Since adding Coconut Oil into my beauty routine, I’ve read of dozens of different uses for it.  It’s kind of a remarkable product.  It can be used for eye cream, diaper rash, lip balm, massage oil, and of course cooking.  The options are endless.  Be sure to look for a virgin organic oil which can be found in most grocery stores.  Here are just five ideas to get you started.

5 Ways To Incorporate Coconut Oil Into Your Beauty Routine

1. Eye makeup remover:  I’ve found that coconut oil breaks through all my eye-make up and moisturizes at the same time.  I just use a dry cotton wipe, dip it in my coconut oil, and then wash my face as usual.

2. Shaving:  I’ve never been one to use shaving gel, but I’ve found that can result in dry legs.  Coconut Oil is very moisturizing and allows for a smooth shave and silky gams.  I apply the oil before getting in the shower, then lather my legs with my regular soap, and then shave.

3. To soothe dry skin:  Whenever I get a patch of dry skin I now apply a bit of Coconut Oil to soothe and moisturize.  (For the Mommy’s-To-Be out there…try using coconut oil on your growing bump.  A natural alternative and much more cost effective.)

4. Cuticle oil: I have the driest hands resulting in very dry cuticles.  I like to rub Coconut Oil into my cuticles before bed to help put some moisture back in my skin.

5. Something I’d like to try….
Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
1 cup of brown sugar
1/4 or 1/2 cup coconut oil  (depending on how oily you’d like it to be)
1 tsp vanilla or almond oil
You can also add 1 tbsp of  vitamin E oil if you like.
Mix together well.
Pour into jar with lid.
Use in the shower as a body scrub.
Makes a great gift.  Think of adding some decorative touches and a pretty label when giving it away.

Photo sourced from Pinterest

 

It’s a new month and a new Of-The-Week feature.  Lately, I’ve been making an effort to incorporate more green products or natural products into my beauty routine.  Some items have been challenging to switch over to  while others have proven to be a breeze.  This month I’ll be sharing with you what products I’ve found along with challenges and triumphs.

For my first week of natural product sharing I’m actually chatting about two different products for your hair.  The first is the Live Clean Monoi Oil leave in conditioner.  I always get the most tangled hair when I wash it and this little bottle gives me some amazing smooth and silky locks.  What makes it green?  This product uses 98% plant ingredients, with certified organic botanicals, petroleum free, phosphate free, vegetarian formula, never tested on animals, and the list goes on.  It also smells amazing!

The second product is an organic hairspray by Calia.  Being that I’m a girl with some bangs, hairspray is an essential part of my getting ready routine.  I was getting sick of all the strong scents of traditional aerosol sprays I’ve been using for years.  To give my hair, skin, and lungs a bit of a break I hunted for an organic alternative.  What makes it green?  This product has had no animal testing, no animal by-products, no sulfates, it’s hypo allergenic, and contains natural ingredients like purified water, chamomile blossom, & sunflower oil.  It’s also a fragrance free formula so my hair smells fresh and clean and not all chemically.

An added bonus I loved is that both of these products are manufactured in Canada and use recyclable packaging.

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