7 Reasons to Have Coconut Oil in Your Bathroom
Coconut oil has a myriad of benefits besides cooking and aiding weight loss. You can keep a jar in the bathroom as part of a healthy and natural life and you will save money. Compare skin moisturizers and hair conditioners with the price of a jar of coconut oil and you’ll never look back. The benefits of coconut oil are truly amazing and soon after you start using it you will notice the benefits and you’ll wonder why you didn’t start using it earlier. If you don’t know about the benefits of coconut oil I would recommend you to start reading about the 7 reasons to have coconut oil in your bathroom.
7 Reasons at a Glance:
- Anti Bacterial
- Body Moisturiser
- Body Scrub
- Cheekbone Highlighter
- Eye Makeup Remover
- Hair Growth and Care
- Shaving Oil
50% of the fat found within coconut oil is called Lauric Acid. The body converts this acid into Monolaurin and this substance has anti-viral and anti-bacteria properties. Some research indicates it can help with influenza and measles.
Use Coconut Oil for:
- Dry or Chaffed Skin
- Gum Disease
- Throat Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
Always consult a doctor when in doubt of a treatment.
2. Body Moisturiser
Coconut oil works for all skin types and especially those who suffer from dry or aging skin. It’s the fat in the oil that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leaves your skin looking hydrated but not greasy. The oil can also help you with other skin conditions like eczema.
Use Coconut Oil for:
- Aging Skin
- Dry Skin
3. Body Scrub
Because of the anti-bacterial qualities and the hydrated coconut oil offers it makes the ideal base for making your own body scrub. You’ll find dozens of quick recipes on the web and you can customise your own by adding your favourite scents. It’s just a question of adding some sugar and heating with your preferred aroma.
4. Cheekbone Highlighter
A cunning, cheap and simple way to bring out your cheekbones; swipe some coconut oil on top of your makeup over your cheekbones.
5. Eye Makeup Remover
A great way to remove makeup, especially waxy or inky brands and leaving your skin hydrated. Coconut oil will even remove waterproof mascara.
6. Hair Growth and Care
The oil penetrates deep into the hair and contains Vitamin E, Lauric Acid and Capric Acid. This winning combination promotes protein growth in hair. This is in contrast to commercial conditioners that don’t fully penetrate the hair.
Another fact about coconut oil is that it keeps for two to three years and won’t go rancid like some commercially available hair products.
Coconut Oil for Hair:
- Rebuild Protein
- Strengthen Hair
Plus you’ll have that subtle and healthy scent of coconut!
7. Shaving Oil
It’s always best to use natural and organic products for your skin. Organic Virgin coconut oil is the best to use when shaving and as it acts as anti-bacteria it comes in handy if you nick yourself.
If you suffer from dry cuticles then coconut oil will help to revitalize rough and ragged cuticles, just rub in a small amount just before bed to give the coconut time to work.