Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Coconut Oil Does Triple Beauty Duty
Coconut oil is quickly becoming my FAVORITE thing EVER! Not only can you cook with it, but it is great for soooo many other things.
I have also found Trader Joe's Coconut Oil which smells incredible! If you like the smell of coconuts. Which I do. It's $5.99 for 16 oz.
If you are looking for more natural replacements for body lotion, eye makeup remover and eye cream, I have ONE Do-It-Yourself product that will do the trick. Yes, ONE!
Coconut Oil Triple Play
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1/2 tsp Vitamin E (optional)
1. Place the coconut oil and vitamin E in a bowl. Vitamin E oil is used as a preservative. however, if you don't already have some, don't bother to go buy some. Coconut oil has a pretty long shelf-life as is.
2. Whip it (Whip It Good! I couldn't resist!) with an electric mixer.
3. Whip until it is like whipped cream or frosting (about 5-10 minutes).
Place in a pretty (free) jar and you are done!
You could add essential oils if you like, but I like the smell of the coconut. I have been told by the fabulous woman whom I go to for facials that coconut oil is excellent for your skin!
When I get out of the shower, I put this on my body as a moisturizer.
When I remove my eye makeup at night, I put a small amount on my eyes or on a small flannel cloth and wipe the make-up away. A little remains which moisturizes that delicate skin around your eyes beautifully.
Not only is this better for your skin, but the price is unbeatable. That $5.99 jar of coconut oil will last a year at least!
Now, the coconut oil may melt. Mine did this summer. But I don't really mind using it in the liquid form. It may harden in colder months and you'll have to scrape at it a bit. But it melts quickly with the warmth of your hands.
If you'd like to learn more about personal care products and are in the area, sign up for my class Beautiful, Naturally at Fat Moon Farm on September 27.
Do You Use Coconut Oil for Anything? What's Your Favorite Use?
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