As a woman, I must confess that I am undeniably guilty of splurging pointlessly (and shamelessly) on beauty and skincare products that never worked the wonders they claimed they would. With a heavy heart, I always end up abandoning such products even with 5-6 months to go till expiry. Of course, I’m not the only woman who experienced such sheer betrayal in life, nor am I the only one who bought into the scam that most of these high-end products entail.
Nevertheless, I got over the hole in my wallet (and of course, my heart) – we always do, don’t we? But, constant feelings of hopelessness and utter disappointment would not leave – if only I had known I would come across a super-product in the near future. I call it “super-product” because it truly is a Godsend – not just for me but for women all over the world! The plethora of benefits that you attain with just this one product is outstanding.
What is the product, you ask?
Coconut Oil, of course!
Now, I’m certain this product is a secret to no one. We’ve all seen it in stores, shops, mom’s cabinet – all our lives. But the purpose of bringing this into my life, and my blog, was to enlighten my beautiful readers with the numerous benefits and the wonders they can attain with coconut oil.
Don’t worry, I’ll tell you how!
Coconut Oil Benefits: Skin Care & Personal Hygiene
As a lover, admirer and promoter of beauty in all its glory, my first instinct was to uncover the benefits of coconut oil which revolved around skincare and personal hygiene – and well, I was really impressed with what I found! I couldn’t wait to get it all down in writing to share it with every girl on the planet who could really benefit from this extraordinary yet affordable product.
Oil pulling is one of the best ways that help you improve your oral health significantly. The method to do oil pulling is by taking a spoonful of coconut oil, swishing it around in your mouth for approximately two to five minutes, and then spitting it out. This helps whiten teeth and gives you a better smelling mouth all day!
Coconut oil contains SPF of around 4, which is one of the reasons why it is used as a chapstick. Just rubbing some coconut oil, or even cream of coconut, on your lips promotes softness and gives your lips protection from the harsh weather. The result is visible within 24 hours!
Most high-end or high street face washes either leave your skin feeling dry, or only work as long as they are being used. For soft and gorgeous skin that won’t just disappear after a couple of hours, make your own face wash using coconut oil or extract.
- Coconut Oil
- Almond Oil
- Olive Oil
- Castor Oil
- Avocado Oil
Mix equal amounts of each oil, until the consistency is ideal for you. Castor oil is thicker in consistency, so use more of that if it seems too thin to you. Use the mixture every morning by rubbing it on your skin, leaving it on for two minutes and then washing it off. Pat dry.
Coconut oil is amazing for promoting soft, smooth and good skin. Most body scrubs available in stores do contain coconut oil, and the change is visibly seen. But why pay for a body scrub when you can just make one yourself with ingredients you’re sure to find within your humble abode?
- Coconut Oil
- Essential Oil (Optional)
- Mix the salt and the coconut oil until the smooth;
- Mix the essential oil into it, if you desire;
- Scrub your body with the mixture.
You can also opt to add sugar if you prefer. It is a great natural product and is used to exfoliate for skin that is smooth and glows naturally.
Yup! It also doubles as an eye cream! The benefits are endless! Apply some coconut oil on your eyelids every night before going to bed, and rinse it off in the morning. If you have crow’s feet, puffiness, bags or wrinkles, you can also apply it under your eyes and witness it working within a week.
Age Spots & Wrinkle Prevention
Did you know women are so scared of growing old that they spend thousands upon thousands just to maintain their youthful appearance? I wish someone told them coconut oil does the trick rather well too! Just apply some on your age spots or wrinkles and they’ll fade over time.
Many people who suffer from skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema, noticed a significant and positive change by using coconut oil topically. It also provides relief and works towards healing the skin as quickly as possible.
Bruises & Bug Bites
Coconut oil works wonders when it comes to promoting the healing process. Apply directly to bruises or bug bite – it’ll work by reducing swelling, redness, itchiness and burning sensation.
It’s also great for diminishing dandruff by keeping the scalp hydrated and moisturized. Most oils would actually aggravate dandruff which makes this winner a true champion!
Hair conditioner/ Deep Treatment
Coconut oil has long been known for its amazing qualities of promoting better hair health. In fact, you can ditch your hair conditioner and use the oil as one. Just apply it to your ends, scalp and rub it through your hair. You can use it as a leave-in conditioner or wash it off the next morning – let it act overnight.
Ran out of your favourite underarm roll-on deodorant? Don’t worry. Just apply some coconut oil. For a more powerful combo, use it with baking soda or cornstarch powder.
I hope you were just as impressed as I was when I found out how amazing and beneficial coconut oil really is. It’s also available in any supermarket or pharmacy, which makes it all so much better. Say goodbye to needless spending and say hello to your new best friend!
Did I leave anything out? Did you try out any of the methods I mentioned? If so, please tell me about your experience in the comments section below!