Lounging on a tropical beach surrounded by pristine blue water and tall swaying palm trees. It is an enticing image that can be improved by only one activity – sipping the sweet, refreshing juice from a coconut! Coconuts are extremely resourceful fruits, and we would like to focus on one of their most potent contributions to health and beauty.
In tropical countries, such as Thailand and the Philippines, coconut oil is readily available and its numerous health benefits have been known for centuries. Extracted from the coconut meat, coconut oil has proved useful for medicinal purposes, nutrition, and natural cosmetics.
It contains minerals such as iron, and important fatty acids like lauric acid, which has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that help boost your immune system. In recent years, coconut oil is one of the most versatile natural substances sold as a beauty product.
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Rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, it is often used for facial cleansing and skin care. Hand scrub, lip balm, and eyeliner are three common cosmetics that can be made naturally with coconut oil.
Here are 3 simple homemade beauty recipes from coconut oil you may want to try:
1. Beauty recipes from coconut oil: Lip Balm
– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
– a tablespoon of virgin beeswax (in shavings or pellets)
– one more tablespoon of olive oil
Lip balm preparation:
Blend all ingredients and heat using a double boiler technique over a low flame. After 5-10 minutes, remove from heat and transfer to a glass container. Cool before using. Store in a closed metal container or smaller individual ones.
3. Hand Scrub With Coconut Oil
– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
– 30 grams of honey
– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
– 30 grams of table salt
– 25 grams of sugar
Hand scrub preparation:
In one bowl, mix coconut oil and honey, and in a separate bowl mix salt, sugar, and lemon juice. Unite contents of the second bowl with the first and mix to reach a consistent texture.
To utilize the scrub, take some on your finger and massage delicately into your hands. Rinse thoroughly with water. Store scrub in a concealed glass container.
3. A Natural Eyeliner With Coconut Oil
– 2 teaspoons of coconut oil (note: using less coconut oil will create a thicker liner, and using more will create a thinner liner)
– 4 teaspoons of gel aloe vera
– 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder for brown eyeliner or 2 activated charcoal capsules for black eyeliner
Natural eyeliner preparation:
Melt coconut oil in a small pan. Once it is melted, mix with aloe vera. Add cacao powder or carbon capsules depending on which color eyeliner you desire. Mix well. Apply using a thin eyeshadow brush. Store in a glass jar with a tight lid or any airtight container in a cool place.
With the help of coconut oil, you can add these three do-it-yourself products to your beauty regime, keeping it natural and chemical free.
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