It seems as everyone has gone nuts for the stuff (literally). You'd be hard of hearing if you haven't heard of it and nearly blind if you haven't read about it. I've spotted it in nearly dozens of nutrition essays and articles, and I'll touch on this ego soon, but, as of right now, it's strictly beauty and we're talking the uses of coconut oil.
If you're buying the right stuff, coconut oil is hard at room temperature, but melts as the temperature increases. Similarly, the aroma is h e a v e n l y. The New York Times famed it's cooking uses for supplying a nutty and sweet, vanilla flavor. What if I told you it smells like it sounds?
Now the uses are endless, but I've noted a list of my tried and tested and am spilling on the deats.
First--a cleanser. It removes makeup in a pinch and massages nicely into the skin, as well. The only problem? It's %$*& hard to get off, but if you're a dry-skinned gal, you and this one-ingredient coconut cleanser would get along nicely (and also consider using it as a moisturizer).
For those of us who can't quite deal with the heavyness on the face, we can reap the moisturizing benefits on out limps, feet, nails, hands....
Come bath time, a tablespoon chocked into the tub fills the room with that same knee-knocking aroma, a nourishing lipid layer, and an imparted sheen that remains once you part your warm abyss.
While you're soaking, run some from roots to tips of your locks for a shine-enhancing, soft-ness inducing hair mask (also good for irritated scalps).
Consider coconut oil a
Just as I recommended its use for an facial moisturizer, the same goes for your limbs, knees, and toes. In fact, consider it your all-purpose balm. Slip some over cuticles (which is far more effective than my other nail dud coming on Friday) or over hands for a softening concoction.
So, those are the only uses I've got going now, but definitely send over your other notes (and I'll bring my list). But, next time, we'll be discussing nutrition *rubs hands*.