It probably won't come as a surprise to hear that coconut oil is beneficial for many health purposes. We all can use coconut oil as a replacement for butter or olive oil to prepare dinner, right? And of course it's also no secret how it's a good, natural product to take off your makeup. But did you know there are many more ways to use coconot oil, for you....and your pets?
Apply after shaving for smooth skin
Our skin can become irritated for a number of different reasons, but red bumps or itchy skin after shaving is probably the most common. Instead of applying lotions, which often contain parabens, perfumes and sometimes even chemicals that will only irritate the skin more. Coconut Oil is 100% natural and because it doesn't contain any added ingredients, it will not irritate your skin. It actually helps soothe the skin as coconut oil is quickly absorbed and doesn't stick or leave you with greasy skin. Super easy and quick, as you won't have to wait long to get dressed after applying coconut oil!
Use as a hairmask
I've written about the benefits of coconut oil for your hair before. There's only one type of oil that will truly repair damaged hair. You guessed it, coconut oil! It's got everything to do with the way the oil actually penetrates into the hair shaft, instead of just laying a shiny coat of oil on top of it. Coconut oil, unlike populair Marrocan oils or argan oils, really gets absorbed by the hair. Read more about using coconut oil as a hairmask here.
Use as your daily moisturizer
You can use coconut oil on a cotton pad to take of your makeup, but afterwards, you can also use a tiny amount of oil to massage into your skin. Especially in the morning! Coconut oil is a great alternative for your daily moisturizer, as coconut oil melts on the skin as soon as you apply it, without leaving any kind of residues. It easily seeps into the skin pores, moisturizing deeply and thoroughly.
Did you know coconut oil is great for your pet's health? I apply a bit of coconut oil onto my dogs fur before brusing them. They're so shiny amd the hairs of my little dog (check out that cute furry hairball here) don't tangle as quickly. Also, I give both my dogs a spoon of coconut oil mixed into their food every day. They love it! It improves the health of dogs' skin and coat. Coconut oil can also help their digestion, joint health and improve their breath. Last but not least, it's a great natural way to soothe their (sometimes) dry noses!
Sunburns and rashes
When you've got a rash or a sunburn, your skin is very irritated. The last thing you want to do is apply a product that will irritate it even more! That's why all natural products are best. Since coconut oil promotes collagen production, it can help repair skin cells, meaning that irritated skin, small cuts and rashes will heal faster. The antibacterial properties make coconut oil ideal for preventing infection in small cuts and irritated areas. Use it on your skin to help sooth sunburn and prevent peeling.
Did you know that coconut oil was beneficial for all of these things? If you're using coconut oil for other purposes, do share in the comment section 😀