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9 Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Personal Care

Coconut oil is certainly one of the most versatile products in the market. There are so many uses for it, and with baking alone, you can invent tons of recipes with coconut oil in the mix. Of course, apart from its uses in the kitchen, you can include this oil in your beauty routine and in your personal care.

We've listed a bunch of amazing personal care uses for coconut oil that will surely make you stock up on this product.

Relaxing massages

Cap off a productive day with a soothing massage so you can wake up fully re-energized the next morning. Add coconut oil to your favorite essential oils. Apply the mixture on your body and let your muscles relax.

Hair growth

Grow out your hair with an all-natural product like coconut oil and you'll definitely see a healthy difference in your crowning glory. Simply rub the coconut oil in your scalp to stimulate hair growth.

Hair conditioner

Of course, you can use coconut oil as conditioner too. It's paraben-free and sulfate-free, so you can avoid exposing your hair to harmful chemicals. Additionally, because of its moisturizing and conditioning effects, you can also use coconut oil as anti-frizz treatment for damaged hair.

Deodorant

Coconut oil has antibacterial properties, so they work wonderfully as deodorant as well. You can make your own with minimal ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 5-10 drops essential oils (optional)

Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix them until you achieve the kind of consistency you like. Here's a step-by-step guide by The Prairie Homestead.

Bath soap

Cleanse your body and feel refreshed with an all-natural soap. Skinny & Co.'s Raw Soap is a great chemical-free alternative to store-bought soaps, and it comes in different scents such as coffee, cinnamon, green tea, peppermint, and lemon grass.

Toothpaste

Skinny & Co.'s Oil Pulling can be used as a mouthwash or an ingredient for a homemade whitening toothpaste. Oil pulling is known for eliminating plaque and bacteria. It removes toxins from your mouth and promotes healthy gums. Watch this video to know more about oil pulling:

 

Diaper cream

Treat your baby's diaper rash with a natural cream consisting of coconut oil. You can purchase a ready-to-use organic cream, but you can also make your own. Coconut oil helps in relieving cradle cap too.

Bonus Tip: Breastfeeding moms can safely use coconut oil as nipple cream.

Hand moisturizer

After washing the dishes, apply coconut oil on your hands to prevent them from drying. You can also use this oil on your cuticles to ensure healthy nail beds.

Bug repellant

Mix coconut oil with rosemary or mint essential oils to make a DIY bug repellant. Moreover, you can use coconut oil to reduce itch caused by bed bug bites too.

Coconut oil definitely sounds like an all-around product. What's your favorite way of using it for personal care? Share with us in the comments below!

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Gladdys Garcia

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