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So I just so happen to be sitting here with my hair tied up, soaking in some organic coconut oil that I picked up from Whole Foods for about $7! I did some beauty treatments with it back in high school but then randomly stopped, and I’m thinking it’s time to pay homage to my old flame. It’s an affordable alternative to so many beauty products that we spend our money on – with this ~$7 investment you can cover all of your bases from lotions to hair products and shaving gel.

After doing a little research I realized that this goes way beyond beauty, and crosses the boundary into health uses too – you can literally do anything with it:

  • It gives you an energy boost if you eat a spoonful
  • helps strengthen your cuticles if you coat them with a thin layer
  • eat a spoonful with vitamins to help absorption
  • great to add to body lotions or use as body wash or shave gel in the shower
  • acts as a natural deodorant if you dab a little under your arms
  • it can condition your wooden cutting boards in the kitchen
  • moisturizes your lips
  • can be used as a substitute for cooking oil or vegetable oil while cooking
  • put some in bath water for a moisture soak
  • can be used to remove makeup
  • soothes skin irritation, bug bits or stings, athlete’s foot or other fungal infections
  • can be used on cuts and burns (use a thin layer only) to facilitate healing
  • improves thyroid function if you eat 5 spoonfuls a day, as well as overall immune health
  • prevents wrinkles and sagging if you put a little under your eyes
  • can be used as massage oil
  • helps reduce migraines
  • coat your cooking and baking dishes instead of cooking spray
  • it acts as a natural sunscreen
  • for hair: leave in for several hours for a natural conditioner, use as a shampoo, mix with honey for a moisturizing hair mask. It’s lightweight and won’t leave your hair greasy if you cover from ends to scalp, just make sure to rinse out with shampoo

 

 

What do you think?

What do you think of this article? Have you tried organic coconut oil? What are your favorite all-natural beauty treatments and products? Share with us in the comments section below.

Anna Patrick Author: Anna Patrick

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6 Comments

  1. Debbie Debbie says:

    How does it help migraines?

  2. wyser green Wabeauty says:

    I’m trying this……..I never thought of coconut oil.

  3. Meruu Meruu says:

    The BEST thing for a sunburn! Makes the sting and itch disappear, and you don’t peel at all.

  4. Racho Racho says:

    I bought some about 2 months ago and use it for cooking – love it…every so often i put it on my face after a bath, I’m thinking I will make it a routinely thing because it’s awesome, just don’t do it before make up or RIGHT before bed because it does sit on the skin for a bit and is ‘watery’…let it sit for 30 mins or so if you can.

  5. KG KG says:

    Add sugar to coconut oil for a sugar scrub. Great on the hands

  6. Kristy Kristy says:

    Cool post minus one thing:

    Never put oil on a burn. It may feel soothing, but it traps the heat in a burn and can actually make it worse!

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