10 Amazing Uses for Coconut Oil.

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Having a child of my own has now made me realize that I need to not only pay attention to what I put into my body… but what I put on it as well. My skin has always been sensitive… and my daughter has my unlucky sensitive genes. And since I now read ingredients on labels I am seeing that alcohol is in almost every lotion or moisturizer,  as well as shampoo…. pretty much any beauty product, in one form or another.

But why??

Oh! You have dry cracked skin?

Here, let me rub some alcohol on that.

Oh, You have dry, damaged hair?

Here let’s moisturize it with some alcohol.

Nature produces wonderful things is it’s original unaltered form. Those wonderful Marketing professionals out there make us believe products out there are better for you, when in actuality, they are not.

When most people think of Coconut Oil they think of cooking. But did you know that Coconut Oil is anti fungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and antiviral?  Seriously some amazing stuff right there! Why would you use things with ingredients when you can use one??

Here are Ten Amazing Uses for Coconut Oil.

1.) Coconut Oil as a Deep Conditioner– Take 1/4 C. Room Temp. Coconut Oil and Massage into Shampooed Hair. Leave one for Ten Minutes. Cover With Warm Towel to help penetrate deep into strands. Rinse well.

2.) Coconut Oil as a DeodorantRecipe here. {this one is thanks to my good friend!… who woulda thought?}

3.) Coconut Oil as a Moisturizer– Scoop it straight out of the jar and rub into dry parts of your body. I use it as a daily moisturizer on my face before I apply my makeup.

4.) Coconut Oil as a Makeup Remover– Take cotton ball, dab into solid coconut oil and viola makeup is gone!

5.) Coconut Oil as a Shaving Cream– Smooth onto skin and razor just glides right through it. Doubles as a moisturizer after!

6.) Coconut Oil as After Sun Care– Replaces Aloe Vera… helps soothe skin after being in the sun.

7.) Coconut Oil as Diaper Rash Cream– since Coconut Oil is anti fungal  this is a great natural remedy for your babies bottom!

8.) Coconut Oil as a Sugar Body Scrub– Recipe here

9.) Coconut Oil as Hair Defrizzer– This is a big one. I buy alot of serums for running through my hair after flat ironing… but this is an easy substitution… just rub a teeny tiny bit in your palms… and smooth strands!

10.) Coconut Oil for Cooking– use it in smoothies, sub out reg oil while baking, butter your toast with it, bake apple crisp with it, fry eggs in it, toss your pasta in it… and feed it to your dog! Helps make their coats shiny!

What do you use Coconut Oil for????

In case you were wondering I love Nutiva Brand Coconut Oil!

 

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