3 Ways to Have Fun with Coconut Oil

 

 Coconut oil isn’t just for cooking (although that’s great too) - it has a ton of amazing uses! In fact, coconut oil is an incredible natural moisturizer.  Here are a few suggestions from us to help you get the most out of your jar or tub:

Make lip gloss 

Because coconut oil is solid at room temperature, it can be easily made into a moisturizing lip gloss.

All you need is a tiny pot for the gloss, jar of coconut oil, some beeswax (optional, it keeps to gloss for melting in hotter temperatures) and any essential oil of your choosing. 

Other additions include things like lavender, honey and peppermint! 

 

Hair masks


Many people swear by coconut oil as the key to healthy hair. In the past couple years, all sorts of shampoos and conditioners have come on to the market that contain coconut. 

But healthy hair can come right from your pantry!

There are many variations of the coconut oil hair mask, but the simplest one goes like this:

Heat up the coconut oil - lather heavily on the end of the hair, and comb through the rest - leave for 15 to 30 minutes - rinse. 

Some fun and common additions to this mask include:

Banana + avocado 

Honey + egg

Popcorn 

As of late, many of us have been curling up for more netflix marathons than ever. There are ways to make our favourite snacks a little more healthy, with a little help from coconut oil. 

Try buying your own popcorn kernels (super cheap, too) and popping them with coconut oil instead of regular oil and butter. 

It’s as easy as:

½ cup of popcorn kernels

2 tbsp of coconut oil

Place in a deep pot and leave covered and turn the element on medium heat. 

5 minutes later, you have your healthy snack.

Add salt or cinnamon for some flavour. 

There are many more uses, but these are some of our favourites. We hope you enjoy!!

Share with us your favourite uses in the comments! 

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