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The Benefits of Using Coconut Oil in Your Skincare Routine

Updated: Apr 2


Coconut oil is a common ingredient in many beauty products crafted and utilized by communities globally, particularly in tropical and coastal areas. The term "coconut" is believed to have originated from the 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish word, which refers to the head or skull due to its three dents resembling human facial features. Coconut oil is valued in cosmetics and is commonly used in moisturizers and soaps. No wonder coconut oil has become a staple in beauty products worldwide. Rich in nutrients and with a delightful tropical aroma, this versatile oil has captured the hearts of many. Communities in tropical and coastal regions have long recognized its benefits for skin and hair care.

Coconut oil has a rich history, from its origins in the Portuguese and Spanish languages to its widespread use today. Its unique name, derived from its resemblance to a human skull, adds an intriguing layer to its allure.


Coconut oil was used as a remedy for treating infections, healing wounds, promoting the growth of strong bones, and protecting skin against blemishes. In general, coconut oil can penetrate the skin easily due to the small size of its molecules, which are almost as small as essential oil molecules, and allows essential oils to be readily absorbed into the skin when combined with coconut oil. Coconut oil is an excellent emollient to dry itchy skin and hair, remaining suitable for sensitive, inflamed, and irritated skin. Coconut oil can be used for bites as it hydrates and creates a protective barrier on the skin surface, locking in moisture to soft lubricate and calm your skin and hair while preventing dryness and fungus. You can use coconut oil to soothe and calm irritated skin, such as those affected by discomfort or conditions like athlete's foot, psoriasis, and warts.


Coconut oil is a practical, soothing agent for sunburn and blisters. It removes dead skin and forms healthier-looking skin with a glowing complexion. Coconut oil is also effective in boosting metabolism and burning energy. It is believed to control blood pressure and cholesterol by soothing discomfort caused by liver and kidney problems. It also stimulates digestion and insulin secretion to control blood sugar.

Here are some ways you can use Coconut Oil:

  • It is ideal for shaving legs and underarms and serves as a natural antimicrobial with a delightful scent.

  • Enhances hydration and minimizes water loss, making it a fantastic natural moisturizer for the body, face, and hands.

  • An excellent and cost-effective eye cream.

  • Accelerates wound healing when applied topically on animals.

  • Perfect for use as a massage oil.

  • Functions well as a carrier in body scrubs.

  • Effective in body butter.

  • Swipe a small amount over your cheekbone on top of your makeup for a natural highlight.

  • Speeds up the healing process of cold sores, alleviating pain and reducing the risk of scarring and discoloration.

  • Can be utilized as a cuticle oil.

  • When incorporated into lip balms, it alleviates dry, cracked lips.

  • Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it aids in treating skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and others.

  • Assists in minimizing stretch marks.

  • Utilized as an insect repellent

  • Acts as a hydrating and repairing agent when applied as a night cream.

  • Provides natural SPF 8 protection against ultraviolet rays from the sun while also offering relief from sunburn.

  • Softens dry feet and eliminates cracks


Natural Baby Oil

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces coconut Oil

  • 6 drops of vitamin E

  • 4 drops Lavender

  • 4 drops chamomile

Directions:

Mix thoroughly and keep in an airtight container.




Coconut Oil Makeup Remover Pads

  • 1-4 Oz Jar

  • Cotton Pads

  • 1 1/2 -2 tablespoons fractionated coconut Oil

  • 1 teaspoon castile soap

  • Distilled water

  • 1-4 drops Essential oil ( I used Rosemary but lavender or our favorite essential oil)

  • 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil

Directions:

  • Place half of your cotton pad in the jar.

  • Combine fractionated coconut oil, castile soap, vitamin E, and essential oils in a small bowl.

  • Dampen the pads with distilled water and saturate them with half of the mixture.

  • Add the remaining pads, followed by water. Then, apply the rest of the mixture and ensure saturation.

  • Secure the jar lid and shake to mix everything thoroughly.

Usage:

  • To remove makeup effectively, use one pad at a time. Discard the pad after each use, and remember to seal the lid tightly to prevent drying.




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