But here’s the deal…it’s good stuff.
Of course it says it is “oil”, but it oil in a solid form, so it’s easy to use. No spills!
Whether or not you are for or against cooking with coconut oil is not the topic of discussion today. Honestly I have no idea, because my coconut oil is stored in my bathroom, not my kitchen.
This time of year my skin and hair are in desperate need of extra moisture…so this is a great alternative and kind of an all-around useful cream to have on-hand!
Here’s how I use it:
1. Hair ~
- A deep conditioner: Spread it on your hair and into your scalp… wrap your hair in a bun and let it sit for a while, or even overnight. Then just shampoo and condition as you normally would. You might need to shampoo twice to make sure it’s all out. You can do this once or twice a week, as needed. It’s really great! My scalp gets itchy when the weather gets cold and this has worked wonders!
- Split end treatment: Use it after you have blown your hair dry. Take a very small amount, rub it in your fingers to warm it up and rub it onto your ends.
2. Face ~
- Eye makeup remover: Rub some between your fingers and then in a circular motion to remove eye make up. Rinse off with warm water!
- Cleanser: Use it basically the same way you would use a cream cleanser. The oil melts away the dirt. Rinse with warm water. It leaves your face clean, but feeling moisturized!
- I have read that you can use the oil as a light highlighter on your cheekbones and brow bones also, but I haven’t ever tried this.
- Lips: A simple lip balm…works great!
3. Body ~
- Use it like a body butter. It takes a bit of time to fully absorb, but it leaves your skin completely soft!
- Foot and heel treatment. Slather it on at night and slip on some socks..wake up to soft feet!
- Shaving cream: This is another one I haven’t tried, but I can see how it would work. I just wouldn’t want all that oil going down my drain, as I have a septic system here at my house.
- Cuticle Cream. Obvious.
So there you go. A huge amount of ideas for a measly $7.00.
Don’t say I don’t care about your wallet