101 Science-Backed, Evidence-Based Uses for Coconut Oil That Will Change Your Life

As you probably already noticed, coconut oil is all around us! Everyone speaks about it, all women started using it, and all magazines publish articles about it.

Well, there is a reason for it. In fact, there are over 101 reasons for it.

Coconut oil has been used for centuries, and it is high in antioxidants, nutrients, and fat-soluble vitamins. Moreover, this oil is soothing and hydrating for the skin and has beneficial effects on the hair.

Yet, the thing is that its uses are countless, as follows:

Body and Skincare

For topical use, choose a cosmetic grade coconut oil. For the DIY cosmetic treatments, fractionated coconut oil, which has been deprived of its long-chain triglycerides, as it has better stability, longer shelf life, powerful antioxidant effects, and anti-aging and skin-soothing properties.

Here is how to use coconut oil for the skin, hair, and body:

Reduce Wrinkles: Apply some coconut oil to the wrinkles and lines to soften the ski and diminish their appearance.

Detangle Hair: Dampen the hair a bit, apply some coconut oil, and leave it for a few minutes. Then, gently comb through the tangles.

Improve Hair Growth: It reduces the breakage of hairs and strengthens the hair.

Puffy Eyes: Apply some coconut oil around the eyes at bedtime to reduce the puffiness.

Moisturize The Skin: You can freely use it anywhere on the body, and you can mix it with essential oils for aromatherapy effects.

Conditioner: Coconut oil will repair split ends, hydrate the scalp, and provide a healthy glow of the hair. In a small container, place 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, and put the container in a larger bowl with warm water to soften the oil. Then, apply it on damp hair, and massage to the roots. Wrap the head in a towel and leave it to act for an hour. Rinse.

Fight Dandruff: Leave the melted coconut oil on the hair overnight to hydrate the scalp, and wash it off in the morning.

Shaving Cream: If you are prone to dry skin and razor burn, coconut oil is perfect for you. It hydrates the skin and keeps the hairs stand up straight.

Aftershave: Coconut oil is an effective and soothing aftershave as well.

Protect Hair from Sun: Put some coconut oil in the hands, and run the fingers through the hair and scalp. Tan, brush the hair evenly for sun protection and frizz control.

Lip Balm: Apply solid coconut oil on the lips to moisturize them, heal the cracked lips, and protect against sun damage.

Exfoliating Body Scrub: Coconut oil is an excellent base for face and body scrubs. Just melt half a cup of it, add 2-4 tablespoons of white or brown sugar, stir, and pour into muffin tins or soap mold. Leave them in the fridge to cool, and then, slice off a piece and exfoliate the damp skin.

Exfoliate The Face. Mix coconut oil with baking soda in equal amounts to scrub the face, brighten the complexion, and remove dirt.

Face Mask: The following homemade facial mask can quickly clear the complexion: mix a tablespoon of this oil and a tablespoon of raw honey, apply it to the fact, and leave it for 20 minutes. Then, wash it off with warm water.

Exfoliate The Feet: Mix it with coarse sea salt in 1:2 ratio and scrub the soles of the feet.

Soften Elbows: Rub a bit of coconut oil on the dry or cracked elbows to soften the skin.

Heal Cracked Heels: Apply coconut oil on the cracked and dry heels to soften them.

Nail and Cuticle Treatment: Rub some coconut oil into the cuticles at bedtime every night to soften them and stimulate nail growth.

Mascara Brush Cleaner: Soak the brush in coconut oil for 5 minutes to eliminate the buildup.

Enhance Eyelashes: Swab some coconut oil on the eyelashes to make them full of volume and life.

Cheekbone Highlighter: Add some coconut oil to the cheekbones after you have applied makeup to highlighting them.

Exfoliate The Lips: Mix a teaspoon of it with 2 teaspoons of sugar to soften the lips.

Massage Oil: This oil is perfect for massage, and its antioxidants are excellent for the skin and muscles.

Remove Skin Wax: Apply coconut oil on the hair and wipe it along with the leftover wax using a warm washcloth.

Makeup Remover: It is a safe and non-irritating way to remove your makeup. Simply apply it with the fingertips and massage it in a circular motion. Then, wash it off with water.

Bath Oil: Add a bit of coconut oil to your warm bath to naturally coat and refresh the skin. To prepare coconut oil bath melts, heat a cup of coconut oil, add 15 drops of essential oils, and pour the mixture into molds. When cool, drop a melt in the bath to dissolve.

Personal Lubricant: Coconut oil is an amazing and safe lubricant, but do not use it with condoms.

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