Coconut oil the ‘king of oils’. It is known for its purity. From weight loss to make up remover, it does wonders.
Interesting Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil
Eye-make up remover :
It works as natural make up remover. It cleanses and removes make up neatly. It cleanses mascara and heavy eye liners effectively, without leaving any mark.
- Take a cotton and dab in the oil.
- Gently rub the cotton on the the makeup.
- Wait for 2 mins.
- Wash your face with face wash to remove the oil on the face.
Cleanses make up brush :
After lots of make up, brushes will be loaded with dirt, powder, etc., Cleaning process takes much time. This can be ruled out.
- Coconut oil contains anti bacterial and anti-fungal properties which removes all the dirt from the bristles of the brush.
- Take a shallow bowl.
- Into it pour 2 parts of soap and one part of coconut oil.
- Keep the brush in the mixture for 5 mins.
- Now swirl the bristles.
- Again wash the brush in warm water.
Long, thick and silky hair :
The fatty acids, iron, vitamin A and K present in coconut oil moisturises, makes hair long, thick and silk. Apply atleast twice a week.
- Take some oil in the hands.
- Apply on the scalp.
- Start massaging with fingertips in circular motion.
- Leave it for 30 mins.
- Wash your hair with light shampoo.
- You can also leave it overnight and take the hair bath in the morning.
Fights dandruff :
It fights dandruff and removes it entirely. Dandruff is one such problem which cannot be avoided even after using harsh chemicals.
- Just few drops of coconut oil is enough to wipe it off.
- Take 4 tbsp of coconut oil.
- Make it warm on low flame.
- Apply the warm oil on the scalp and massage it.
- Leave it for 30 mins.
- Wash with lukewarm water.
- After regular usage this is prevented.
Fights lice :
Coconut oil has the ability to kill and remove lice totally.
- Just apply few drops of Apple cider vinegar on your hair.
- Let it dry for few mins.
- After ACV is dried out totally, apply coconut oil.
- Comb your hair smoothly.
- All the lice will be wiped off.
- Wash off with mild shampoo.
A brain freshner :
Oil pulling with tea spoonful of coconut oil, gets the benefits of whiter teeth, fresh breath, healthy gums and sharps your brain.
- This also brings your cheek back to the shape leaving plum cheeks.
- In the morning, take a tea spoonful of coconut oil.
- Start gargling(oil pulling) for 15-20 mins.
- Again gargle with fresh water.
- Do this regularly, this sharpens the brain.
Moisturises dry hands :
Mostly women suffer from dry hands, as they have to do all the household works like cleaning utensils, wash clothes, etc., these all make out the hands dried out.
- Just dab few drops of coconut oil on the hands.
- Gently massage all over your hands and palms.
- Do this regularly after finishing your work.
- This works on dried hands and moisturizes it.
Works as body lotion :
Right after bath, we tend to apply lotions and moisturizers, to our body, which are loaded with heavy chemicals and petroleum jelly’s.
- Just apply coconut oil all over your body after bath.
- This leaves body moisturized and soft.
- This can be applied during night times as well.
Shaving creams :
Tired of using creams for removing hair, coconut oil does wonders in this part. Apply coconut oil on your legs and gently remove hair with razor. The hair is easily removed leaving skin moisturized.
Strenghtens your nails :
This really works for strenghtening of nails, moisturises and softens fingers.
- Take coconut oil and vitamin E oil.
- Make it warm.
- Leave few drops on cuticles of nails.
- With the remaining oil, simply massage your fingers and nails.
- Let the mixture sit for few mins.
- This will strengthen yur nails, removing all the dead skin cells, giving a beautiful and strong nails.
Removes dark circles and wrinkles :
The black circles and heavy puffy eyes can be encountered with simple coconut oil remedy.
- This remedy is to be done daily at bed time.
- Just apply a few drops of virgin coconut oil under your eyes.
- Massage gently.
- Leave it for 30 mins or over night.
- The fatty acids present in coconut oil increases the blood circulation and removes dark and puffy eyes.
Coconut oil face mask :
Coconut oil contains vitamin E, K, Lauric Acid, Capric Acid, which contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which gives glowing and moisturised face.
- Coconut oil : 1 tbsp
- Honey : 2 tsp
- Lemon : 1/2 tsp
- Mix all the ingredients and apply.
- Leave it for 30 mins and wash off with lukewarm water.
- Repeat this process twice a week.
Note : Always take virgin or organic coconut oil.
Weight loss :
The fatty acids present in coconut oil boosts up metabolism and helps in fat burning. Weight loss also depends on blood sugar levels. If the levels rises or slows down, we tend to eat more, this will be carved out. Coconut oil checks out and regulates blood sugar level, which in turn effects weight loss.
- Take one scoop of coconut oil on empty stomach in the morning.
- Add coconut oil in place of refined oil while cooking.
- Coconut oil also replaces butter and cheese.
- Take 1 tbsp of coconut oil, 20 mins before meal.
- Just add a scoop in a coffee or hot water.
Bottom line :
Coconut oil, the divine of all oils, works even on wounds, scars and acts as scrub as well. The proper usage of coconut oil will do wonders.