Hello my beautiful friends! You will have noticed that I’ve been MIA from the blog for almost two years now. Splitting my time between Mommy duties and managing our business has been challenging, as I barely get time to produce fun and creative videos and blog posts. However, I’m committed to managing my time better, and we also have a new addition to our team - “Hi Emma!“- who will be helping me to keep this blog more active.
Following the launch of our new Love Hair coconut oil this month, I would like to share with you my top 10 beauty uses of coconut oil. It’s such a versatile product which can be used from head to toe!
1. FACE MOISTURIZER/FACE MASK
For days when you don’t have to leave the house straightaway and when you don’t need to wear makeup, you can use all-natural coconut oil as a face moisturizer. Surprisingly it doesn't leave you feeling greasy or shiny like you'd think it would. Apply it all over your face and neck and it will instantly absorb into your skin, leaving it glowing, soft and smooth.
Bonus: you smell like tropical coconuts!
2. HAIR MASK
Coconut oil used as a hair mask or deep conditioner is super effective because it's so rich in fatty acids that soften your hair, and trap moisture inside, resulting in soft, silky, shiny, frizz-free hair. As you probably know from my videos, I’ve been using coconut oil on my hair for years! It does wonders for my dry and frizzy hair.
The best way to apply it is to rub a small amount between your hands, then apply it to your hair from roots to ends. The longer you can leave it in the better! Wrap your hair in a bun for 30 minutes to an hour. Then wash with a gentle shampoo, and you’ll be left with incredibly silky, shiny and smooth hair.
3. SHAVING CREAM
Ever since I’ve started using coconut oil, I don’t buy any shaving creams! Take a warm shower to soften your hair and open up the hair follicles. Smooth over a thin layer of coconut oil onto your legs before shaving to trap that moisture in and leave your legs feeling soft and smooth for hours later.
4. BODY BUTTER
Natural, dewy skin is in, and nothing brightens up a tired face like the right highlighter. Many makeup brands use coconut oil as a base ingredient, because of its ability to give the skin that beautiful, natural glow. Once you are done applying your makeup, dab a little coconut oil on your finger and lightly apply to your cheekbones for a lovely glow.
6. LIP BALM
If you notice that your lips are getting dry and dehydrated during the day, apply a little coconut oil to them for instant hydration.
7. HAND CREAM
After washing your hands, apply coconut oil instead of your usual hand cream. If you use it daily, your hands will remain soft and supple.
8. MAKEUP REMOVER
Coconut oil plays a large part in my nighttime routine. It’s a great way to break down any waterproof mascara or heavy eye makeup. Use a cosmetic cotton pad and rub some coconut oil into it. Then continue to use it as a makeup remover, getting at any waterproof eyeliner or mascara. After you’ve softened everything up with the oil, wash your face with a gentle face wash to get the remainders of the oil out.
Bonus: Coconut oil acts as a lash growth serum so you can apply a tiny bit after washing your face to the base of your lashes for thicker lashes.
9. UNDEREYE CREAM
Once you’ve removed your makeup, apply the coconut oil to your under eye area. It acts as a wonderfully hydrating under eye cream.
10. FOOT CREAM