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Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm.
Coconut oil which is always in demand has been known to have numerous uses and purposes ranging for health benefits to beauty.
We have compiled a list of some of its benefits to the average woman.
1. Body Oil
Coconut oil’s creamy texture makes it the perfect light moisturizer to slather all over. Apply a quarter sized amount right after you get out of the shower so it can sink into your warm skin. The light tropical scent that lingers after it’s applied.
2. Lip Balm
Coconut oil is a great help when it comes to chapped lips. Scoop some into a small container so you can dab it on with your finger throughout the day.
3. Softens Cuticle
Using your finger, swipe a small amount of the oil onto each of your cuticles and allow it to sink in. The coconut oil will strengthen your nails and hydrate the delicate cuticle skin, making your hands look more youthful.
4. Under The Eye Oil
The skin under your eyes is thin and delicate, making it prone to fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles.
Just rub a pinch in between fingers to warm it up before patting it underneath your eyes.
Dab a little liquified coconut oil onto the tops of your cheekbones, cupid’s bow (the dip above your upper lip) and just above eyebrows for hydrated skin.
6. Cleans Make-up
Massage liquified coconut oil straight onto skin and watch as makeup melts away, then rinse with warm water. To make your own coconut oil makeup remover wipes, melt 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per round cotton pad in a microwave-safe container.
Then, lay the cotton pads in an even layer and let them soak up the oil overnight. Store them in the same container or in a plastic baggie and throw them in your carry-on or gym bag for easy makeup removal on the go.
7. Body Scrub
Mix a half cup of sea salt or sugar with an equal amount of melted coconut oil, and then use your hands to rub it over any rough patches of skin. The scrub moisturizes while removing dead skin cells.
The result: skin that’s baby soft. Add a little more salt or sugar for the extra tough skin on your feet and elbows.
8. Shaving Cream
Warm the jar under the water and smooth onto legs before shaving. Your razor will glide smoothly, allowing for a super-close shave, and your legs will be moisturized from the oil in the process.
Tip: shave outside the shower. The oil is very slippery, so you’ll have an easier time holding onto your razor if your hands are dry.
9. Hair Mask