11. Insect repellent
Put aside the toxic chemicals and make your own repellent to keep insects at bay. To make about eight ounces of repellent, simply mix 8 ounces of coconut oil with 40 to 50 drops of essential oils.
Some favorites are: citronella, clove, eucalyptus, mint and lemongrass. Although you’ll need to reapply throughout the day, you’ll avoid introducing harsh chemicals and toxins into your body.
12. Lip balm
The simplest-looking products are often loaded with frightening ingredients. Instead of accidentally ingesting toxic chemicals through your lip balm, use some coconut oil. It will help you get rid of dry, cracked lips and toxins since it is completely safe for use.
13. Makeup remover
Using coconut oil for skin around the eye area will allow you to remove makeup without fear or irritating your eyes. Plus, you will supply some extra hydration to that sensitive area — and reduce your deep-seated wrinkles! To use, gently rub coconut oil onto lids and dab off eye makeup with a cotton pad or warm washcloth.
14. Massage oil
Why purchase expensive massage oils when it’s so easy to make your own? Combining coconut oil with several drops of your favorite essential oil does the job just as well. It will alleviate sore muscles while also tickling the senses and encouraging a resting meditation.
15. Night cream
Keep your skin hydrating and repairing itself while you are asleep by applying a thin layer of coconut oil gently on your face. If you are prone to acne or have very oily skin, try adding a few drops to your normal moisturizer instead to enhance hydration without adding too much extra oil. If you’d like to use coconut oil as a daytime moisturizer as well, combine it with sunblock to reap the benefits throughout the day without risking sun damage.
16. Scalp moisture
Dry, flaky scalp got you down? Using coconut oil on you hair and scalp will keep the area moisturized, discouraging dandruff growth and keeping hair looking shiny. If you have dry hair ends as well, rub some oil on them to provide deep conditioning.
17. Shaving gel
Believe or not, you can get a close, smooth shave by using coconut oil instead of shaving creams or gels. Coconut oil for skin will help prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn, plus it will naturally add moisture — so no extra products in the medicine cabinet are necessary! Just rub onto skin, shave and pat dry.
18. Skin conditions
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil is on a rise in popularity for treating skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. In fact, a recent study found that 46% of patients with a chronic skin disease who used coconut oil had an excellent response in treating their condition. Meanwhile, only 19% of those who used mineral oil to treat their condition had an excellent response. If you suffer from a skin disease, using coconut oil regularly might help alleviate symptoms.
19. Stretch marks
Stretch marks occur as the skin’s elasticity changes, most frequently after weight gain/loss or pregnancy. Using coconut oil can help reduce these stretch marks that are left behind, helping them fade away more quickly while keeping skin moisturized to allow quicker shrinking.
20. Sunburn relief
You fell asleep in the sun and got a little too much sun on your skin? Well, the amazing coconut oil can help soothe inflamed skin, reduce redness and rehydrate skin almost overnight. The caveat is that while coconut oil does provide minimal sun protection — about SPF 4 — I’d recommend adding red raspberry seed extract or zinc oxide to make a stronger sunblock if you plan to be in the sun for an extended period of time.
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