THE ESSENTIALIST: 3 OILS THAT DESERVE A PLACE IN YOUR BEAUTY CABINET [PART 3]

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COCONUT OIL: A SCHIZOID BEAUTY PRODUCT IN YOUR SUPERMARKET.

If there’s one oil that all women should at least  give a chance, it’s coconut oil. It’s the schizophrenic under the oils since you can use it for almost anything beauty related. Any-thing? Yeah probably anything. Here’s my list.

Save the best for last. Unfortunately a motto I can’t really live by. The good news is: today I’ll make an exception. The past few weeks I told you about 3 oils that really deserve a place in your beauty cabinet. If I had to choose one out of those three, coconut oil would definitely win.

Maybe alone because of the fact that you nowadays just buy it in your local supermarket! Who had ever thought to find a beauty-gem over there? I sure didn’t. Today I’ll share my favorite uses of coconut oil. It might surprise you that I use this multifunctional in only a few ways, but hey quality reigns over quantity right?


Overnight hairmask

Melt a few tablespoons of coconut oil by giving it 30 seconds in the microwave or by just rubbing it warm between your hands. When it’s consistency has transformed from solid to liquid, spread it all over your hair concentrating on the ends. Cover your pillow with a towel and sleep tight! Next morning you do have to wash your hair once or twice and rinse it thoroughly, but the results are all worth it. I feel that my hair’s left thicker, shinier and split ends are gone forever.


Body lotion

No body lotion can beat the smell of Zwitsal, but in terms of softness coconut oil is a pretty good body double. Because of it’s oily character it lends itself well for a gentle massage of your arms, legs, hands or feet.


Cooking

Moving it from the bathroom to the kitchen and back. Coconut oil can also be used in the kitchen. Obviously healthier than butter and it can take more heat than olive oil. I like to use it for the Asian cuisine in particular. Mostly because a hint of the smell & taste of cocos remains ( and that’s not a bad thing…).


Oil pulling

Haven’t tried this one, but sure will: coconut oil for oil pulling. Oil pulling is a bit of hype these days and claims to help your body to get rid of toxins. How it works? Swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes every morning (!) claims to help pull the toxins from your mouth and skin. Besides that it also relieves headaches, promotes gum health and whitens teeth. A friend of mine tried it for a few days and got stuck with a headache instead of relieving it. Was it because she was detoxing? Or did it just don’t work? It’s about time I’m going to find out myself. Read about it soon on and-another.com.

Have you discovered the properties of coconut oil yet? Do you use it? For what use?

 

Linda

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