If coconut isn’t a miracle oil, we don’t know what is. You may know it for being your saving grace when you’re cooking on high heat, or maybe you use it in your favorite smoothie or coffee creamer. For a minute, we want you to forget about cooking and food and think about what coconut oil can do for your body.
You can use coconut oil from your head to your toes. Use coconut oil as a way to tame hair frizz and flyaways. If your hair is already silk smooth, you can massage coconut oil into your scalp to fight dandruff. Not to mention, this oil will make your hair glisten, due to the fatty-acids.
Beyond your hair, this oil can be used in place of your lip gloss or warn-out chapstick. Pair coconut oil with brown sugar and use the mixture as an exfoliator. Your skin will also benefit from coconut oil when you use it as a moisturizer or shaving gel! If you’re feeling fancy, you can also use this as a massage oil to soften your body.
The benefits of coconut oil go beyond softening skin and making it glow. Coconut oil is a natural deodorizer, so you can smooth some on your underarms and also on the bottom of your feet. It has natural antibacterial properties, which keep your feet soft and fresh.
Before you know it, you will be smoothing your hair, skin, and nails with coconut oil more than you’ll be cooking with it. Embrace the benefits.
The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor Joanna Adduci.