That jar of coconut oil sitting in your pantry is about to be gone.

A long time ago, coconut oil was a random cooking aid your great grandma swore by. Now, coconut oil has taken on a life of its own by appearing not only in the kitchen, but the bathroom, gym bag, and travel kit. This stuff not only makes food taste good, but helps your natural beauty shine through. (Ugh, can we get more cliché?)

Coconut oil has many beauty benefits but we are going to spill our 7 favorites. After reading this article, you’re going to want to try them yourself.

Hair

Coconut oil is a life saver for your hair. It can be used in the shower as a conditioner, hair growth promoter, tame frizz, and act as a lice prevention mechanism. After shampooing, use the coconut oil to coat the ends of your hair then massaging the oil into your scalp. Then slap on a shower cap for an hour to let the oil do its thing. Rinse out and voila- beautifully conditioned hair that smells bomb, too.

 

Shaving cream

Two shower uses for coconut oil?! Scoop out some coconut from the jar, warm up between your palms and smooth out on dry or wet skin.Grab your handy dandy razor to remove the pesky stubble.

 

Body moisturizer

After your shower (or bath), pat dry then warm up the coconut oil between your palms and slather on like you would a traditional lotion. Plus, you’ll smell like an island goddess.

 

Makeup remover

Do you have different makeup removing products for different types of makeup? Coconut oil will remove all kinds of makeup from your body. Yes, even waterproof mascara. Coconut oil is a cost effective way to remove makeup from your skin.

 

Prevent split ends

If you must skip a hair appointment, use coconut oil to save your ends until you can see your stylist. While your hair is dry, warm up the coconut oil between your palms and run the oil through the ends. This will help protect hair from splitting.

 

Oil pulling

Put a halt to your halitosis and try swishing around coconut oil in your mouth. Swish for up to 20 minutes then spit the oil out in the trash can (not the sink!). Oil pulling may help detoxify the body of chemicals and help strengthen gums.

 

Lip scrub

Exfoliate your lips with a healthier alternative. Just by mixing coconut oil and brown sugar, you can create a thick consistency- perfect for a scrub. Once you’ve exfoliated, wash off the scrub, pat dry, and lock in moisture with coconut oil to prevent chapped lips.

Do you have any other coconut beauty tips? Let us know in the comments below how you use coconut oil as part of your beauty regimen.

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