4 Surprising Ways To Incorporate Coconut Oil Into A Clean Beauty Routine
You already rely on it for smooth hair, but that’s not all this dream oil is good for
Coconut oil has likely already earned a spot on your bathroom shelf – but we think there’s still so much more you could be doing with this natural moisturizer.
As well as its intensely nourishing and hydrating properties for skin and hair, there’s a whole lot more to coconut oil than you might realize. If it’s a clean beauty routine you’re looking to build then it’s one of the best ingredients to incorporate in as many places as you can. In fact, at Love Beauty and Planet, we source our coconut oil from the Philippines, a place where the locals have dubbed the coconut palm as the ‘tree of life’ due to its endless list of properties. So if you’re only using it to smooth hair, get ready to be wowed.
From incorporating it in body scrubs and using it to inject moisture into dry lips and cuticles, it can even be used in deodorant. Here’s how to make the most of this truly wondrous ingredient…
As a body scrub
Dry, scaly legs happen to all of us – but (surprise, surprise!) there’s a coconut-oil based solution out there. Love Beauty and Planet’s Coconut & Warm Vanilla Whipped Body Scrub is a double whammy for dry skin; not only does it smell incredible, but the nourishing, exfoliating blend of coconut oil and essential oils gently do away with rough skin, leaving your pins (and arms and everywhere else!) feeling touchably soft and smooth. The dream.
In naturally derived deodorant
If it’s an aluminium-free, plant-based deodorant you’re after, then look no further than Love Beauty and Planet’s Coconut OIl & Ylang Ylang Deodorant. As we mentioned before, coconut oil is antibacterial so it’s great for the underarm area and our deodorant stick is also formulated without parabens or alcohol, which means it won’t dry out this sensitive area. Instead, it’ll leave you smelling floral-fresh, and feeling smooth for 24 hours.
To nourish dry lips and nails
Say goodbye to flaky lips and dehydrated cuticles! A little dollop of coconut oil will work to help soothe both in an instant. First, massage a tiny bit of oil across the nail plate and directly onto cuticles – not only will that help ensure they stay moisturized but, over time, it’ll strengthen your nails, too. Then you can use the excess on your lips to help prevent chapping – especially great during the cold winter months. Follow up on your hands with Love Beauty and Planet’s Murumuru Butter & Rose Hand Cream – it includes coconut oil alongside nourishing murumuru butter to really lock in hydrated softness.