconut oil to the ends of your hair 30 minutes prior to shampooing. You can also treat dry scalps with coconut oil. Here’s how: Before bedtime, massage a small amount of coconut oil into your scalp. Loosely wrap head with a scarf or towel and let sit overnight. Wash hair in the morning as usual.
DIY Natural Beauty: Make at Home Whipped Coconut Oil Butter
Coconut oil can be used right out of the container for skin and hair. But, if want to turn your coconut oil into a luxurious-feeling natural skin care treatment, it’s really easy. Whip it up into a soft, creamy lotion that glides onto your skin.
What You’ll Need:
- A stand mixer with a whip attachment
- Coconut Oil
- Air Tight Storage Container
Put 2 cups of coconut oil into the mixer and allow it whip on medium speed for about 10 minutes. You will know it is ready by testing the texture: it will look and feel light and airy (whipped). Scrape the whipped coconut oil out of the mixer and into your container.
Where To Buy Coconut Oil:
Coconut Oil can be found in most health food stores, many grocery and drug stores. It can also be purchased at many online retailers. Here are a few coconut oil sources that I use:
Coconut Oil at Vitacost (new customers will receive a $10 off coupon when you shop through this link)
Coconut Oil at Tropical Traditions (I love Tropical Traditions organic products. They have frequent buy one, get one sales on Coconut Oil and many other great products.) First Time customers will receive a FREE Coconut Oil recipe book ($25 value) when they shop through this link.)