Growing up in a South Asian household with a South Asian mom meant that I would have to sit on the floor at least once a week while my mom slathered organic coconut oil into my hair. She said it would make my hair silky-smooth and nourish it, but all I could think was that it left me looking like a grease ball. In my teenage years, I thought I was too cool and too old for my weekly coconut oil hair appointments with my mom, so I stopped attending and applying coconut oil.
Fast forward a few years, my hair has been through various colours (mostly done by a friend from a box!), products, straighteners, curlers and pregnancy, and it has lost its sheen and natural healthy look. I was looking for natural ways to nurture my hair, and I stumbled upon the many benefits and uses of Virgin Natural Coconut oil. Turns out my mom was right after all. Organic coconut oil has many benefits and hundreds of services. Coconut Oil is so versatile it can replace almost all of your health and beauty products. It can be used as a lotion, makeup remover, face cream, lip balm, just to name a few. Beauty bloggers worldwide swear by its benefits, it is now what the cool kids are using, and it has become a staple in my house!
Let’s get down to business. Here are my favourite and, of course, simple (three ingredients or less) Health and Beauty DIY recipes that use Organic coconut oil as their star ingredient.
Organic Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
- 1 tbsp Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Raw Honey
- 1 Tbsp Yogurt
Put Coconut Oil and Honey in a bowl and microwave for 20 seconds.
Mix in yogurt and stir until smooth.
Apply to unwashed, dry hair for 30 minutes or more and then wash out.
Apply the mask once a week to enjoy soft, shiny, frizz-free, healthy hair.
Organic Coconut Oil Natural Teeth Whitener
- 1 Tbsp Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- Pinch of Turmeric
Mix ingredients together to make a paste.
Apply the mixture on teeth with the toothbrush and keep on for 5 minutes.
Rinse mouth and brush teeth with toothpaste.
Use once a week to get a naturally white smile!
Coconut Oil Exfoliate
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Combine all ingredients in a jar. It can be used by applying to the face, hands, legs, and feet. Massage for 30 seconds or more to get out all the dirt and dead skin. Rinse and pat dry. Use once a week, and you’ll notice a difference. It’ll leave your skin smooth and smell like a heavenly tropical island.
These are just some of the many ways coconut oil can be used to make you look and feel beautiful. If you want to learn about the other benefits and uses of Coconut Oil, check out our previous blog, Organic Coconut Oil- Benefits and Uses.
I also would suggest looking at the article health benefits of MCT oil vs. coconut oil to learn more about MCT oil.
159 Science-Backed Coconut Oil Uses and Cures is one of the most comprehensive articles about organic coconut oil, which I would highly recommend to check out!
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