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by Emma Peters August 23, 2016

I love a multi use product, and this is one you need to keep in beauty cabinet at all times.

Coconut oil has been pretty popular for a while now and it’s easy to see why. It’s loaded with nourishing, healing properties that can benefit you from the inside to the outside. Coconut Oil has anti- inflammatory, anti-microbal, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Sound good? Well wait to hear what you can use it for! Who knew?!!

 

Coconut Oil

 

Makeup remover- Rub into the face and rinse off with warm water.

Body Moisturiser- Smooth over the body, keep the skin healthy.

Body Exfoliant- There are many DIY recipes, my favourite scrub I keep in the shower is simply coconut oil, Himalayan Salt and Essential Oils. I like grapefruit for anti cellulite action. Lemongrass is great too for getting the lymph system moving.

Facial exfoliant- A bit of coconut oil mixed with baking soda is nice and gentle. Mix a bit of geranium essential oil in for it’s anti-inflammatory effects. Great for sensitive skin.

Cuticle cream- Rub into the cuticles to soften.

Head Lice Remover– Yup, I’ve needed to use that on the kids more than once, it works! Add a little tea tree oil (Melaleuca) and rub in to the hair. Wrap in glad wrap and leave as long as possible, several hours works well, then use one of those purpose built combs and rinse. No need for expensive toxic smelling chemist concoctions.

Lip Balm- apply neat to your lips to counter dryness and heal chapped lips.

Tooth Paste- Mix a bit with some activated charcoal and brush as usual with your toothbrush.

Lubricant – Yup! Just steer clear of using condoms with it as it might affect the rubber.

Heel Balm- Rub into the heels to treat cracks

After shave – Use post shaving to or waxing to sooth the skin.

Sunscreen- Coconut oil acts as a sunscreen. Dr Bruce Fife who wrote the Coconut Oil Miracle says “Coconut oil has an amazing ability to heal the skin and block the damaging effects of UV radiation from the sun. One of the reasons why it is so effective in protecting the skin is its antioxidant properties, which helps prevent burning and oxidative damage that promotes skin cancer.”

I’d love to know your favourite uses for coconut oil or if there’s anything I’ve missed!

 

 

Sources

Coconut Oil Uses

Coconut Oil as sunscreen

Emma Peters
Emma Peters

Emma Peters, organic makeup artist, creative director and founder of Belle & Sage, is committed to leading the conversation around beauty and wellness. With over twenty years of experience as a make-up artist, she knows you don’t have to sacrifice quality for clean.

She’ll help you find the what, learn the why, nail the how, and everything in between.

Letting you know more, wear better, and start making beautiful choices: from the inside, out.


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