Who doesn’t love organic goods? For one, coconut oil has a lot of healthful benefits, and it can be utilized for many remedies whether for the kitchen, for the household, for utilities, and even for beauty fixes. Coconut oil is more than an ingredient in your recipes – it can do many wonders for your skin and for health as a whole.
These other benefits will help you provide remedies conveniently done when you’re at home while having all the ingredients you need readily in your own kitchen counters.
1Peppermint and Coconut Oil Scrub
Some people like to de-stress with a good book, with a quiet day at the beach or with pumping music. However, if you prefer to stay inside the house and pamper yourself with good ole organics, then this coconut oil and peppermint scrub recipe is for you. Add this one in the books, as this will surely come in handy for your next staycation and pampering session.
You may use any jar of your liking to store this scrub when you’re done mixing the recipe. Since you’ll only be mixing peppermint with the coconut oil as an added scent, it doesn’t smell too feminine so men can also use this scrub. To make the mix, you will a need one-third cup of virgin coconut oil, one-third coarse salt, 10 to 15 drops of peppermint essential oil, and your container. A four-ounce mason jar would do to fit this DIY scrub.
You want your scrub to have a crumbly consistency so it’s better to mix the recipes in a warm room instead of in a cold room where your coconut oil would most likely become solid. If it solidifies, soften the oil by boiling it in a pot with low fire just soft enough to mash it later. Once it turns semi-liquid, mix the salt with the coconut oil in a bowl or jar. Mash the ingredients together with a fork and blend it well. Once you are satisfied with the consistency, transfer your scrub in your jar and place it in a dark, cool place. Avoid using your fingers to keep the scrub clean. Use a spoon to scoop it out instead.
2Coconut Vanilla Lip Balm
Women love buying goods. However, what brick and mortar stores do not tell us is that we can make our own versions right in our own homes. Making your own lip balm is cheaper and more fun. You’d be able to show your creativity in this DIY project and make something useful out of it. This recipe easily makes 10 to 15 tubes so you can share some to your friends, keep some in your storage, and even give some as gifts.
Gather two tablespoons of cocoa butter or mango butter or a blend of both, two tablespoons of beeswax either pastilles or shredded, two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil, and one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Put your beeswax and butter in a jar and add your coconut oil. Pour one to two inches of water to a small pot to make a double boiler system. Immerse your jar with the butter and beeswax in the water. Heat the pot with a low to medium fire and stir the mix now and then. Make sure the mixture won’t boil over the rim of the pot.
When everything is well melted, remove the jar from the pot and add the vanilla extract. Stir everything well. Transfer the mix to your lip balm containers and store them in a cool place to solidify. Enjoy your DIY coconut lip balms!
3Coconut Oil Sunscreen
Many people think that coconut oil is best used as an added ingredient in your lotion or body scrub, but coconut oil can also be used as a sunscreen to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun, as it has natural SPF 4-5. Practically speaking, that sun protection is too low, so to add up, we’ll throw red raspberry seed oils and essential oils into the mix.
To make your own coconut oil sunscreen, you will need a one-half cup of virgin coconut oil, two tablespoons of Non-Nana Zinc Oxide, and one tablespoon of red raspberry seed oil. Essential oil is optional, but you can always add some to the mix for fragrance.
Use a mixer or a food processor to whip up the coconut oil. Be careful in adding the zinc oxide, as you wouldn’t want to inhale it. Add the red raspberry seed oil and essential oils. Mix all the ingredients well and pour it into a small container. Store it in a room with warm temperature to avoid from solidifying. Lather on your skin as needed.
4Coconut Oil Body Lotion
For people who have dry skin and can’t deal with complicated ingredients, this coconut oil lotion will work like a charm. It only requires two ingredients, so it’s easy and simple to do. You can use this lotion on your arms and legs. The best part of all, a small amount of mixture goes a long way, so you won’t need to make so much.
To make the lotion, you will need one cup of extra virgin coconut oil and one teaspoon of Vitamin E. That’s it! Put the ingredients in a bowl and mix it together. Once you get a nice blend, pour your DIY lotion in a liquid container and store it in a drawer to keep the cream warm and moist.
Coconut oil has its own distinct fragrance, but if you prefer a different scent, you may add in essential oils of your choice. Simply stir it in with the two ingredients and you have your scented lotion.
5Coconut Acne Treatment
Coconut oil has so many uses that you can even use it to treat your acne and stay away from store products that cost too much and has a lot of unpronounceable ingredients that you’re not even sure to be effective on your skin. You can even be allergic to some of the ingredients or get the opposite effect so it’s better to DIY it if you can.
This coconut acne treatment recipe requires one-fourth cup of coconut oil, ten drops of lemon essential oil, ten drops of lavender essential oil, ten drops of tea tree or melaleuca essential oil, and a container for your finished product.
The first step you should do is to soften your coconut oil in a jar for 10 to 15 seconds using a microwave. Once this step is done, add in the essential oils and blend everything together. Put the mixture in the refrigerator to set. To apply the treatment, use a cotton swab on your acne in the morning and the evening. Make sure you wash your face and dry it well before doing the treatment. When your mixture becomes solid in a cold room, just place it in a room with warm temperature, and it will gradually soften. Otherwise, you can apply it to your face as is.
6DIY Coconut Oil Deodorant
Now this is an unusual DIY project for most of you, but coconut oil is an effective deodorant, too! Some avid organic users swear by this organic project because it is extremely effective yet is cheap in every way. It keeps sweat at bay and doesn’t stain clothes. On top of that, it smells good!
You can easily find the required ingredients you need in your kitchen, which are the following: one-fourth cup of baking soda, one-fourth cup of cornstarch or arrowroot powder, and five to six tablespoons of coconut oil. If you don’t like the natural scent of coconut oil, you may add a few drops of essential oils of your choice in the mix. This DIY deodorant has plenty of variety with coconut oil, but you can use whichever combination you prefer.
To make the mix, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and blend it well until you get a creamy paste. Once you have achieved this, transfer everything to a jar with a lid or to some other container that would be fitting for your DIY project. Coconut oil hardens when it’s cold and softens when it’s warm. Either way, this coconut oil deodorant is safe and convenient to use.
7Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Women are huge fans of beauty and skin care and a hair mask is no different. This hair mask’s primary ingredients include eggs, olive oil, and, of course, coconut oil. All of these are organic and have healthful benefits to the body. Eggs are rich in protein, coconut oil is packed with vitamin E and K and Iron, and olive oil is a natural conditioner for the hair that also helps you attain a healthy scalp.
You can use one to two eggs depending on how much protein you want to apply to your hair, one to two tablespoons of coconut oil depending on the length of your hair, and one to two tablespoons of olive oil, again, based on your hair’s length. Warm up your coconut oil for not more than 20 seconds and let it cool for one to two minutes. Combine all the ingredients and blend everything together until you get a smooth consistency.
Apply the mask to your hair, focusing on your hair’s roots and ends. After applying it, cover your hair with plastic to seal in the oil and to create heat. Leave the mask on your hair for about an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water, nothing too hot. Shampoo and condition your hair after. Post-treatment, expect your hair to be silky smooth and shiny.