Incorporate coconut oil into your daily life

Friday, August 23, 2013

With all these new products and tons of chemicals we don't know how to pronounce or what they do, why not bring it back to the basics? Natural and raw products that love our bodies as much as we love them. So what's a natural oil you can incorporate into your daily life? COCONUT OIL!

Coconut oil is moisturizing for your skin, conditions the hair, and strengthens the nails. Coconut oil has vitamin E in it that helps to make your skin smooth, soft, and younger looking. For your hair it can help with grown, damage, dryness, moisturizing, conditioning, it does it all. When it comes to your nails, it can help condition cuticles and can be used to moisturize and condition your hands/feet. 

So how can YOU incorporate this into your daily life? Well, I'll tell you. 

So it's the day before school right? Your hair is feeling your dry along with your feet and hands. So what do you do? Get out your trusty RAW coconut oil. 

To condition your hair, take 1 inch sections and use about half a tablespoon of coconut oil to lather your hair. Rub it between your hands until it melts and feels about oily. Do this all your head. Make sure to comb through with a wide tooth comb. Now you can either wash it out after 30-40 minutes or leave it in over night. Make sure to shampoo well enough so that all of the oil is out of your hair. This will leave your hair feeling soft and shiny. Style as you want, and head off to school!

Rough feet but not enough time to head to the salon for a pedicure? Use the coconut oil to soothe roughness from your feet. You want to do this over night so just take a generous amount of coconut oil and rub it between your hands. Rub it onto your feet focusing on the rough parts and put a sock on immediately after. Wear them over night and the coconut oil will condition your feet throughout the night. 

Now lets talk about nails. Again, you didn't have time to go to the salon so take the time out to do your nails yourself. Push back those cuticles, file, and paint your nails as you please. After fully drying, take some of the coconut oil and rub it into your nails and cuticles. With whatever's extra, just rub it all over your hands. 

That's all the prepping for the night, now it's the day of school. You wash your face to find out you ran out of your favorite moisturizer. Don't worry though, take a little bit of coconut oil (less is more) and rub this on your face. Your skin will soak it all up without feeling greasy. Just keep in mind that less is more and you'll be good. 

Out of your favorite lotion also? Don't worry about that either. You can use the coconut oil in place of lotion to condition your skin as well. As for you hair, if you want to give it that extra shine, just rub a little bit throughout your hands and run it through your hair! Vuala! You have just used coconut oil to deal with some of your basic beauty needs. 

Did you also know you can use coconut oil for cooking in place of other oils and butter? That's another topic to post about though. How do you use coconut oil in your daily routines? From one beauty lover to another, see you soon!

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