Coconut oil is a true superfood of today’s world, having benefits both in the body for health purposes and on the skin as a vital part of a holistic beauty routine. The many uses for coconut oil make it a must have, both in the kitchen cupboard and in the bathroom closet.
One surprising use for coconut oil (always be sure to buy the organic virgin variety of coconut oil – even organic coconut oil can be found at reasonable prices at stores such as Trader Joe’s) is that it doubles as a fantastic and all-natural makeup remover. Follow the steps below for using coconut oil to remove all forms of makeup, including mascara.
Using Coconut Oil to Remove Makeup
Scoop a small amount of coconut oil out of your oil jar. It might be easiest to keep one jar of coconut oil in the bathroom and a separate jar of coconut oil in the kitchen to keep your food source of coconut oil free of contamination from hand germs.
Rub the coconut oil between your hands to transform it from a solid into a liquid. If it’s above 76 degrees or so in your home, the coconut oil will convert into a liquid on its own. One of the great things about coconut oil is that conversion from a solid into a liquid due to heat exposure doesn’t change the quality of the oil. Coconut oil responds to heat very well.
Rub the coconut oil onto your face, taking special care to rub it onto your closed eyes to help soften up your mascara. Don’t rub too hard, and be sure to let the coconut oil sit on your face for a minute or two as it does the work of loosening the makeup (especially the eye makeup) and making it softer and therefore easier to wipe off.
Using a chemical-free makeup remover pad or a facial tissue, wipe the coconut oil (along with the makeup) off of your face. Be sure to wipe gently as to not damage the skin or eyelashes.
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. Most users find there’s no need to moisturize after removing their makeup with coconut oil, thanks to coconut oil’s immense moisturizing properties.
We think you’ll find that a quality brand of organic virgin coconut oil is a far superior makeup remover than the chemical makeup remover brands that are on the market today, which often contain poorer quality oils such as mineral oil.
With the many available beneficial uses of organic virgin coconut oil, we think it’s a must have in every kitchen and in every beauty routine today. The benefits of coconut oil range from healing and health improvement to makeup removal (as you’ve learned here) to skin and hair rejuvenation. Get yourself a quality jar of organic virgin coconut oil today and see how it can serve to better your health – both inside and out.