Vita Coco kindly sent me a mumma and baby set of their best-selling coconut oil. I immediately started researching how best to use it. It can be used in cooking but also as skincare and haircare. So I thought I'd share with you how I've been using it as beauty treatments.
How to Cleanse your Face with Coconut Oil
The jars contain a solidified coconut oil. The best way to use it as a cleanser is to scoop a little out and warm it between your hands with circular motions. It should melt a little and become more smooth and easier to work with. Just slather this balm on, it can be used to remove your make-up or just as a basic cleanser. I just grab a flannel and use warm water to remove the excess once I'm done massaging it into the skin.
How to Make a Face or Lip Scrub with Coconut Oil
Lots of beauty brands use sugar to create an exfoliating scrub. By mixing sugar and coconut oil in a bowl, you can create a completely natural scrub which is very affordable. I would recommend only making small batches s I'm not sure how long it would be useable for.
How to Use Coconut Oil as a Hair Mask
You can just smooth the oil over dry hair when you have warmed it up between your hands, but if you love hot oil treatments you could try heating it up first. The easiest and safest way to do this is to add an egg size amount (for long hair) into a cup and then place in a large bowl with hot water. Keep mixing the solid coconut oil until it becomes a paste-like texture. You can then massage this into split ends and leave on as a hair mask. Don't forget to wash it out after though!
I've heard many people say that coconut oil has helped acne and eczema, it's an affordable, natural alternative to many beauty products. This one from Vita Coco has been fully adapted into my pamper routine.
What do you use coconut oil for?
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