One day as I was watching YouTube videos on how to make stove-top popcorn I came across one recipe that used coconut oil. I had never cooked with coconut oil before, so I decided to go on a search looking for this magical substance .I found it, and it was in its purest form. I read the package and it said "Also great for skin and hair!" Of course, I read up on this claim and came across a number of wonderful uses for coconut oil. I also discovered it has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Below I will show you my top 10 uses for coconut oil and how it has worked for me . .(Retails: $10-$19)
1. The best make-up remover!
I've used a few drugstore make-up removers, and I know that high-end make up removers can be really expensive. Personally I don't use a lot of heavy make up, but I use mascara and the occasional eyeliner, and it can be very difficult to remove. Coconut oil makes the removal of makeup so simple and easy. And it's great knowing you're not putting any harsh chemicals or foreign substances on the delicate skin around your eyes.In fact, it's more beneficial to use coconut oil as it moisturizes and helps prevent wrinkles. Now it doesn't just measure up to the best drugstore make-up remover, it goes far beyond that. I'd consider it the best makeup remover of ALL TIME!
2. For Baby's Skin
Coconut oil works just as good as your normal baby oil for moisturizing and protecting your baby's sensitive skin. It's also works great as a diaper rash cream, and treats other types of rashes your baby may develop. Recently I used coconut oil to treat a viral rash my baby developed all over his face and body. Typically there's nothing you can do about a viral rash, But I remembered that coconut oil contains anti-viral properties, so it felt good that I was at least doing something to help treat his rash.
3. For Your Skin!
Personally I use coconut oil on my skin as a moisturizer, anti-aging product and a makeup remover either in a bath or directly applied. It's great knowing that coconut oil is 100% natural. Here are some other uses for coconut oil on the skin :
- As a moisturizer
- To prevent wrinkles
- Treat age spots
- To prevent and treat stretch marks
- Heals skin
- Use as a chap stick
- To treat athletes foot
- Use as a lanolin cream
- Soothes eczema
- As a sunscreen (search for recipe)
- Personal lubricant
- Treats mosquito bites
- As a natural deodorant
- Apply to nails to help them grow
- Helps treat and heal cold sores