5 Simple Beauty Products You Can Make From Coconut Oil By Nicole Geraci - April 2, 2013 1:20 PM ED

Many people who are very choosy about what they eat often forget
that their skin is their largest organ, and what you put on your skin
gets absorbed into your body. Unfortunately, many conventional soaps,
lotions and other beauty products are filled with chemicals and toxins.

To
replace your chemical-laden products with health-sustaining natural
ones, all you need is a jar of coconut oil and a few minutes of free
time! This superfood
isn't just great for better-balanced hormones, and a stronger immune
system--it can feed your skin as well, leaving it soft, glowing and
youthful-looking. (Not to mention delicious-smelling!) 

Once you’ve replaced your standard beauty products with coconut oil,
you’ll never go back. Instead, you’ll smile secretly to yourself every
time someone asks you how you got such soft, glowing skin.

Here
are five easy-to-make beauty products that use coconut oil as a base.
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate coconut oil into
your daily beauty routine!


Makeup Remover
It
doesn’t get much easier than this! Simply warm a bit of coconut oil
between your palms and brush your hands over your face and eyes. Wipe
the oil away with a damp cloth and you’ll be left with clear, clean,
fresh skin.


Deodorant
Conventional
deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum, which has been linked
to cancer. Luckily, homemade deodorant is quick and easy to whip up! Mix
together 2 parts baking soda and 2 parts cornstarch with one part
coconut oil. (For example: two tablespoons each of baking soda and
cornstarch and one tablespoon of coconut oil). The coconut oil will keep
your skin hydrated, while the baking soda takes care of odors, and the
cornstarch keeps you dry. If you like, you can add a few drops of your
favorite essential oil for fragrance.


Toothpaste
To
make homemade toothpaste, mix together equal parts coconut oil and
baking soda. The baking soda will help keep your teeth white and shiny.
Add a few drops of peppermint essential oils for a crisp, minty flavor.
Some people also add a few drops of stevia for tooth-friendly
sweetness. 

Keep in mind that coconut oil
is solid at room temperature, so it’s important to rinse your sink with
hot water when you’ve finished brushing your teeth. 


Shaving Oil
Coconut
oil is the ideal shaving oil! Simply rub a generous amount onto your
skin and use your regular razor to shave. When you’re done, you’ll find
that your legs are smooth and clean – and you won’t even need to
moisturize them.


Body Butter
You
can rub coconut oil directly into your skin. While it might feel a bit
oily at first, it will all get absorbed. Some people find that their
skin absorbs the oil more quickly when they apply it after a warm
shower, while their pores are still open. Coconut oil is a wonderful
moisturizer that will help keep your skin hydrated and youthful-looking.

If
you prefer something a little bit more decadent, or if you’re tired of
trying to dig solid coconut oil out of the jar, it’s easy to whip up a
body butter using coconut oil as a base. Simply combine coconut oil with
a few drops of your favorite essential oil and whisk it until it takes
on a light, frothy texture. Spoon it into an airtight container and
enjoy!

Thanks you to http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-8352/5-simple-beauty-products-you-can-make-from-coconut-oil.html

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