Nature is so amazing. Sometimes as a society we try go to duplicate or even improve on what has already been perfected. Cosmetics companies have worked wonders with new and mind blowing products to preserve beauty. However, sometimes it is reassuring to know that nature already provides us with secret weapons to help us stay young, vibrant, healthy and of course beautiful.
Last winter I browsed the internet looking for an “all natural” conditioner for my dry hair. Much to my amazement I kept coming across coconut oil. So I decided to do my research. What I found blew my mind. Not only could I use this for my hair, I could use it for almost anything. Amazed, I rushed to Trader Joe’s and brought $7 dollar bottle of “Organic Virgin Coconut Oil“. It was in that moment that my obsession began.
Not only is coconut oil good for hair it is also good inside and outside the body. I just couldn’t keep this information to myself. Tell me what girl wouldn’t love or need a “multi-purpose” beauty product?
So here is a quick rundown of why everyone needs a jar of this inside their home.
This guide is broken into three different categories; Hair, Skin, and Health.
It is my hope that after reading this you too will fall in love with coconut oil and, grab yourself a bottle.
Coconut Oil is a Hair Tamer
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Deep Conditioner: Scoop a handful inside the palm of your hand while it is still cold and apply to hair from root to tips. Place a shower cap on and let the oil melt into your hair. Leave on for an hour or two and I promise you will feel the difference.
De-Frizzer: Some of us have more split ends than we care to admit or unusually frizzy hair. Let coconut oil melt into a clear liquid (this can be done by putting the jar under warm water) pour into a water bottle. Spray a little on hair and smooth.
For Skin the list goes on and on and on
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Lotion: A small amount applied continuously keeps skin moisturized all day long. (In the winter I apply a small amount to my face and lips at night. I also apply to my feet after I shower at night as well. I put on warm socks and leave on all night. I have yet to see ash on my feet all winter especially between pedicures).
Acne Dissolver: When applied regularly fades acne blemishes.
Shave Cream: Ladies, applying this as a shave cream makes the skin so soft
and reduces cuts.
Makeup Remover: I usually apply this to my eyes to remove makeup because it is all natural and that area is sensitive. I simply apply a
tiny size enough to fit onto my index finger and gently wipe mascara and eye shadow off with a cloth.
Coconut is Good Health Approved
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Weight Loss: Virgin Organic Coconut Oil contains “Good Fatty Acids” which when used in place of lard, butter, canola oils in cooking can replenish foods with nutrients that promote weight loss.
Allergies and Energy: Taking a small amount daily can improve allergies and stimulate energy.
Medicine: A spoonful taken daily when sick can speed recovery time of cold
The List goes on and on for the benefits of this stuff. Don’t take my word for it though. Click on some of the highlighted words throughout this guide for more in depth knowledge.
Let’s fall in love with what nature has given us
Happy Shopping Beauty Warriors.