The Many Uses of Coconut Oil
by Blake Cooley on Aug 30, 2021
Coconut oil continues to grow in popularity, as it has become one of the most versatile health foods available in so many aspects. There are several claims that boast about coconut oil’s many benefits for consumption, skin, and body, and overall wellness claims.
Coconut oil is widely available and accessible in common stores and can be an all-around amazing thing to have on hand.
Whether you’re looking for improved health benefits or amazing beauty benefits for skin and hair, keep reading to learn more about how coconut oil can benefit you!
Improved Energy Levels- Coconut oil is composed of Medium Chain Triglycerides. You may have heard this referred to as MCTs. The MCTs in coconut oil can give you a great energy boost. Try mixing with chia seeds for an even better pick me up!
Makeup Remover- Running low on makeup wipes or remover? Coconut oil is a natural, effective way to wipe your makeup away! A small dab of coconut oil can quickly break up makeup to allow it to easily come up. Use a warm cloth after using coconut oil, and you’ll be amazed how effectively it can act as a makeup remover. Unlike store-bought makeup removers, coconut oil is hydrating and natural, with no added chemicals that may burn or sting your eyes or face. Another makeup-related tip is to use coconut oil to clean makeup brushes! Makeup brushes, when not cleaned properly, can build up harmful bacteria over time. The last thing you want to do is to continue to use these brushes on your face, which can cause acne or oily skin. Coconut oil can be used to disinfect and clean your makeup brushes. Simply rub onto your makeup tools and allow them to sit for 1-2 hours before washing out completely.
Lip Balm- Dry or chapped lips can easily be treated with a quick dab of coconut oil! Many commonly seen lip balms have chemicals or unhealthy ingredients which may not be the best for your lips. Coconut oil has unique healing properties which can target dry, chapped, or peeling lips—looking for a color pop to your lip balm? Using a quick recipe with beetroot powder for color, cocoa powder, turmeric, and cinnamon, you can even use coconut oil to create a colored, natural lip tint which is both beautiful on the lips and hydrating.
Nail Care- Coconut oil can also be incorporated into your nail care routine! Due to its moisturizing properties, coconut oil can be used to help soften up cuticles. Even better, it can reduce the risk of developing fungal nail infections and encourage healthy nail growth.
Foot and Ankle Care- Have dry or cracked heels? A great use of coconut oil can be for your skin. Simply apply it right to your dry feet or heels and allow it to help reduce dryness and encourage moisture. The smell of coconut oil is generally liked by many- which will also make your ankles and feet smell awesome!
Whether you're using coconut oil to improve your hair, skin, body, or other beauty concerns, or adding a healthy dose of coconut oil to your foods to reap its many health benefits, you will be surprised just how useful coconut oil can be.