Coconut oil is one of those things that literally has hundreds of uses – I truly think it is a bit of a god send in my household, I literally use it for a countless number of things. It is also one of those products that everyone raves about but nobody ever really explains how they use it – just how it COULD be used, which in all honestly I think is a little untruthful.
Todays post is about how I ACTUALLY use my coconut oil.
This is an obvious one, although I’m not fond of using coconut oil in my regular cooking (I don’t like how it messes with the flavour of some foods) I LOVE it in baking desserts, muffins, cookies etc. It gives them such a coco-nutty flavour and a creamy texture – it an amazing substitute for buttery foods.
This one is actually my favourite use for my coconut oil and it tends to be what I use most of my coconut oil stash on! I apply it to wet or dry hair, root to tip (and add a little scalp massage as well) and leave it in a bun overnight before I double shampoo the next morning. I recommend this to EVERYONE and have always gotten great feedback. This leaves my hair soft, shiny and frizz free and always leaves my hair dressers complimenting me on my hair. I try to do this treatment every time I wash my hair (which ends up being twice a week most weeks).
And finally – This is one I use a little less often but still love (especially in the summer) I mix about half a cup of coconut oil with a few tablespoons of brown sugar and use it as an all over body scrub. I will even drop in sum essential oils to give an extra scent. This is a great gentle exfoliator for my face and body which leaves it glowing and fresh.
I use coconut oil for numerous other things, but in being 100% honest with you these are my most common uses. I find these effective and I wouldn’t want to lose them in my routines!
Let me know in the comments how you use coconut oil – or if you give any of these a go!
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