Coconut oil can be used in numerous ways as a part of your everyday beauty routine, so make sure you always keep some of it in the bathroom.Here are ways to use it:
- Massage Lotion
You can use this oil during a massage to reduce stress and relax the body and mind.
- Oil Pulling
Coconut oil is an excellent oil pulling ingredient. It effectively removes plaque and toxins from the oral cavity. You should swish 2 tablespoons of it in the mouth in the morning, on an empty stomach, and then spit it out. Do not swallow it as it is loaded with bacteria, but brush your teeth afterward. Coconut oil can also serve as toothpaste.
- Toenail Fungus
Coconut oil efficiently destroys fungal cell membrane, as its fatty acids permeate the cell membrane disturbing its activities, and causing cell destruction. You should apply the oil on the area, and leave it to be absorbed. Repeat this 2-3 times during the day until you get the desired effects.
- Skin Moisturizer
Coconut oil nourishes the skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and free of stretch marks and scars. It enters deeply into the skin pores, removing dirt and eliminating the oily shine.
- Hair Treatment
You can use coconut oil before or after washing the hair, in order to reduce the protein loss and repair the damage to the hair. You need to apply half a tablespoon of the oil from the hair ends to the roots, or a bit more or less, depending on the hair volume. Leave for 15 minutes, and wash as usually.
You can use coconut oil while shaving, or after shaving, to prevent skin irritations and rashes, due to its potent antimicrobial properties.
- Nail health
Rub some coconut oil on the hands, fingers, and cuticles, in order to strengthen them and prevent fungal infections.
- Soothe Minor burns and irritations
Apply coconut oil n minor burns, irritations, and rashes to soothe them. You can also mix it with tea tree oil, which has powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and apply the mixture on the affected area.
- Eye Makeup Remover
Use this oil to easily remove makeup. Apply it on the face, and the makeup will be dissolved, so you can wash it off right away.
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