As you know, I found alternative “natural” products to take care of our bodies and of course I had to do an exclusive post about the famous coconut oil….does anyone here already use it?!
I must confess that I started using it not too long ago and I was so interested in its benefits that I had to come share them with you some amazing tricks that I learned and that definitely works! For those who don’t know, in addition to improving the immunity, coconut has antioxidant properties – it resets vitamins and mineral salts, decreases the bad cholesterol, helps in weight loss and is naturally an antibacterial and anti fungal agent. Moreover, the best thing is that it is super affordable and will last you months.
Now let’s get started with the tip on how to include coconut oil on your daily skincare, haircare and overall body.
Coconut oil is perfect for moisturizing the hair strands in the following ways: the first option is to apply a generous quantity on the entire hair during the night (do not apply on the roots), make sure to leave the strands very oily, make a braid and go to sleep. In the morning, wash normally, you will notice that your hair will be super hydrated and with a wonderful shine. The second option is to mix a teaspoon of oil with a hair mask. It will give a strengthened effect to your weekly hydration. Finally, use a small quantity for your ends right after you are done using a hot tool on your hair, but it has to be just a tiny amount so that it doesn’t leave your strands looking oily.
An interesting curiosity that my hairdresser cleared up for me is that the indian hair that are sold as hair extensions (one of the best qualities in the market) have been treated and hydrated with coconut oil.
Hydrate the Body
In addition to moisturizing your hair, coconut oil is also perfect to moisturize the body. Some people use it by itself and some mix it with an essence (Lavender is a great option) to give a light scent. It leaves the skin super soft, I generally I apply it at night before bedtime.
Yes! Coconut oil is also a make-up remover, can you believe it? The good thing is that it even revokes waterproof mascara. Just add a tiny bit on a cotton ball or Q-tip and it will remove everything!
Mix coconut oil with sugar and gently exfoliate your face! I suggest you do this before you shower and only once a week because oil leaves the skin oily and after exfoliation, you should always wash your face with your favorite cleanser.
I haven’t tried this yet but I have heard so many people saying that despite it being a time consuming process, it works. The recipe is super simple: when you wake up, still fasting and without brushing your teeth, swish 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, repeat the same thing before bedtime.
Natural Pre Workout
This is a valuable tip for those who don’t like to use supplements for an extra boost before the workout. Mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with a cup (200ml) of coffee, mix well and voilà, its ready! The coconut oil is a thermogenic by increasing the beta-oxidation and the enzymes of satiety, which inhibit the hunger and in that way help with weight loss.
These are a few tips of how to use this oil that has become so famous around the world. Remember to always get the extra virgin unrefined coconut oil.
Do you already include this miracle oil on your daily beauty routine? Let me know some of your tips!