.Love. Coconuts. I love the smell, the taste, the different variations you can use and above all: the benefits! Coconuts are not only edible but used for some many other beauty, health and cosmetic benefits. Sorry if i ramble, you know me, but i’ll try to keep this short, sweet and straight to the point <3
WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE COCONUTS:
Coconuts are full of healthy fats that are easy to digest and converted immediately to energy instead of being converted as fat. It’s also proven to help improve endurance, aid in weight loss, prevent heart disease and high blood pressure. It boosts the immune system. I usually buy whatever coconut oil they have in the closest pharmacy or organic supermarket. As long as its pure and there isn’t to many other added ingredients you really cant go wrong. So don’t worry too much about finding a specific brand etc.
Coconut is just an all-round amazing thing that you can use for cosmetic or culinary purposes, basically anything. It’s good for your hair, your body, your face and even for your teeth. Some of the ways i like to use Coconut Oil below:
- HAIR MASK:
I usually put some coconut oil in the lengths of my hair and massage my sculpt with it right before I would want to wash my hair. Then I’ll leave it in for about 20 minutes and wash my hair as usual. But be sure to rinse really well or else you might be stuck with oily hair for the rest of the day, the worst. I do this about once every two weeks, makes my hair super shiny!
- BODY OIL:
I use coconut oil as a completely natural body oil most evenings – on my butt haha 100%. This really helps my skin tissue stay moisturised which helps prevent cellulite and stretch marks. If you have the time and chance to, then try to apply it on your whole body. Just be aware that you might need to walk around naked for a couple of minutes until your skin absorbed all of it!
- LIP BALM:
Something I love to do before applying my lip liner or lipstick or just when I need a little hydrating-kick (i experience dry lips a lot naturally), is putting solid coconut oil on my lips. Best thing, is it tastes amazing if you accidentally lick it off!
- FRIZZ FIGHTING:
If you have a problem with frizzy hair in the summer, like I do, then this is a must-have. If you apply a little tiny bit (!!!!) of oil onto your hair strands, you will notice they immediately look shinier and less frizzy and after a couple of weeks of doing this you will notice your hair is less dry as well! Just be really careful not to use to much and work slowly or else you will have strand that stick together and look oily. NOTHING WORSE THAN OILY HAIR. So i use this instead of a moroccan oil etc.
- MAKEUP REMOVER:
If you take a small amount of coconut oil, rub it between your fingers and massage it into your skin, it works really well as a makeup remover, even for the most stubborn waterproof mascara and lipstick. That’s one of my absolute favourite cosmetic uses of coconut oil!! I told you, its a GEM.
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So basically, if you don’t already have coco oil in your life and beauty regime – please get it and let me know how much you love it!