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5 uses for Coconut Oil
We are all trying to find a new way to keep beautiful, while making sure that we are not adding any detrimental chemicals to our body, especially our face! Have you seen the coconut and only thought about coconut cookies and coconut milk? Recently though, the coconut has also been become popular for its oil. Since then, coconut oil has become a do-it-all pantry staple. Here are some clever ways to utilize this versatile ingredient. Skin moisturizer As those with allergies and sensitivities already know, finding basic, clean skincare products with few additives and simple ingredients is a huge hassle. Finding a simple moisturizer can turn into an extended research process, involving breakouts, irritation, and frustrating results. Coconut oil is known for its ability to moisturize skin, and it will never cause irritations or reactions. Look for raw, unprocessed coconut oil for the best results, and try mixing other ingredients that you know to be safe for your skin to create your own moisturizer. Hair Conditioner Finding the right conditioner can be hard. Cheap conditioners often leave hair feeling greasy, and high-end, salon-quality conditioners are a costly luxury. For many, coconut oil is a perfect replacement to traditional conditioner. Try working 1 tbsp. through your hair and letting it soak for 30 minutes to an hour. For increased softness, try waiting up to 3-4 hours. Wash out the oil with a gentle shampoo and rinse as needed. You should see results immediately. With its ability to soothe the scalp, treat split ends, and reduce flyaways, there are lots of reasons to work coconut oil into your daily hair routine. Makeup remover A dab of coconut oil on a wet washcloth will rival any makeup remover in your bathroom cabinet. The combination of oil and water will break down and remove all of your toughest cosmetics. This combo can even tackle waterproof mascara, leaving behind healthier, stronger, and longer eyelashes. Insect Repellant Due to its stability at room temperature, coconut oil makes a great base for homemade insect repellant, and coconut oil’s antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturizing properties are a plus when trekking through the outdoors. Try adding essential oils of pennyroyal, lavender, tea tree, and citronella to a coconut oil base to make your own flea, tick, and mosquito repellant. Shaving Balm Avoid the harsh, artificial chemicals in commercially produced shaving creams and balms. Even products labeled as natural can be harsh for those with skin sensitivity. 
Coconut oil will never cause irritation, and it can be worked into a rich lather with a small amount of your favorite soap. This solution is perfect for a close, soothing shave for both men and women. Photo via Phú Thinh Co. -> http://goo.gl/oin5AN
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I never knew that they can be used for makeup remover!! thanks @flymetothemoon now I know what to use them for rather than using them as hair treatment once in a while
I think that its finally time for me to invest in coconut oil! Thanks @flymetothemoon for sharing this info--I always considered buying it for my long hair, but never did. Have you tried any of these techniques yet?