When you visit my blog and do a search for coconut oil, you quickly discover that I live and breathe by it. It honestly is magical. Ok – maybe not magical but darn close.
You see, coconut oil is nature’s perfect healer. It works inside the body and it works outside the body. It has hundreds of uses. (I even wrote about 333 Uses For Coconut Oil).
Before we go any further, let me just remind you that I am NOT making any actual health claims here. I am just sharing information. Take what I share and do your own research. I am not a medical practitioner nor do I play one on this site so please do not make any life altering changes without consulting your trusted medical adviser. Also, some links may be affiliate links. Ok…now that I have placated our governmental agencies…on with the show.
Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. I buy it in 5 gallon increments and keep it all over my house. I even have some in the car. So here is a little information to inspire you to check out this amazing oil!
I have been dabbling in the fine art of making personal care products (aka toiletries) for over 10 years. I have made everything from shampoo to body wash to lotions and exfoliating scrubs. I never seemed to find the right blend of butters and oils and it was incredibly frustrating. Then, I discovered the amazing healing powers of coconut oil a couple of years ago.
Coconut oil is the most nourishing oil you can put onto your skin and into your body.
Pure virgin (unrefined) coconut oil is the best natural ingredient for skin lotion. It prevents destructive free-radical formation and provides protection against them. It can help to keep the skin from developing liver spots, and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight. It helps to keep connective tissues strong and supple so that the skin doesn't sag and wrinkle.
The small molecular structure of coconut oil allows for easy absorption through the skin and into the cell structure of the connective tissues. This means that it has the ability to actually restore damaged or diseased skin. Coconut oil will also have lasting benefits, unlike most lotions. It can help bring back a youthful appearance. The coconut oil will aid in removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. The skin will become more evenly textured with a healthy “shine”. While doing this the coconut oil will penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and strengthen the underlying tissues.
Clearly, coconut oil needs to be present in every product you put onto your skin! This is also why I have worked so hard to create recipes for personal care products that incorporate coconut oil. (If you are interested in making your own personal care products, check out my eBook, Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body from The Outside In. There are 40 simple, nourishing recipes that I guarantee you will love).
How would you like to try your hand at a super simple recipe starring coconut oil? Of course you would!
Today, I am sharing a honey lemon/lime scrub that is GREAT to use as a skin smoother and my personal favorite, an armpit de-stinker. Enjoy!
- 1. Mix brown sugar and salt, then add lemon juice, coconut oil and honey continuing to mix well.
- 2. Use 1-2 times per week for amazingly smooth skin!