Coming from an Asian background, the benefits of Coconut Oil are not new to me. I still remember being smothered in the stuff when I was barely waist high!
I have slowly seen this amazing product rise to super power status. There is so much available on the internet as to how many ways you can use it. Therefore, I wanted to share how I have used it for almost three decades. It gives me great pleasure in sharing my love of the white creamy multi-tasking gem of a product.
My Favourite Uses for Coconut Oil
■ As a Makeup remover: lightly dip a cotton pad in coconut oil, works wonders on mascara and eye makeup too!
■ As a body cream: smother some coconut oil on after a shower and nightly. A cost effective way of achieving baby soft skin.
■ As a Winter or Dry skin moisturizer: Coconut oil is great in colder months for extra hydration. ■ Hair: Massage your scalp & hair with coconut oil, cover with a hot towel, wash your hair shampoo after an hour. Or if you really want soft hair then leave in over night. (minus the wet towel!)
■In food: use coconut oil instead of another cooking oil, or add to smoothies for extra energy!
Here’s one of my all time favourite ways to use coconut oil.
I am pretty addicted to home made face and body scrubs and this combination is one of my absolute favourites.
Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub:
1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil, and 1 tsp real vanilla extract.
Mix them all together and transfer to an airtight jar. It will keep well for a couple of weeks on the bathroom shelf!