Coconut Oil For Your Skin Recipe


Coconut Oil Nourishes Your Skin

I love coconut oil, I use it in most of my recipes, including my breakfast smoothie. It adds a rich and creamy flavour to almost all foods. Due to it being solid at room temperature, it can handle heat better than oils which are liquid at room temperature, making it perfect for stir-frying or sautéeing.

But, did you know it is also good for your skin? My skin, particularly my face, adores it. The skin on my face is extremely picky. It breaks out in a rash to protest the use of most store bought face creams, even ones from the health food store. I started experimenting with coconut oil to moisturize my face about 10 years ago. My skin just absorbs the soothing oil and feels terrific.

The unique medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, and they also serve as antioxidants which protect your skin. So coconut oil is essentially food for your skin!

I also wash my face twice a day with coconut oil. Thanks to its anti-bacterial properties, it makes an excellent, gentle, natural facial cleanser. You can remove make-up with it as well.

What we put on our skin is as important as what we put into our bodies. We absorb chemicals and toxins from skin care products through our skin and into our systems, which can wreak havoc on our health. Try making your own natural skin care products, your skin will show its gratitude by exhibiting a healthy youthful glow!

There are fancier ways of making your own skin care products, but I prefer to use just a couple of ingredients in mine.

Coconut Oil Cleanser

  • Small Mason Jar or other glass jar, sterilized

  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil

  • 20 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

  1. Mix the Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Oils together in the jar.

  2. With clean hands take 1 – 2 Tsp. of the mixture in the palm of your hands, rub your hands together to soften the mixture, then massage evenly over your face for a few minutes. Being careful not to get it in your eyes.

  3. Take a warm, wet facecloth and wipe the oil mixture off of your face.

The Tea Tree Oil is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, adding to the cleansing power of the Coconut Oil.

To remove eye make-up, just use plain coconut oil and a cotton swab, wiping over your eyes.

Coconut Oil Face Cream

  • Small Mason Jar or other glass jar, sterilized

  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil

  • 10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

  • 10 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil

  1. Mix all the oils together in the jar, until fairly smooth.

  2. Apply 1 – 2 tsp. at a time to your face, gently massaging into your skin, being careful not to get it into your eyes.

Frankincense has been shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while lavender is excellent at soothing dry, chapped skin, as well as minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

For more information on Essential Oils, please visit: Essential Oils

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