Natural Beauty: Coconut Oil

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Recently i discovered my love for natural and organic oil’s again such as Argan and Moroccan oil, however I have never tried and tested coconut oil, seeing as there was such a HUGEEE hype on the product in the blogging world.

If someone were to tell me years ago that there was one single product that could contribute to my health and beauty regime, I would of never believed them. After discovering this little gem, my mind is completely changed. Coconut Oil is simply one of the best multi purpose organic natural products available.

Coconut Oil is an amazing hair mask. It leaves your hair with a silky texture feeling and lots of shine. I run this through my hair in a similar way of any normal store bought hair mask, just before I got to sleep, let it do it’s magic over night and wash it out in the morning once out the shower you’ll discover your best hair day yet.

It is one of the healthiest oil’s you could use when cooking and it can also be used as a baking ingredient as it is a saturated fat it can be used in place of butter.

Coconut oil is one of the best moisturisers I have ever used! It can be so much more effective than any average store bought lotions, the oil penetrates deep layers of the skin and actually helps strength under-layering tissues, it also helps remove any dead skin cells. It is a great face moisturiser, I like to use it to also remove my makeup at the end of the night, as the oil helps breakdown any makeup from water proof mascara to liquid lipstick. I just lather the oil between my fingers and working and massaging it into the skin until all the makeup looks like it is about to melt off my face then remove the excess with a damp muslin cloth.

Note: I dont reccommned heating the coconut oil in the microwave as it damages vital health properties within the product.

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Home Made Face and Body Exfoliator

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I’ve noticed this past week that my skin is getting quite bad with break outs and also I realised that my skin all over my body was starting to become really dry especially in this hot weather and as much as I moisturise the dryness just never stays at bay 😦

My sister and I came up with this home made exfoliator which only requires 4 ingredients which are most likely to already be in the convenience of your own home, so you don’t need to worry about running to the shops to make this.

We came up with a honey, lemon, sugar, and oil exfoliator. It is similar to the lush lip scrubs but this can be used all over your body, face and lips, also you do not need to pay £5 for a tiny tub. This amount of ingredients we use is enough to cover your body.

You will need:

1 table spoon of Honey

Quarter cup of Sugar

Half table spoon of olive oil or jojoba oil

and 3-5 drops of Juice out of a freshly squeezed lemon (not necessary)

Just add everything into a bowl and give it a mix. It should create a paste like consistency with the little bits of sugar still visible.

I would just hop into the shower or bath exfoliate with this and honestly it the best thing I have ever tried it leaves my skin super super soft and hydrated! I probably won’t ever waste money on exfoliators as this does the job for me 10x better. The oil hydrates and brings all of that moisture back into the skin, whilst the sugar exfoliates taking the dead skin cells away and the honey provides powerful healing enzymes which will help regain clearer, more polished and beautiful skin. I let one of my friends try this out, she said it made her fake tan go on smoothly and said her legs felt like silk.

This only issue I would say with using this is not to over scrub your body and especially face or try not to scrub too hard as it can leave you with redness and irritation. So be careful and a light hand will go a long way.

Who’s willing to try putting food on your face? Let me know in the comments if you tried it and how it made your skin feel and look?

Thanks for reading everyone.

Let me know in the comments if you tried this out or not 🙂

Much Love

Meru x