Brisk  fall wind and chilly winter weather takes a toll on our bodies; the exposure to the changes easily dries out nails, skin and hair. Fight the damage  by using inexpensive and natural remedies from products you can buy in the grocery store or find already in your cabinets! mca-coco-banner

    Natural oils,  are essentially the most ideal moisturizers on the planet. Although you may have only cooked with these products before, you can benefit the same externally as internally by lathering your skin in its natural ingredients. Although you may find it a little strange the first few times you use this as your daily moisturizer… with continued use you will see a clear difference in your healthy glowing skin. Coconut Oil is a specific one that I am a complete fanatic for!

    Coconut oil can easily be used as a daily moisturizer, but also in dozens of other ways to create amazing beauty products. Coconu combined with other  ingredients such as cinnamon and cocoa powder is a perfect example. This easy recipe is  to create a cheap and efficient way to stay bronzed through the sweater weather.Another great way to moisturize your skin is with a revitalizing whipped body butter using only three ingredients found at your local health shop and a blender or mixer!

Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter

Recipe:

  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of essential oil of choice
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil   (optional)
  • For full directions, click here

Vanilla Scented Coconut Oil Bath Scrub

    Versatile is an understatement for a jar of organic Coconut Oil. It’s perfect as a bath scrub, as well. Not only is it inexpensive and easy to make, it’s something that can also be a great gift idea for the holiday season. With just a few ingredients you can create customized scrubs for all your friends and even gift yourself with a little TLC supplied from a coconut oil body scrub with all ingredients found in your household.

Here is a sample of a great recipe for a Scrub:

  • 1 Cup Epsom Salt
  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Fresh Mint Leaves chopped
  • Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and stir until it becomes a smooth consistency.
  • Add more Pure Vanilla Extract if desired for a stronger scent and smoother texture.

How to Oil Pull

One last innovative way to use coconut oil to help you stay naturally flawless is through Oil Pulling or, “swooshing.” Oil pulling is said to give you a whiter, brighter and healthier smile, plus it helps to eliminate the bacteria built up inside the mouth resulting in plaque build up.

Make your mouth, dentist and future self happy by starting to “swoosh” daily!

Directions:

  • 1 Tablespoon of  Coconut Oil
  • Swoosh in mouth for 15 – 20 minutes
  • Spit, rinse mouth and brush teeth

 

Stated before, there are dozens of ways to use coconut oil in your daily beauty regimen; these are just my three personally favorites.

Interested in more?

Here are just a few more great uses for Coconut Oil:

  • Lip Gloss
  • Shaving Oil
  • Bath Scrub
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Cuticle Cream
  • Cheek bone Highlighter
  • Makeup Remover
  • Skin Softener
  • Foot Soak

Enjoy and use these tips to stay naturally flawless throughout the year!

Mika Rotunda | CW44 Tampa Bay

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