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More Uses for Coconut Oil

By 9:30 AM

- This is the coconut oil I've been using. I purchased this at my local Publix for less than $10! -

I recently uploaded a post about how I've been using coconut oil since I first purchased some (read it here if you haven't already). So far I've had some pretty awesome results and have since then tried out even more ways to use the product!

Here's a few more ways I use coconut oil. If you use it, let me know in the comments how you've used it!

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1. Use it with foundation.

This is an incredible tip I actually just discovered last week, and I'm obsessed with it. 

I was scouring YouTube videos and came across this odd way to use coconut oil (not so much odd as just unheard of by me!)

Basically, if you want to get the most out of your foundation and create a sleek, slightly dewy but perfect finish with your product, mix ONE drop of coconut oil with your foundation (you can use as much foundation as you like - I use around a dime sized amount for my face, usually). 

The coconut oil works with the foundation to create a nice canvas and I've found that it really helps me blend my foundation a lot easier, I highly suggest you try this tip out!

2. Use it on your nails.

If you have crusty cuticles or have dry skin around your nails, you can apply a bit of coconut oil around the area to soften them.

I really like using coconut oil on my hands in particular (usually only when I'm about to go to bed, as it's hard to function with slick hands!). This really helps soften the cuticles and makes it easier to push them back. Plus, it gives your nails a nice sheen without even using a clear coat of polish.

3. Clean your makeup brushes.

If you're an avid makeup user, you MUST clean your makeup brushes on a weekly basis. It's imperative that you regularly clean off all the bacteria that has transferred from your face to the products you use and back again.

When I clean my makeup brushes, I usually use two-three parts dish detergent and one part coconut oil. The detergent cleans all the bacteria from the brushes, while the bit of oil helps keep them from drying out.

4. Body scrub.

This is probably my favorite way to use coconut oil at the moment, as it feels incredible!

I like to concoct a variety of scrubs and other DIY beauty things (if you want to see some recipes for my favorites, click here!) Among the many scrubs I've made, this simple one is my favorite.

All you need is sugar and coconut oil! 

I don't really measure the amount that I use, but I'd guesstimate that I use about half a cup of sugar and add about a half cup of coconut oil (again, I'm guesstimating, but just use enough oil so that it's moistened but not watery).

This scrub is perfect because it exfoliates and removes all the dead skin from your epidermis, but it also moisturizes your skin at the same time. This is great for anyone who needs regular exfoliation but also experiences dry skin at times.

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