Coconut Oil, the amazing beauty oil with a number of benefits. As popular as it is, many are curious as to how to achieve the most benefits. Below are some ways our COCOBloggers love to incorporate it into their routine – as well as a few other tried and true ways for using this versatile oil.
According to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science, coconut oil out performs sunflower oil and mineral oil, and is the only oil that reduces protein loss. This gives supreme moisture and revitalizes damaged hair.
“Coconut oil, I used it for hair and skin” – Mikelah Rose, styleandvibes.com
“Coconut oil is also amazing. I use it on my face from time to time, my hair often and even on my skin.” – Cortnie Elizabeth, stylelustpages.com
Coconut oil contains Lauric Acid, which can be used to effectively and naturally treat acne. Lauric Acid can help stop the growth of bacteria on the skin 15 times better than chemicals used in over-the-counter acne medications. It can also be used to remove stubborn eye-makeup. Cosmetic chemist Joseph Cincotta states that “Coconut oil solubizes or breaks up water-resistant substances used in eye shadow and mascara, releasing them from the skin and lashes.”
Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic ritual practiced for years in Hindu communities. You swish the Coconut Oil around in your mouth for 15 minutes and force it between the teeth. According to CNN, oil pulling had a significant effect on plaque and gingivitis in a study published in 2013.
“100% Pure Coconut Oil – My skin and hair loves coconut oil! I use it pretty much all over to soften, smooth and add a healthy sheen.” – Amber McKinnon, brownbombshellbeauty.com
“This off the shelf multipurpose item is in my arsenal as a pre-shampoo hair treatment, makeup remover, cuticle softener, and skin hydrator. When all else fails, grab some coconut oil – it’ll probably work wonders!” – Nicole Walters, napturalnicole.com
How do you use coconut oil?