Not only does coconut oil contain amazing moisturising qualities the Lauric acid in it has antifungal, antibacterial and anti viral properties. Here are listed some of the many coconut oil uses in the bathroom.
Here are just some ways can use coconut oil for your personal hygiene needs.
Put about a small amount of coconut oil into the your hands and allow to melt if it was solid. Gently massage the oil into your face for a minute or so. wipe off a with a warm wet face flannel you should then rinse the flannel and wipe face again. You will be clean and moisturised.
2. Shaving oil
You can use coconut oil to shave with. Just put a good amount on and shave away knowing that the anti fungal and antibacterial properties are helpful if you are prone to razor burn or are shaving delicate skin. The other benefit is it already acts as a moisturiser, not to mention its smells good.
Note, to solved the problem of a clogged razor by having a small bowl of hot water with a teaspoon of dish detergent in it. The detergent immediately dissolves the oil on the razor just from swishing it around.
Yes that’s right , are you wanting a natural toothpaste that not only will whiten your teeth but will also kill the nasty bacteria lurking on your teeth and gums ? Simply mix coconut oil in equal measures with baking soda and add a little essential oil like peppermint and you have a great home made toothpaste.
After brushing your teeth take a spoon full of coconut oil . Take it into your mouth and allow to melt. the idea is to let the oil swirl round inside your mouth between your teeth and over your gums. The germs in your mouth will be suspended in the oil so you must not swallow. After a few weeks of doing this for 10 mins a couple of times a day, you will see and feel a difference in your mouth and smile.
Fed up using deodorant under your armpits that quite literally burns your skin off leaves it red raw or leaves a great mess of powder like residue. Fear not , did you know that coconut oil not only stops the smells from bad bacteria it also acts as an antiperspirant and keeps those armpits silky smooth and moisturised. Try it after your shower, just a little melted in your palm and smooth it right on until your skin absorbs it. A totally chemical free anti smaell solution.
6. Hair gel Replacement.
if you run out of your regular hair product then why not just use a touch of coconut oil instead. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and nourishes the scalp and hair follicles. Not only will it keep your hair looking shiny and in place all day, you will get the conditioning benefits too.
Thanks to its incredible moisturising properties , coconut oil treats dandruff itchiness and flaking of the scalp. It also helps control oil secretion from the scalp, a major cause of dandruff Massage coconut oil into your scalp, and leave it in overnight.
If you have dry cracked sore lips then moisturise your lips with coconut oil. It will sooth any soreness whilst helping to heal any cracks Coconut oil also has a natural SPF 4, which protects our lips from the sun. Just rub it into your lips and away you go bonus is it tastes great too.
The healing properties of coconut oil protects skin from germs and infection. Use it as a topical remedy for insect bites and skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Coconut oil will stop the itching and burning as well as speed up the healing process.
Coconut oil is an excellent way to remove make up. Using a cotton pad some oil on it just gently wipe away your make up and leave your skin moisturised.
Using coconut oil on a new tattoo will keep it moisturised, and also prevent the pigment from fading will. Its natural SPF 4 will protect the tattoo from exposure to sunlight. the natural healing properties of the oil will also help to prevent infection.
Exfoliate with coconut oil by rubbing the oil on your skin and then using a flannel or scrubby to brush off dead skin cells while removing dirt and hydrating the skin. You could even make a home made scrub using coconut oil and sugar, just use 2 parts coconut oil to one part sugar.
So as you have just learned,there are lots of uses for Coconut oil in the bathroom. A little tip for home made recipes is to keep them in mason jars (cheap to buy and reusable) stick a label on and keep in your bathroom cabinet.
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Enjoy your coconut oil and all the best of health to you all