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Enhance Your Natural Beauty with…COCONUT OIL!

Ladies, my last natural beauty post was on extra virgin olive oil, so it’s only fitting that this week, I’m focusing on coconut oil. Since they’re both natural oils, they have similar benefits. However, besides the awesome beachy scent of coconut oil, there are some additional beauty treatments you can enjoy with this moisturizing, antioxidant-filled natural product!

Coconut oil is great for the following beauty treatments:

  • Add sugar to coconut oil to create an awesome facial scrub, or apply it by itself to skin at night to moisturize and soften the face. You can also add a few drops of melted oil to a cotton ball to remove makeup.
  • It’s a great illuminator! Apply to the whole body and/or over makeup on the face for a subtle glow, or just on the cheekbones for enhancement. Plus, it’s a great lip balm and gloss. Just remember: A little goes a long way!
  • The antimicrobial elements of coconut oil make it great for moisturizing and strengthening nails and cuticles. It’s a great hand moisturizer and it also helps treat eczema! And for the feet? It not only softens hard areas on the feet, but it treats fungal issues…just massage onto feet at night and cover with socks!
  • Mix it with baking soda for an all-natural toothpaste.
  • You can make an awesome body scrub, much like the facial scrub above, to exfoliate all over. Or use coconut oil by itself to moisturize the body.
  • Treat acne-prone skin by combining coconut oil with baking soda or salt to create a scrub. Rinse with warm water.
  • Not that you girls need this tip right now, but you can also use it around the eyes to reduce wrinkles!
  • Coconut oil makes a great conditioner. You can apply it to your hair and cover for a few hours, or leave it in overnight. You can also massage it on the ends of your hair to repair damage, or massage it into the scalp to treat dandruff. You even can use it in place of gel or mousse to reduce frizz!
  • You can shave with coconut oil–just apply it to your skin. It’s awesome for sensitive skin!
  • Heal cuts and scrapes by applying coconut oil! Its antiseptic properties not only help resist infection, but the wound heals faster and it helps reduce scarring.

Coconut oil has so many benefits, so why not replace all those expensive, chemical-filled products with one jar of God’s amazing gift?! Just remember that a little goes a long way, so start off with small amounts–you can always add more if necessary. Oh, and look for the extra virgin kind for best results.

Ladies, did you know that coconut oil was such a great beauty product? Do you know of any other ways coconut oil can help enhance your natural beauty? 

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18 Comments

  1. mississippi28

    Posted by mississippi28 on February 15, 2014 at 17:10

    i love theses articles!!!

  2. fgreen1206

    Posted by fgreen1206 on August 15, 2013 at 08:02

    I have a mother that makes everything out of this stuff.

  3. hannah1997

    Posted by hannah1997 on June 21, 2013 at 08:06

    I’m loving these “Enhance your natural beauty with…” articles! XD Keep it up!! 😀

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by cat4584 on June 19, 2013 at 16:03

    i cant believe coconut oil was so useful! thanks so much!

  5. Uchiha_Kaida

    Posted by Uchiha_Kaida on June 19, 2013 at 12:24

    I use natural remedies for about everything XDD (=^・ω・^=)

  6. angelina3001

    Posted by angelina3001 on June 15, 2013 at 15:55

    I love this it’s good to know this i’m so happy i’m on PI! thank you Nicole, Aysha and the rest love you all.

  7. Dee

    Posted by Dee on June 13, 2013 at 06:23

    Random question, do you know of anything top help reduce the look of already formed scars? I got one last year when I got a deep cut from a bit of leftover brake wire on my bike. Its on my knee, and it just kinda annoys me.

  8. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on June 13, 2013 at 01:11

    I love these posts!!!! Keep making them!! We have such a wonderful Creator!!

  9. beautifymysoulgod

    Posted by beautifymysoulgod on June 12, 2013 at 18:01

    Yep. Already use it. another thing it’s good for is it boosts your metabolism.

  10. SingingSara6

    Posted by SingingSara6 on June 12, 2013 at 15:20

    Love these posts 🙂 learning a lot 🙂

  11. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on June 12, 2013 at 15:19

    I love anything with coconut in it! It Is awesome, 🙂

  12. jesslt

    Posted by jesslt on June 12, 2013 at 13:53

    I’m loving these posts! I just went all natural last year and use coconut oil all the time, especially a little bit in my hair to tame frizzes. I’m going to have to try that toothpaste, great tip thanks 🙂

  13. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on June 12, 2013 at 13:24

    Does anyone know where I can get coconut oil, I looked for it at target once, but didn’t know which aisle to look in so please tell me a store that carries it and which aisle to look in!

    • Uchiha_Kaida

      Posted by Uchiha_Kaida on June 19, 2013 at 12:23

      walmart has it :3

    • jillijill20

      Posted by jillijill20 on June 13, 2013 at 11:14

      In any grocery store or health food store- look for the health food/gluten free aisle.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by alaia on June 13, 2013 at 07:01

      If you can order things online, you can find it on Amazon. Trader Joe’s, Sprouts and Whole Foods (if you have one in your area) also sell it in their stores. Not sure which aisle, but anyone who works there can help you find it!

  14. LoVeYoUrSeLf98

    Posted by LoVeYoUrSeLf98 on June 12, 2013 at 13:08

    WHATEVER you do DON’T get it in your eyes..it burns like crazy!

    I use coconut oil all the time! It works great! Keep up the WONDERFUL tips T.M.! <3