Coconut oil has been around for decades and its uses for beauty abound inside each jar of the sweet-smelling oil. It has a number of health benefits too and over the years, it has become very popular due its many uses. You can use coconut oil for everything from moisturizing dry skin to cooking to healing scars.

Coconut oil can do so much it would be easier to count the things it cannot be used for instead. It has become one of the favorite natural ingredients in most homes. Let us take a look at ways you can incorporate coconut oil into your daily routine, sticking to uses for health and beauty in particular.

Makeup Remover

Washing off water resistant make up is a tedious job and if not done right, you may end up leaving residue on your skin which can create skin conditions later on. You can use coconut oil as a makeup remover. Apply it on the face as an oil cleanser. You can also let it sit on your skin with a cotton pad for a while to melt away resistant waterproof makeup while moisturizing your skin at the same time.

Massage Oil

You can use coconut oil to massage your skin. Take natural coconut oil and warm it in a microwave to melt it. Add a few drops of essential oil such as peppermint or lavender to create a soothing massage mix.

Shaving Cream

Use Shea butter as a base and mix with this oil to create a shaving cream. Prepare the shaving cream by grating Shea butter soap and then add a few tablespoons of coconut oil to the shavings. Add witch hazel to the mixture and bring it all to boil. Once the mixture is melted, add aloe vera gel and a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a sweet smell. This combination of natural ingredients will not only ensure a closer shave, but will also leave your legs smooth.

Body Moisturizer

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and it absorbs quickly. These properties make it an effective moisturizer. When applied on the body, it leaves the skin glowing, soft and radiant.

Lip Balm

When stored at room temperature, coconut oil remains in a semisolid state. If you have a problem with dry lips, apply this oil to smooth over your lips throughout the day. It is extremely safe even when it gets ingested unlike artificial lip balms. People have been using it for years as a remedy for chapped lips.

Body And Face Scrub

You can create a natural body and face scrub by mixing a half cup of coconut oil with a handful of coarse sugar or salt. This type of exfoliator is safe and can be used even on sensitive skin. After scrubbing, this oil remains long after the grains have melted away, moisturizing the skin.

Whitening Toothpaste

Have you run out of toothpaste? Do not worry. Just grab a jar of coconut oil, add baking soda to create a paste and use it to brush your teeth. This mixture leaves your mouth clean and also whitens your teeth.