Coconut oil is the G.O.A.T of all oils. There are a million in one ways to use the oil, from a moisturizer for your hair, face, & body to a makeup remover, energy booster, and a host of food, medicinal and even household uses. They say when your life is falling apart, just pour some coconut oil on it. Yup, it’s really that life changing. Here are four ways interesting ways to use coconut oil as a part of your beauty routine.
We all desire to have a whiter smile, and a coconut oil DIY toothpaste will do just the trick. Coconut oil can be used in conjunction with baking soda, and a few drops of your favorite minty essential oil to make this easy natural toothpaste. Another way to achieve a whiter smile with coconut oil is by oil pulling. Oil pulling is simply putting a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swishing it around, just as you would a mouthwash. Oil pulling detoxifies and will improve your oral health by killing bad breath, reducing plaque + gingivitis and again, whitening your teeth.
Ever give your antiperspirant stick a twist only to find out that you have zero product left? Yes, it has happened to nearly everyone at some point in their lives. If you have a jar of coconut oil on deck, just slab a bit on your underarms and you’ll be good to go. Because of the antibacterial properties found in the oil, it will fight against odor-causing bacteria. Ladies, even go the extra mile with moisturizing with the oil between the “girls”, as most of us tend to sweat in this area. You’ll remain fresh with a hint of a tropical scent.
I must admit that I was a bit skeptical when I heard that you can even use coconut oil as a shaving cream. I was so used to lathering up a cream that I thought the slippery oil was a recipe for nicks and cuts. But girl, was I surprised! After shaving my legs with coconut oil, I experienced the closet shave ever and my legs were smooth as silk. You can use this method in or out of the shower.
If you don’t want to break the bank with purchasing expensive highlighters, save your coins and turn to the au naturale choice of coconut oil for your highlighting needs. You can mix a small amount in your foundation that will give you a dewy finish and exaggerate the highlights on your face, or dab a bit on your cheekbones for a natural glow and let your #blackgirlmagic shine through.
What are some ways that you use coconut oil in your beauty routine?