Coconut oil has been dubbed as a miracle in a jar by many individuals and for very good reason. There are many wonderful benefits to coconut oil. It can be used on the body and in the body for so many different remedies, there is no reason for every household to not have a jar in the cupboard.
Coconut oil can be used as a facial cleanser. One can simply take a small amount of coconut oil, warm up with the fingertips and apply to the face in circular motion for at least a minute. Coconut oil will dissolve the oils on the face, and help to loosen up any blackheads. It can then be wiped off with a clean hand cloth and the face can be rinsed with warm water.
Try coconut oil on the hair. Many swear that applying coconut oil on the hair will help it grow. Simply apply to the hair and let it sit for at least half an hour, then shampoo the hair as normal. This will also make the hair soft and help protect against split ends.
Coconut oil is a great body moisturizer too. Apply it after getting out of the shower like a lotion. It will leave the skin feeling soft and supple. It is very quickly absorbed into the skin. Some swear by applying it to the lips in place of chap stick.
Coconut oil is a wonderful home remedy that is not too expensive. A jar of it will last through many different beauty treatments.