Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Coconut Oil



Have you all heard of coconut oil? Not only is this great to cook with but there are so many beauty benefits that come in this jar! It’s loaded with Vitamin E and fatty acids (such as lauric acid, myristic acid, capric acid and more) which are anti-fungal, anti-oxidizing and anti-bacterial, just the sort of stuff that our body happily responds to! 

Dry Skin?
You can apply it directly like a lotion. Its found it to be effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in seriously dry skin.

Shaving
Coat your legs with a light layer and shave away! It smells great and will really moisturize your legs. 

Face Wash
Coconut oil helps to reduce acne and blemishes. Wash your face before going to bed, lightly apply coconut oil with your finger and allow it to absorb into your skin. Another way to use coconut oil on your face is by massaging it. Take a few drops and lightly massage until its absorbed. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off using a face wash. You may experience few breakouts initially, this will happen until your skin is detoxified.

Makeup Remover
Apply a small amount to a cotton ball and and gently swipe it across your eyes. Yes it even removes waterproof mascara! It does a great job of breaking down heavy makeup. Wash face once done.

Dry Damaged Hair
If your locks are looking more like straw then silk, massage the coconut oil into damp hair and put your hair into a shower cap and wrap a warm towel around it. Leave for twenty minutes then shampoo as normal. This will help strengthen and shine!

Dandruff
Massage the coconut oil on your scalp - Leave it overnight - Wash it in the morning. Regular use will help clear dandruff. It promotes hair growth providing a beautiful shine.

Reduce Frizz and Shine
Add a little to your ends for frizz control and to add shine. If you have dark hair a small dab will do the trick - any more and your hair might appear greasy.

When buying - look for extra virgin, that has not been hydrogenated, bleached, refined or deodorized - this will work best! Click here to see how celebs like Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow use coconut oil!

xo meggan

14 comments:

  1. My roommates and I did coconut oil hair masks last night! I love using it on my hair because it makes it SO soft. I need to try it on my face soon! Love your blog!
    -Kourtney

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  2. I've wondered about this stuff! Does it smell like coconut?

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    1. It has a light coconut smeell, but nothing overwhelming!

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  3. How much is it at trader joes?

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    1. $6...not bad considering all the different things it can be used for!

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  4. I use it for ev-ery-thing!! Xo

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  5. I love using coconut oil in my skin. It's way better than any other moisturizer I've ever used, and it has no funky ingredients.

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  6. I've heard of this as a great multi-purpose product! I've never tried it but think I need to! Thanks for sharing xo

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  7. I love using coconut oil!! Its great for acne.

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  8. Had to share this post with my readers on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/lilmissmba)

    I have always heard this stuff have a ton of beauty bennies, but I wasn't sure exactly what. I'm definitely heading to TJ's to buy a jar ASAP. Thanks for this post!

    Courtney @ Little Miss MBA

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  9. I'm loving this coconut oil trend! I love all things coconut oil ;)

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  10. Is this coconut oil cold pressed? I've read that it's much better to use

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  11. Love you did a post of coconut oil! I swear by it and did a post as well! It is so useful for so many things! :)

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