GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – Coconut is everywhere! Whether it’s water, milk, or oil there are a million and one ways that coconut can enhance your beauty treatments. To save you from sifting through pages and pages on the internet, here are my nine favorites:
Use coconut to fight acne
Indianabeautyspot.com hit the nail on the head with this one. Extra virgin coconut oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, that all work to kick acne to the curb. By either incorporating more coconut oil in your diet or using the oil facial method (click here to see step-by-step instructions) you’ll start to see changes in your skin.
Homemade stretch mark cream
Although I’m still skeptical on whether or not stretch mark creams work, it definitely can’t hurt. Plus it’s a fantastic moisturizer. Coconut oil is an essential ingredient. Besides softening the skin, it supports tissue healing and helps repair skin. Find the recipe here.
Homemade lip balm
With just a few ingredients, you can make this all natural lip balm. It’s actually made of the good stuff like coconut oil, tea tree oil, beeswax, and Vitamin E oil, not just filler, gummy wax. It’s less expensive than store brands and lasts for months. Find directions here.
Mint coconut body scrub
I love this body scrub! The coconut is moisturizing and healing, while the mint smells ah-mazing! Exfoliate dead skin away in a breeze, find out how here!
This scrub is only two ingredients: Coconut oil and coffee! Both are great for cellulite because they put moisture back into the skin. It’s also great for acne because it exfoliates the skin. Find the directions and more benefits here.
Coconut oil hair mask
Nothing deep conditions your hair like coconut oil. It will leave your locks silky smooth and your split ends less noticeable. This is a great blog that chronicles her adventures in hair masking. Find tips and step-by-step directions here.
Coconut oil deodorant
Make you own deodorant. Crazy, right? The truth is store bought deodorants and antiperspirants are full of chemicals, like aluminum, that have been linked to cancer. Using this homemade coconut oil deodorant won’t stop you from sweating, but it will help with staying fresh. Find the recipe here.
Whipped coconut body butter
This body butter is so fluffy and luxurious! Just whip up a few ingredients for a rich lotion that you’ll love to lather on. Find the recipe here!
Three ingredients for one killer face mask! This mask will brighten you face and tighten pores. Apply a thick coat and let it do it’s magic for 10 minutes. You’ll love the results, find the recipe here.