Yep, I’m one of those coconut oil fanatics. I use it every single day, in a multitude of ways. My number one use for it: as a natural moisturizer for my skin.
I used to use store bought moisturizing lotions and creams… until I got curious about what exactly I was smearing all over my body. Have you ever read the ingredient label on a bottle of lotion? It takes someone close to a chemist to understand what’s in the bottle. If I don’t know what it is, I don’t want it on or in my body.
Did you know that, according to an Environmental Working Group’s research study, the average woman uses 12 products a day (shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotions, makeup, etc.), containing 168 different chemicals? 168 chemicals!
What I Love About Coconut Oil as a Natural Moisturizer
No chemicals (as long as it’s unrefined virgin coconut oil). This is a big one for me, because the chemicals that you put on your skin end up inside your body and I don’t want that buildup. Yuck!
It smells like a tropical island vacation. I mix in a few drops of pure Grapefruit essential oil, and it gets even better (just don’t do the grapefruit oil part before going into the sun, or you may get a burn). Super luxurious.
It makes my skin so soft and glowing. Enough said.
It’s antimicrobial, so it helps keep skin from harmful bacteria.
I use it both on my face and body, and a little bit goes a long way, so I have no need to keep up on buying a variety of different lotions. I was hesitant at first to use coconut oil on my face. I thought for sure my skin would break out. But it didn’t. It doesn’t grease up my face either. It soaks in in a matter of seconds, and does a better job at it than my previous face lotions did.
Want some more coconut oil goodness? Check on my previous post 5 Uses for Coconut Oil.
Just FYI:On the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) website, you can search through their huge database of cosmetic products to see what exactly is in the products you use, and the dangers to your health they may pose. You can even download the EWG app, to scan a product while shopping, review its rating, and find a better alternative. The app works to scan both food products, and cosmetics. Check it out.