Ladies, let’s prep our hair & skin for spring! Chrissy wrote about understanding the chemicals in your cosmetics and, I agree with her. It is SO SO SO important to know what you put on your skin and hair. One product I’ve been obsessing over is coconut oil (I’m even cooking with it!). Coconut oil is natural and can give you soft, hydrated skin and is pretty much a beauty lifesaver.
Considering its many uses, organic coconut oil is inexpensive. I bought a jar from my local Whole Foods for $14. It’s also found at Trader Joe’s and most grocery stores. The DIY beauty recipes below only use 1-2 ingredients. The jar is huuuuge and I’ve been experimenting with its never-ending beauty uses.
Here are 10 ways you can get spring-ready hair and skin by stirring up beauty recipes in your own kitchen.
1. Lip Scrub
Mix coconut oil with raw sugar and scrub.
2. Face & Body Moisturizer
A one-ingredient wonder. Simply apply generously to your face and body. It’ll feel super greasy, but the oil absorbs fast.
3. Face Wash
Combine equal parts of coconut oil & baking soda.
4. Cuticle Oil
Melt the oil and use as cuticle oil when doing your nails.
5. Body Scrub
Combine coconut oil with raw sugar and scrub.
6. Hair Mask
Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply to your hair in the shower, coveryour hair with a shower cap, and wait 15 minutes before shampooing and conditioning.
7. Hair Conditioner
Apply a small amount (as needed) of coconut oil to your ends prior to shampooing.
8. Lip Balm
Dab some on for soft glossy lips.
9. Hair De-frizzer
Add about 1 teaspoon to your hair for instant shine and frizz free locks.
10. Makeup Remover
Use like a regular make up remover and apply with a cotton ball or swab. I think this works better than most make up removers (especially with stubborn eye makeup).
Do you use coconut oil in your beauty routine? Is there a beauty use we should have included? Do tell in the comments below!