Tuesday, February 18, 2014

all about coconut oil


is coconut oil the new fad in beauty products?

let me tell you some of the benefits that i've found of coconut oil and then you can answer my question...

many of you know that i've struggled with acne for a few years now.  not fun!  i'm an adult not a teenager.  with my struggles came hours and hours of trying different remedies.

i finally started using dermalogica products and that seems to keep it calm (most of the time anyway) but the best results came when i discovered this amazing product called coconut oil.  yes coconut oil!
we found a jar at TJ Maxx for 6 dollars!  it's usually 15 at our local grocery store.
now to get the full benefits from this amazing oil, you need to get the virgin/ unrefined version.  i use the refined version from time to time, but the best results happen when i use the virgin.

for my face i use a few different techniques with coconut oil.  for a scrub i mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with a little bit of baking soda (enough to make a paste) and after i rinse and my face is dry i use the coconut oil for a moisturizer.
i have also used it as a mask by mixing a teaspoon of coconut oil with a little bit of nutmeg and honey (again enough to make a paste) it's messy but so totally worth it!  it smells amazing, and after you take the mask off it's almost as if your face is glowing!

so not only do i use coconut oil for my face, but i also use it for so many other things.

1. shaving cream
2. lip balm
3. hand cream
4. cuticle softener
5. hair mask
6. hot oil hair treatment
7. eye makeup remover
8. hair detangler
9. eye cream
10. body scrub (mix with sugar)

studies have also shown that the intake of coconut oil can help our bodies fight off viruses and bacteria!
so see not only does it make you beautiful, but healthy too!

i'm telling you!  you can't go wrong with this product.  it's saved my life (ok not literally, but it's definitely made me one happy girl) 




4 comments:

  1. I'm convinced there's nothing coconut oil CAN'T DO! I started using this product as a makeup remover/moisturizer a year or so ago, and I'll never use anything else!

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  2. I am LOVING this list. I also use it in my mouth once a week as a "mouthwash" it's kind of gross but totally works!

    It's a miracle oil!

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  3. I am definitely trying the face mask and the hair mask tonight I think! I have acne prone skin as well and it would be nice to find a way to keep in shining and beautiful without adding the oily lotions to my face.

    However I have finally found a face lotion that I love!

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  4. I love coconut oil and need to use it more often. I use it as "mouthwash" when I remember and it makes my teeth feel so clean!

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