Chances are, you already know that you can cook with coconut oil. Organic, extra virgin coconut oil adds a wonderful flavor to many dishes – my favorite snack is popcorn popped in coconut oil.
But, did you know that you can also use this extraordinary food in your beauty regimen? You are about to find out!
Anti-Frizz Agent: My hair cannot decide what it is – curly or straight so it freaks out somewhere in the middle! AND, I live in humid, subtropical Florida! Hair Nightmare Extraordinaire!! It WAS a nightmare until I started using a little coconut oil on my hair when it was wet. With just a few drops of coconut oil, I have tamed the frizzy hair beast. When I used the store-bought anti-frizz products, my hair would be better for a little while. By the end of the day, my hair was frizzy AND dry, thereby making the problem worse in the long run, not better. Using organic, extra virgin coconut oil changed all that.
Skin Moisturizer: Rub this luxurious oil over your skin after a shower and enjoy soft, supple skin. This moisturizer won’t clog your pores or introduce chemicals and preservatives into your body. Just healthy and natural softness! I really like that this oil soaks in so quickly. I’ve used olive oil in the past as well and that takes quite a bit longer to absorb. Coconut oil is still an oil, so just make sure it’s all soaked in before you pull your clothing over your skin.
Hot Oil Treatment: Every once in a while, your hair needs to be pampered and spoiled. Extra virgin coconut oil is the perfect ingredient for the job! Using the same steps as you did above to fight dandruff, apply a liberal amount of coconut oil to your scalp and hair all the way to the roots. Really make sure all those split ends get covered. Carefully tie a plastic bag over your hair – this will keep your body heat in and warm up the oil. Shampoo in the morning and enjoy healthy hair!
Those are just a few of the uses for organic, unrefined coconut oil in your beauty regimen! Start experimenting – there are many more ways to use this powerhouse oil in your everyday life!