Five Ways to Use Healthy Oils for Skincare

Published on NewsOK Published: May 7, 2013
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3. Coconut oil deodorant: You could actually mix baking soda and coconut oil together and put them in a sterilized deodorant container, or you could take the totally effective lazy-person’s route, which I use and can attest to the fact that it works really, really well to control underarm odor. Take a tiny bit of organic virgin coconut oil on your fingertips, and rub into your armpits. (Appetizing, I know.) Then thoroughly dust your pits with baking soda. I have been experimenting with natural deodorants for years, and this is the only one that actually works for me. Coconut oil has mild microbial properties, and baking soda (which you can use alone as a deodorant) neutralizes body odor. All you need to do is keep a little container of baking soda and a little container of coconut oil on your dresser or bathroom vanity. It’s totally easy, and I never use commercial deodorant anymore.

4. Natural oil anti-frizz hair serum: When I had long, frizzy hair, I swore by this method. It controls flyaways and moisturizes the hair. Also, unlike most commercial hair products, this method is totally free of petrochemicals and perfumes. It’s totally natural (natch) and once again, all you need to use is the healthy oil in the kitchen cabinet. After you’ve shampooed your hair, gently squeeze (but do not rub! Just squeeze the water out gently!) your hair from wet to damp with a towel or with a T-shirt. Take a tiny amount of oil (olive, grape seed, sunflower, or safflower) and massage it into your hair from the ends to the roots. When in doubt, use less oil than you think is necessary to avoid creating an oil slick in your hair. When I say a tiny amount, I mean about a teaspoon of oil, or less. It works best to just rub the oil on the palms of your hands, and then massage it into your hair with the palms of your hands.

5. Eat it: When it comes to beauty, what you put in your bod is just as important as the products that you put on it. Eating a diet of whole, unprocessed foods that is high in fiber is one of the best gifts you can give to your skin. It’s crucial to consume plenty of healthy oils, especially virgin coconut oil. Unprocessed coconut oil does magical things for my skin and digestive system. I like to blend about a tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil into my daily smoothie.

Do you use oil as part of your beauty routine? Share your beauty secrets in the comments!

Chaya Kurtz writes about everything from plumbers in Cleveland to remodeling projects for Networx.com.

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