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The Many Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a multitude of benefits. In addition to being a great hair treatment, it can also be great for your skin, oral hygiene, and makeup remover. This oil offers many other great benefits, but these are the most brag-worthy. My favorite coconut oil to purchase is only $25 at your local supermarket! Just make sure it is virgin, organic, and preferably in the raw form.

Coconut oil is a great overnight moisturizer for your skin.  Just grab a spoonful and warm it up between your hands before you apply it on your face. Also, a little bit goes a long way with this! This works wonders when you find yourself having a couple dry patches on your face. They will literally disappear overnight!

Have you ever heard of oil pulling? Well, coconut oil is perfect for that! All you have to do is swish around one teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes! This can make your teeth appear whiter, and also serves as an anti-bacterial agent! I swish coconut oil around in my mouth three times a week and I can definitely attest to its oral benefits. My teeth appeared whiter after only two weeks! However, be sure to spit the oil into a plastic bag so it does not clog your sink drains when it becomes solid again.

 

My other favorite benefit of coconut oil is that it acts as a wonderful eye makeup remover. You can say goodbye to those makeup wipes that burn your eyes as you take off your face from the day. All you need is a cotton ball, a washcloth, and of course coconut oil. Just grab about a tablespoon of oil from the jar and let the oil sit on your face for about five minutes. Next, take your cotton ball and wipe away all of your mascara, eyeliner, and foundation! Then, you can take your washcloth and with warm water, you can begin to wash your face with your favorite cleanser.

 

You should definitely add this oil into your everyday beauty regimen and reap the many benefits! It might come off as a little pricey, but the whole jar lasts me about a whole year! To read about more coconut uses, visit www.everydayroots.com/coconut-oil-uses.

Katie Fitzsimmons

Editor, The Bulletin

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