Liquid Coconut Oil for Beauty: 25 Easy Ways to Add This Superfood to Your Routine
It's no secret that we at Organic to Green love coconut oil. After all, it's one of the few amazing “super-foods” that nature offers to us, aside from kale and pumpkin spice chai (just kidding – we wish pumpkin spice was a superfood). Not only can you eat coconut oil and benefit from weight loss and improved brain function, but using the oil on your body can give you incredibly soft skin and hair. You see, coconut oil has a unique combination of medium chain fatty acids that can help smooth the skin, condition hair and more.
We are living in the Golden Age of coconut oil. Celebrities endorse oil pulling, dietitians recommend it for weight loss, and its organic properties make it easy to love. Somehow along the way, coconut oil made the effortless transition from culinary treat to beauty product, as more and more people began to understand its topical benefits. So what, exactly are those benefits? What is the difference between our liquid coconut oil and ordinary coconut oil? What is coconut oil good for?
What Is Coconut Oil Is Good For?
1. As an Organic Moisturizer
Coconut oil can make for an amazing deep hydrating night cream. Coconut oil is full of vitamin E, which can help repair skin and add much needed moisture, plus it doesn't clog pores so you can leave it on all night long. Coconut oil also has anti-inflammatory agents that can calm flare-ups caused by eczema and dermatitis.
Take a small amount and gently apply the product all over your face, around the eyes, mouth lines, lips and neck area. It's best to apply it at night after having thoroughly cleansed and washed your face so that your skin absorbs it easily and acts while you sleep.
2. As an Eye Makeup Remover
Since it is an oil, coconut oil is able to break down water-resistant substances that are usually present in eye shadows, eyeliners or mascara masks. It's also much better for you than most eye makeup removers out there, because it doesn't leave skin dry.
Take a small amount of oil and apply it over your eyelids and eyelashes. Use a cotton pad to gently wipe the make-up off. Finish with a rinse.
3. Facial Cleanser
Gently massage coconut oil onto face, rise and gently wipe off with warm washcloth.
4. As a Natural Exfoliant
Coconut oil works as a natural exfoliant that softens the skin and helps reduce inflammation. It has a calming effect that can remove dead skin cells that clog pores without irritating your skin. Bonus: combine coconut oil with Organic To Green's Rainforest sugar scrub for a yummy, feel-good blend.
Apply the coconut oil-sugar scrub blend on clean skin and gently massage with your hands or a soft shower sponge. Rinse thoroughly and apply moisturizer for smooth, soft skin.
5. Pregnancy Oil - To Reduce Stretch Marks
Coconut oil can be used on growing bely to relieve dry, itchy skin. A bath will make it easier to moisturize your entire body and creating our scrub will help increase prevent stretch marks.
The fatty acids found in coconut oil can help prevent stretch marks from appearing on the skin – it can even help prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy.
Massage the oil in circular motions on your stomach, legs, arms or hips with gentle to medium pressure. This best time to use is before bed after showering and exfoliating to increase circulation.
6. As a Massage Oil
The calming effects of coconut oil make it perfect to use during a massage. Its rich moisturizing effects and pleasant smell help soothe muscles and soften skin. Bonus: Use one of Organic To Green's scented liquid coconut oils to add an element of aromatherapy.
Rub it in between your hands to warm, then apply to skin during massage.
7. As a Lip Balm
Just as coconut oil can soften skin, it can also moisturize dry lips. Living in harsh or dry weather conditions, using toxic lipsticks, or other factors can affect the health of the lips and make them appear dry. Bonus: Use Organic To Green's Chap Guard, a lip moisturizer with coconut oil and lavender.
If you notice that your lips are cracking and skin is drying, dab Chap Guard on to keep them moisturized and protected.
8. As a Hair Conditioner
The fatty acids found in coconut oil can help soften hair the way it does for skin. Some even use it as a replacement for commercial hair conditioners or hair masks since it's chemical-free and absorbs into the scalp for added hydration. All of the vitamin E found in coconut oil can also give you a healthy, shiny mane.
How to use it:
- On wet hair, apply a considerable amount of coconut oil from root to tip.
