Dear reader, would you rather buy 15 different, overpriced, over-packaged beauty products to get clear skin, luscious hair, and white teeth — or, buy a jar of unrefined organic coconut oil, and slather it all over your life?
The beauty industry has noticed the consumer trend in wanting simple, straightforward products that still reap the benefits they promise. But in order to really trust the lotions, masks, and goop that you use to beautify, you’d have to research all 43 of the nine-syllable ingredients included in your “simple and natural” products. I have a better idea: use coconut oil — you know, a product 100% derived from nature!
Use Organic, Raw Coconut Oil
Since coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, it is ideal for moisturizing skin and hair. But those benefits only apply if you use organic, raw coconut oil, which is extracted from fresh coconut meat, instead of refined coconut oil — which comes from dried coconut.
It seems like there's a never-ending list of beauty uses for coconut oil, so we've rounded up 15 tried-and-true ways to treat yourself with this tropical, all-purpose powerhouse!
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