Wednesday 29 June 2016

FIVE FAVOURITES : Favourite things to do with Coconut Oil

I have been a big fan of this wonder oil for quite some time now and I must say, it's pretty impressive what you can do with it!

You think it's just for cooking?? Nope! Here's a super list of all the things that you can do with one little pot of coconut oil...

1. Cooking
So we all know that we can cook with coconut oil right? Well, if not you can. It has a super high smoke point so is great for stir frying foods and gives it a lovely coconutty flavour. Don't like coconut? No problem, you can buy 'fragrance free' coconut oil so you can use it for everything. 

2. Moisturiser
Yes it's a very rich oil, but it's great on the skin and body. I would say it's great especially as a body oil and it can be used on the face for very dry skin before bed time

3. Eye makeup remover
A bit of a random one, but it's true! Warm a little bit in your fingers and gentle massage over your eye area to remove makeup. Then wipe away with a nice warm flannel - This is great for waterproof mascara too, any oil will bring off stubborn makeup

4. Hair Treatment
If your hair is a bit dry on the ends, you can massage a little coconut oil through the tips of your hair to hydrate them. Wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave it on for 20-30 minutes (or even overnight), wash your hair by applying shampoo to the ends of the hair first dry, then rinse and repeat.

5. Cleaning our teeth
So did you know you can clean your teeth with coconut oil? So, not putting it on your toothbrush, but by doing a technique called 'oil pulling'. First thing in the morning (before you clean your teeth), put a heaped teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth and start to swill it around your teeth. This can be a bit weird the first few times you do it, but try and see if you can swill it around for 20-30 minutes. Maybe do a quick tidy of the house, make the bed, prep your breakfast etc and then when the time is up, spit it out into the dustbin (or into a tissue - just not down the plughole!). Then clean your teeth as normal. It is believed that oil pulling can help remove toxins from the body and also help to whiten teeth! Maybe worth a try!

Thanks so much for reading, hope you have learnt at least one new thing you can do with this wonder ingredient!

Emmaline x

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