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Alternate uses of coconut oil

Over the years, the cosmetic industry has introduced tons of hair and skin care products. The majority of which are infused with harsh chemicals that can do more harm than good. This has caused more people to switch from commercial products to natural ingredients. And one such natural ingredient which is considered the best cure-all by experts is coconut oil.

If you haven’t got any coconut oil in your life yet, you need to get some, fast.

Nutritionists are raving about it, beauty bloggers swear by it, and more importantly it’s totally natural.

Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason, It’s naturally antibacterial, acts as a brilliant moisturiser for your skin, and can penetrate hair better than other oils.

With multiple benefits coconut oil is also a fantastic product to save money with, check out some amazing alternative uses here:

Lip balm

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The variety of minerals in this sweet oil, mean it works wonders for your lips and you can even make your own homemade lip balm out of it!

Full recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Beeswax
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Palm Oil or Olive Oil. The red palm oil adds a little orange/red colour to the lip balm while the olive oil leaves the lip balm a faint yellow color.

Directions:

  • Heat coconut oil, beeswax and red palm oil or olive oil together in double boiler over low heat.
  • Melt oils and wax together.
  • Mix mixture well and pour into storage container.
  • Let cool before using.

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Although it make seem greasy going on to your face, when you wipe it off with a cloth it leaves you with really clean feeling skin.

Replacement cooking oil

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It’s a superfood, packed with nutrients and a ‘healthy fat’. The lauric acid can help kill bacteria and unlike olive oil the goodness in coconut oil won’t disappear when it’s heated.

Cuticle oil

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Use coconut oil in your next at-home manicure. Rubbing the oil into cuticles helps keep germs at bay and will loosen up cuticles, making them easier to push back or cut.

Makeup remover

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Using coconut oil for skin around the eye area will allow you to remove makeup without fear or irritating your eyes. Plus, you’ll give extra hydration to that sensitive area — and reduce your wrinkles! To use, gently rub coconut oil onto lids and dab off eye makeup with a cotton pad or warm washcloth.

Homemade deodorant

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If traditional deodorants irritate your skin, using coconut oil is a great alternative. It hardens into a natural, healthy alternative to store-bought brands that’ll keep you smelling fresh.

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