coconut oil recipes

Together with a lot of other people I’m discovering the benefits of coconut oil. I must admit that I was a quite sceptic at first. Is it really that healthy as ‘they’ say? Has it really all those benefits ‘they’ talk about? To be honest, I wouldn’t know. Only because I’m not a scientist and I can’t scientifically proof all of that. But I can tell you it has been doing wonders for me, at least for my skin.

My skin is rather dry. So I spent years in trying to find the perfect body cream and scrub. But I didn’t realize the answer was right in front of me… in my kitchen! Coconut oil is the perfect solution to get an amazing soft and healthy looking skin without any chemicals or processed products.

Here are three coconut oil beauty recipes you can easily make yourself in just a couple of minutes:

 

FACE MASK

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This is what you need:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

This is how you make it:

Mix all the ingredients with your fingers in a small bowl. Working it through with your fingers makes the coconut oil melt.
Apply this yummy mixture onto your clean face and leave it to work it’s magic for 10 minutes.
Rinse of with lukewarm water and pat your face dry (gently!) with a soft towel.

 

LIP SCRUB

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This is what you need:

  • 1 tsp cane sugar
  • 1 tsp liquid honey
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

This is how you make it:

Combine the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
Rub the mixture on your lips and rinse with lukewarm water. Feel the difference!

 

BODY SCRUB

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This is what you need:

  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp dried or fresh lavender
  • 5 – 10 drops essential lavender oil

This is how you make it:

Melt the coconut oil in your hands or in a small bowl (au bain-marie).
Mix the all the other ingredients with the liquid coconut oil until you get an even consistency.
You’re done!
Enjoy!

 

 

Pics by Nathalie Samain, as published in De Standaard Magazine.
Check the editorial on katarinagoyvaerts.be/de-standaard-magazine-eco/ 

 

 

 



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