Coconut oil has many uses. When it comes to its best use it is of course connected with treatment of skin. Coconut oil is high in nutrients and it has a lot of beneficial properties.
The reason for writing this article is to reveal the 5 unique ways which you can use to treat your skin properly and rejuvenate it completely.
The 5 Ways
1. Homemade Liquid Soap
Coconut oil can be used to prepare a homemade liquid hand soap. This way you will enhance the state of your skin and save money, too. You will also avoid any negative effects of chemicals which can be found in the products you purchase. This soap will nourish the skin naturally and It will prevent it from drying. It will also make it smooth, soft and clean.
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)
- 1 cup virgin coconut oil
- A few drops of essential oils for fragrance (optional)
In a cup of extra virgin coconut oil add the vitamin E and some essential oils if you’d like. Whip this mixture in a blender or a kitchen mixer for 6-7 minutes on high speed. Finally, just pour it in a container and it will be ready to use.
2. Whipped Coconut Oil Cellulite Cream
One of the most common issues today has to be cellulite and everybody is trying to find a solution to get rid of it. Coconut oil can be very helpful, it is very cheap and it provides incredible effects.
- ¾ cup Coconut Oil
- 30 drops Grapefruit oil
- 2 tablespoons shaved Beeswax
- 10 drops Rosemary oil
- 30 drops Cypress oil
- 3 tablespoons Witch Hazel
- 10 drops Juniper oil
Mix all of these essential oils and the witch hazel. Then, melt the beeswax over low heat and add the coconut oil. When they are in liquid form just add the mixture of the essential oils and blend them all together. Finally, pour the mixture into a container and remember to keep it in a cool and dry place.
3. Coconut Oil Hand Cream
If you are one of those people who have dry and rough hands due to the bad and cold weather we are here to offer you a solution. Coconut oil is great for this problem as it can reverse the dry skin without any side-effects. You can make it at home and it will nourish your skin and make your hands smooth and soft in no time.
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1/8 cup cocoa butter
- 1 tablespoon aloe Vera juice
- 1/8 cup Shea butter
- 5-10 drops essential oils (optional)
- 1 tablespoon liquid oil of choice (such as jojoba, sweet almond etc..)
Heat the coconut oil, cocoa butter and shea butter over low head so that they can melt. Then, remove them from the heat and add the essential oils, liquid oil and aloe Vera juice. Finally, stir well and pour the mixture in a container to store it.
4. Night Skin Care
Coconut oil also works as nighttime skin care cream. Just apply a bit on the skin before you go to bed and leave it. The next morning your skin will be fresh, clean and soft as this oil deeply enters the skin and it nourishes it.
- 1 cup coconut oil, solid
- ¼ tsp tea tree oil
- ½ tsp vitamin E oil
Just whip the coconut oil in an electric mixer until it becomes light and fluffy. Then, add the tea tree oils and the vitamin E and store the cream in the fridge. Apply it on your face before you go to bed.
5. Chemical-Free Shaving Cream
Everyone buys shaving creams in the store. But, those creams can be quite expensive and they are also very rich in chemicals which are dangerous for our health. Thus, you should avoid using them for the underarms and legs. This is why we offer you this solution instead.
Coconut oil is cheap and very natural and it also has a pleasant smell and antimicrobial properties. This will soothe the skin after you shave and it will leave it radiant and moisturized.
- 2/3 coconut oil
- 2/3 cup Shea nut oil or Shea butter
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- ¼ cup olive oil or grapeseed oil
- Contents of 2 vitamin E capsules(optional)
- 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils/oil blend
Just melt the Shea nut oil and the coconut oil together and after you turn the heat off stir in the olive oil or grapeseed oil. Then, add the essential oils and pour the mixture in a suitable container. Finally, stir it well and put it in the fridge.
As soon as it becomes solid, add the baking soda and the vitamin E capsules to an electric stand mixer and beat it until you get the desired consistency.
There you have it. All the ways which you can use the cheap and beneficial coconut oil which will help you with a lot of cosmetic problems. The only thing left to do is concoct these remedies and watch them work their magic.