- Massage your entire head for a few seconds to allow the oil to soak.
- Wrap your hair in a dry towel and let sit for 2 hours.
- Rinse thoroughly and shampoo as usual.
9. To Repair Damaged Hair & Promote Hair Growth
Coconut oil can be used as a hair protector to help repair damaged hair caused by the use of dyes and heat tools. Using it regularly can also aid with damage prevention if you bleach your hair or use straighteners.
How to use it:
- Before going to bed, take a generous amount of coconut oil and rub it between your hands.
- Apply the oil along with your hair, from root to tip.
- Wrap your hair in a bathing cap and let the oil act overnight.
- Wash your hair in the morning as usual.
10. Hair Styling
Add coconut oil to hair to tame frizz, add shine to dry ends, or as a styling gloss for curls. For morning bedheads on kids, dampen hair with water and use the oil to style and hold
11. To Strengthen Nail Beds
Experts recommend using coconut oil for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agents. This makes it excellent to use on nail beds and cuticles because it cleans, softens and improves their appearance.
Wash your hands and feet thoroughly with warm water and neutral soap. Dry thoroughly and apply a few drops of coconut oil on the cuticles and massage into the nail beds for a few minutes and rinse.
12. As a Shaving Cream
Did you just run out of shaving cream? Though coconut oil is indeed an oil, and not a cream, you can still use it as a base to get a clean shave. Even though it doesn't lather, it’ll moisturize your legs, leaving them smooth and soft. Just be careful – the oil can make your hands slippery, so it's better to hold the razor with a dry hand.
13. Go-To Problem Solver
Healthy and safe for everyone. Place the oil in convenient places: kitchen and bathroom, sinks, showers, purses, bags desks and cars.
14. Spa Detox Bath
Pour ¼ cup of coconut oil and ¼ cup of Epsom Salt to warm bath water and soak for 15 minutes to relax muscles and draw out toxins
15. Kid Friendly Bath
Substitute bubble baths with coconut oil or add the oil to a bubble bath to increase moisture and prevent dry skin.
16. Skincare serum
Use coconut oil as an anti-aging serum on special areas on face, around eyes and neck.
17. Lip Treatment
Keep lips moist and hydrated by applying the oil as conditioning treatment to lips throughout the day. You can even mix with some sugar to create a lip scrub to exfoliate dry lips.
18. Dry Hands or Cuticle Oil
For soft hands, apply coconut oil right after handwashing just as you would a lotion. For dry areas of finger, like cuticles, just apply a little over cuticle and massage throughout the day.
19. DIY Body or Face Scrub
Combine the oil with a little sugar or salt in a bowl (sugar is less irritating to skin). Mix and apply to skin in circular motions to exfoliate dull skin on body or face and rinse.
20. Hand Cleaner
Use to clean hands from sticky glue, paint, dirt and grime by applying coconut oil to hands and massaging into skin, wipe off residue with paper towel. Repeat if necessary. You can even rinse and apply again to moisturize.
Children hands can make big messes. Use the oil to remove paint and markers from face, hands or body. Just apply a pump to skin, massage and rinse or apply to warm washcloth or paper towel and wipe skin clean. Repeat if necessary.
21. Foot Moisturizer
Relieve dry feet by applying to feet daily, even nightly. During winter month, add oil more generously to feet and pace in cozy warm socks for an extra hydrating treatment.
22. Scalp Moisturizer
For dry skin on scalp, apply coconut oil to the roots and massage in.
23. Eyebrow Tamer
Use oil to tame eyebrows for more defined brows and even to blend contouring and highlighting makeup.
24. Pet Friendly
Use our coconut oil to moisturize dry skin on nose, ears, paws, or even apply to coat.
25. Travel Friendly
Our liquid coconut oil is available also in 1.8 oz. size so it’s easy travel friendly and TSA compliant. As an all-in-one with so many benefits and uses our coconut oil really is the only product you need to carry with you everywhere. It can replace your makeup remover, cleanser, moisturizer and saving products.
Our Mini Coconut Oil Kit is the perfect companion with all 5 oils in 1.8 oz. travel approved sizes.
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