Even though it’s not as effective while you’re on the go, coconut oil has been found to be effective against parched hands from dehydrating products such as dishwashing soap. It is also an effective substitute for butter especially if you have a health condition that prevents you from being able to properly process dairy products.
After you’ve dabbled on your concealer for the day, pasting coconut oil on top of it can bring out your skin’s natural glow. In fact, many eco-friendly cosmetic products use coconut oil as one of their ingredients for exactly that reason.
Creams can not only really add to your expenses over time but also often contain chemicals that contain allergens for some people. Coconut oil is comparatively less expensive, naturally antimicrobial (i.e. kills harmful bacteria or stunts its growth) and non-greasy.
If you put a dab of it on a cotton ball and gently rub it over your lashes, it will naturally break down the wax and ink, leaving the lashes hydrated. Be sure to also cover any smears under your eyes before removing any further make-up and/or washing your face.
Animal studies have found that especially virgin coconut oil tends to help speed up healing of lacerations. A study done on humans also found that it is very effective in preventing excessive water loss and adding to the hydration of skin.
Aside from being naturally moisturizing, it is also naturally antifungal and antibacterial. It is also effective as a double-agent cleanser when used along with your favorite cleanser, although if you’re adult-acne prone, this is best avoided.
It is a natural anti-frizz and can help to keep your hair slick and shiny. However, use only a dab unless you want to look like a 1950’s greaser.
Instead of purchasing body scrubs at stores, you can instead mix your own by, for example, mixing a half cup of the oil with salt or brown sugar on low heat. If you have a favorite essential oil, you may also add that as well.
Many masseuses currently use coconut oil as one of their base oils. At home, you can just go straight to the bottle and hydrate your dry skin while you’re at it.
This is due to the fact that it has been found to have to ability to work through damaged hair from the inside out. One especially effective use for it is to apply a dollop in your hair before going to bed, comb through and then wrap it up in a loose bun. Afterward, you will want to either place a towel or other soft clothe on top of your pillow or a shower cap on your head. When you get up and shower, use a gentle shampoo.