Want hair that shines? Heels of a Goddess (or God)? Skin that glows? Then coconut oil (yep, the same stuff you use for cooking) and coconut water could give you everything you ever desired….well, almost!
Hair that Shines: Apply about a teaspoon of coconut oil for short hair in the palm of your hands, a little more for long hair, and rub together until the oil forms. (In cooler temperatures, the oil will be solid so you have to make it liquid!) Rub it into your hair, starting at the roots. Wrap in a towel for 15-20 minutes or overnight. Then, wash as normal.
Sandal-Ready Heels: After showering, buff your heels with a pumice stone. Follow this by applying just a little bit of coconut oil and rub in completely. You only need a little. Afterwards, put on a pair of socks if you’re walking on a bare surface…just in case!
Skin that Glows: Apply just a little bit of Coconut oil to your skin before going to bed. As you snooze, let the magic happen.
White Teeth and a Healthy Mouth: Oil pulling is an acquired taste…so to speak. You simply melt coconut oil and then swish it in your mouth for 20 minutes. To melt, put a tablespoon of it in a cup and then place the cup in warm water. Some people have put it directly into their mouth and let their body’s 98.6 temperature do the rest. I say “acquired” taste because if you don’t love the taste of coconut, you’ll have some problems with this one. However, the antibacterial properties of coconut help with germs, and some have reported whiter looking teeth after swishing for a few days.
Touch-me Skin: As you can imagine, coconut oil penetrates dry skin and adds moisture.
Hydrate from the inside out: As good as the oil is for your outsides; coconut water does wonders from the inside out. Your skin needs moisture. With the added benefits of coconut, you can add vital nutrients too and create a “power” drink. Add coconut water to any smoothie recipe. If you’re drinking it straight, try several varieties to find which one is best for you. I personally love it fresh from the coconut, and a brand called “Real” in a green bottle. Avoid flavored coconut water because they usually carry extra sugar.