Out of shampoo or toothpaste and you’re late for work? Don’t panic – make your own.
Combined with other food items or standing alone, coconut oil can be used as a viable substitute for lots of beauty products. We found some recipes that may make you want to shop at home for your next face scrub or hair conditioner.
Lemon Coconut Face Mask: 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil + ½ tsp. Lemon Juice + 2 tsp. honey. Mix together, smooth onto clean skin, leave for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water and finish with a splash of cool water. Softens and hydrates the skin.
Conditioner for oily hair: 1 C. water + 1 egg yolk + 1 tsp. coconut oil. Whisk egg yolk until frothy, add coconut oil and whisk a little more. Add water and stir until smooth. Massage into hair and scalp. Leave on for 2-5 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Leaves hair feeling soft and shiny.
Rosemary & Mint “No-Poo” Hair Cleansing Rinse: 2 C boiling water + 2″ sprig each of fresh rosemary and fresh mint + 2 tbsp. baking soda. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add the rosemary and mint to the water and cover, let steep for 20 minutes. Strain the mixture and allow to cool. Stir in baking soda to cooled liquid until dissolved. Start by wetting hair with warm water. Pour rinse mixture and massage scalp and strands. Repeat and rinse with warm water.
Coconut & Sugar Body Scrub: 1 cup of sugar + ½ C. Sea salt + 2 tbsp. lemon juice + 2 tbsp. coconut oil. Mix all ingredients to form a paste. Apply to damp skin, gently scrubbing in circular motions. Rinse with warm water.