In 2016 I fell in love with it, became addicted and can’t stop recommending it: COCONUT. My magic cure. In every life situation. Ok maybe not in every situation but it’s simply amazing. That’s why I’m showing you my favorite tips and tricks.
I would recommend to buy the typical big coconut oil jar which is available in every drugstore in the food section. Don’t buy it in the beauty section the oil there is simply overpriced.
1. Makeup Remover
There’s no better natural makeup remover than coconut oil…I promise you it gets all the make up off your face even waterproof mascara (it takes some time for the mascara but in Gili T we only had coconut oil as a makeup remover and it was completely fine)! Just take some and put it onto your cotton pad or your hands. Afterwards wash it off with some cleansing gel and you’re good to go.
2. Against Acne And Spots
Coconut oil is able to kill bacteria, viruses and other germs. Especially inflamed wounds like acne or spots will be cured, the skin clean and moist. I love to use it as an oil after I washed my face with a cleanser. Put a little amount onto your hands and after it melted gently massage your (damp!) face with it. Best spots cure ever!
3. Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is daily detox for those of you who want an easy detox cure without only drinking juices etc. You put one tablespoon of oil into your mouth and pull it through your teeth for 10 minutes (best time: in the evening while you’re watching your favorite series). It’s good for the health of your teeth and mouth. Oil pulling decreases the probability of gum bleeding and bad breath, whitens your teeth, moisturizes your lips, helps against headache and many more things…
4. Bye Dry Skin/Lips
Especially during the winter time my skin gets dry on the elbows, hands, feet and in general it doesn’t fancy the -7°C outside. My mom always told me to moisturize the skin after every shower or bath and this is key guys! I love using coconut oil on still damp skin because it’ll be absorbed way faster than on dry skin. Afterwards you smell amazing and your skin is extremely soft.
5. Paper Cuts
Just put a little amount of the oil onto your paper cuts and they will stop hurting. Trust me it works and for clumsy people like me it’s the best thing ever!
6. Hair Treatment
This is by far the best thing you can do to your hair!! Use as much of the oil as you like and massage it onto your scalp and into your ends – simply everywhere on your head. Then let the coconut oil nourish your hair over night and the next morning just wash your hair like usually…it’ll feel so soft, looks shiny (but not greasy!) and your dry ends will be gone.
My latest and biggest addiction: coconut water. Since I’ve been to Asia it’s the best drink in the world for me. It contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes, is low in calories and high in potassium. For me it’s a refreshing drink full of good things for your body and it tastes amazing (in my opinion, many people don’t like the taste though). Especially in Asia it was super cheap in contrast to Europe…so drink it as much as you can! I also find that it prevents a hangover and in case you have one it helps to cure it even faster.
You can also do so many other things with coconut fat and coconut milk but these things are the most important things for me so far 🙂