Free shipping over $35 (USA only)
25% Off on your Purchase
Promo Code: COVID (use at checkout)
100% USDA Organic • Vegan • NON-GMO • Botanicals & Essential Oils

Myth or Truth: Is Coconut Oil the Best Beauty Product Ever?

Coconut oil is having a moment. Actually, the whole darn nut is—coconut water, coconut milk, coconut flour, coconut sugar, and coconut flakes are in everything these days. You won’t catch this coconut lover complaining one bit!

And now that we know saturated fats are healthy for us, eating all this coconut in any of its many forms is probably not a bad thing (except maybe overdoing the sugar). But what about using coconut oil in our daily beauty routine? Is it really all it’s cracked up to be (get it?)? Or is it just a passing fad?

Coconut Oil for the Face

The first thing to know and love about coconut oil as a natural beauty product is that it’s been used in many cultures for centuries. It’s got history on its side, and that’s a good thing. The other important takeaway is that if you’re using coconut oil straight out of the jar, it’s a singular ingredient. That in and of itself means you’ve got much more control over what goes onto your skin. So rashes or sensitivities that can occur from a multi-ingredient beauty product are much easier to pinpoint when you’re down to just one product.

And yes, it is an excellent moisturizer. Coconut oil also has some antimicrobial properties, so it can help fight (mild) skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Dr. Axe says it makes an excellent moisturizer, and says that if you’re prone to acne or have very oily skin, “try adding a few drops to your normal moisturizer instead to amp up hydration without adding too much extra oil.”

It also makes an excellent makeup remover (but so does pretty much any oil). If you’re already using coconut oil in your beauty routine, then using it to remove makeup is a no-brainer. Simply swipe a coconut oil soaked cotton ball over your makeup until it’s gone. Then wash your face as normal.

Coconut Oil for the Body

If it’s good for the face, it’s probably good for the rest of your body, too. Coconut oil on its own makes for a pretty decent moisturizer for dry skin elsewhere on the body. Mix it with some salt or sugar for easy DIY body scrubs.

If you’re still using bar soap to shave your legs, see what happens when you give coconut oil a try instead. It makes for a smoother shave and its moisturizing effects will help to protect against dryness too.

Have you yet to make the switch to a natural deodorant? Give coconut oil a try. You can whip up a DIY deodorant with coconut oil and baking soda to help promote dryness and decrease odor. Bonus: It keeps you free from aluminum-based toxic deodorants, too.

Coconut Oil for the Hair

Because of its antimicrobial effect, coconut oil may be helpful in treating lice (but best to use it in combination with a proven lice treatment).

And speaking of hair, coconut oil can be particularly moisturizing for hair—cultures around the world swear by this treatment for healthier, stronger hair. Rumor has it that it may also help to prevent greys.

Shampooing with coconut oil mixed into your regular ‘poo may also help to alleviate dandruff and dry scalp conditions. Be sure to let it sit on the scalp for a few minutes.

Coconut Oil for the Mouth

Some people swear by oil-pulling, a method of swishing coconut oil in the mouth for about 20 minutes to help brighten teeth, prevent decay, and promote fresh breath. While the science is still out on this, adding a little bit of coconut oil to your toothpaste can’t really hurt, and the antimicrobial benefits may help to enhance the decay-fighting power of toothpastes.


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Tags

2019 | 2020 | 2020 beauty trends | 20s | 3 steps | acne treatment | afterpay | aging | algae | anti aging | anti aging serum | anti inflammatory | anti-inflammatory | antioxidants | back to nature | beauty | beauty expert | beauty makeup | beauty skincare | bedtime routine | best gift for cancer patient | best gift for someone sick | best girlfriend gift | best holiday gifts | best stocking stuffers | best woman gift | black cumin seed | black seed oil | Black seed oil benefits | black seed oil vegan softgels | blog | blood-sugar | botanical hair products | breast cancer | buy now pay later | cancer | cardiovascular | cc | certified organic news | children | christmas gifts | clean | clean products | cleanser | cleansing | climate change | conditioner | conscious consumer | cruelty free | cumin seeds | damaged hair | damaged skin | deep moisturizing conditioner | deep moisturizing shampoo | diet | dry hair | dry skin | dull hair | earth | eco friendly gift | efas | effective | effective face serum | elle magazine | elleusa | enviromental awakening | environment | environmental awakening | essential fatty acid | event | exfoliate | exfoliating | expo | extra hydrating soap | face wash | facial wash | forbes | formula | frizzy hair | global market | global warming | goals | good face project | Gratitude Face Serum | greta thunberg | hair | hair hydration | health | healthy | healthy diet | healthy living | holistic beauty | hydration | indie beauty | installment payments | interest free | journal | juice | katey denno | kids | latest updates | lifestyle | lipstick | love | manuka honey | meditate | mindfulness | moisturize | moisturizer | moisturizers | motivation | natural | natural beauty | natural beauty products | natural conditioner | natural deodorant | natural products | natural shampoo | natural skin care | new year | new year resolution | news | Nigella Sativa | non toxic | non toxic beauty | not eating meat | odor | oils | olive oil soap | omega 3 | omegas | organic | organic anti aging | organic beauty | organic beauty news | organic black seed oil | organic body care products | organic conditioner | organic deodorant | organic face moisturizer | organic face serum | organic gifts | organic hair care | organic hair products | organic herbal soap | organic serum | organic shampoo | organic skin care | organic skin care news | organic skin care products | payment method | payment processor | perfume | PH balance | pollution | pores | potent | premium black seed | premium black seed oil | products | replenish | resolutions | roll on deodorant | routine | ryan and shayna | ryan seacrest girlfriend | safe beauty | safer ingredients | scalp care | seaweed | self care | self love | serum | shampoo | shampoos | shayna taylor | shayna terese taylor | skin | skin care | skin care toner | skin hydration | skin treatment | skincare | skincare beauty | skincare routine | small batch | small business | smell | smoothie | SPF | stocking stuffers | sunscreen | sunscreens | superfoods | therapeutic hair care | therapeutic shampoo | therapeutic skin care | thymoquin | thymoquinone | tips | toner | toxic beauty | toxic free | transition | travel sizes | trends | turmeric | unscented soap | upper respiratory | vegan | vegan black seed oil capsuls | vitamin c | wellness | winter | winter care for hair | winter skin | zatik blog | Zatik Glow Moisture Cream | zatik naturals | zatik naturals news | zatik news | zatik organic beauty | zatiknatural.com |
Copyright © 2020 ZATIK Inc. All rights reserved.
Los Angeles Web Design by Websites Depot