We constantly learn more and more about the benefits of coconut oil. It can be used in so many various ways. We have made a compilation of 15 reasons why you should always keep organic, extra-virgin coconut oil in your bathroom.
- Hair condition
Instead of using store-bought conditioner that is usually full of chemicals you can try coconut oil. Apply 1 tablespoon of it to your scalp and massage towards the ends of the hair. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash your hair. You can also let it stay overnight and wash it off in the morning.
- Oil pulling
Coconut oil eliminates oral bacteria and toxins from the mouth and provides extra care for the gums and teeth. Take 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for about 10-20 minutes, then spit it out and rinse your mouth with water. Repeat this every morning.
- Makeup remover
Coconut oil eliminates makeup very efficiently and also moisturizes the skin.
- Body moisturizer
You can use coconut oil every day or after a shower to moisturize your face, hands and entire body.
- Lips protection
Coconut oil provides protection for your lips from environmental pollution and it also hydrates them. You can use it every day.
Synthetic antiperspirants are full of harmful chemicals. To protect your health you can switch them with coconut oil. Apply a mixture of coconut oil and a drop of essential oil on your armpits every day.
- Razor burn prevention
Instead of using shaving cream you can apply coconut oil which makes the skin soft and smooth while protecting it from razor burns.
- Face wash
Prepare your own oil cleansing by mixing equal parts of coconut and castor oil and massage them on your skin. Afterwards wipe the excess oil with a warm washcloth.
- Soothe rashes
You can use coconut oil as a natural treatment for mild allergic reactions or rashes.
- Cuticle treatment
Prevent dry and flaky cuticles by massaging coconut oil in and around the nail beds several times a day.
- Fight foot fungus
Apply coconut oil on the bottoms of your feet to treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
- Moisturizing bath
For a luxurious and fragrant bath add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and a few drops of essential oil of your choice in your tub.
- Homemade toothpaste
Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 drops of peppermint essential oil and brush your teeth with the mixture as you usually do.
- Body scrub
You can make your own body scrub by mixing equal amounts of coconut oil and sea salt. Use the mixture while in the shower and then rinse it off with water. You can also use sugar or baking soda instead of sea salt.
- Fight frizz
Apply a few drops of coconut oil on wet or dry hair to prevent it from becoming frizzy.