Being summer I thought it best to share with you my top 5 uses for coconut oil that I use in my beauty routine which helps keep my skin soft and my hair shiny. This wonder oil will not only help you reduce the amount of products you keep in your bathroom but also save you money. A jar of coconut oil can last a long time and you only need to use this oil sparingly to start receiving it's benefits. This do-it-all ingredient can be used to moisturise skin and remove makeup, but that's just the beginning. Here are all the ways you can incorporate coconut oil into your beauty routine.


Mix a half cup of sea salt or sugar with an equal amount of melted coconut oil, and then use your hands to rub it over any rough patches of skin. The scrub moisturizes while removing dead skin cells. The result: skin that's baby soft. Add a little more salt or sugar for the extra tough skin on your feet and elbows. 


Rub a pea size amount of coconut oil between your fingers to warm it up, and then apply it to the bottom couple inches of your hair for all day frizz protection. If you have thicker, coarser hair like myself, apply the coconut oil from mid-shaft to ends for added frizz control. Bonus: It also leaves hair extra shiny and soft! Remember don't over do it though only use a small amount as you don't want your hair to become too oily.


Chapped lips don't stand a chance against ultra-hydrating coconut oil. Scoop some into a spare contact lens holder and throw it in your purse so you can dab it on with your finger throughout the day. You can use an old lip balm jar to store it in so you can take it with you to use throughout the day.


Grab half a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub between your hands until warm. Lightly dab over face after cleansing and massage gently onto your face. Use before you put on your daily moisteriser. 


As a solid, coconut oil's creamy texture makes it the perfect light moisturizer to slather all over. Apply a quarter sized amount right after you get out of the shower so it can sink into your warm skin. The light tropical scent that lingers after it's applied. Add in a few drops of peppermint or lavender oil for a massage mix. 



DIY, BeautyEmily SymesComment