By now you've probably seen coconut oil pop up in a variety of beauty products, from body lotions to deep conditioners, and for good reason. The tropical scented oil is rich in fatty acids and also has anti-fungal properties. We've gathered 10 great coconut oil beauty hacks that are both inexpensive and effective. Check out our favorites below!
Makeup Brush Cleaner
Source: Benefit Cosmetics
It's important to clean your makeup brushes, but we don't always have brush cleanser on hand, and regular soap is often too harsh on makeup brush bristles. An easy solution is to gently rub coconut oil into your brushes, which will dissolve all that old makeup and grime. Next, rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Coconut Oil Salt Scrub
Source: The Coconut Mama
Mixing 2 parts coconut oil with one part epsom salts makes for an invigorating body scrub that will leave your skin flake free and ultra hydrated.
DIY Makeup Remover Wipes
Source: Brit + Co
These homemade, all-natural makeup remove wipes use coconut oil, tea tree oil, and witch hazel to help melt away makeup. Find the how-to at Brit + Co.
Source: The Chriselle Factor
Stop spending money on chemical filled shaving creams, simply smoothing coconut oil on your skin before shaving works wonders!
Source: The Nourished Life
To make this luscious and moisturizing body butter, simply whip solidified coconut oil for 7 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Customize with your favorite essential oils!
Coconut Oil De-Frizzer
Smooth coconut oil over damp or dry strands for a moisturizing leave-in treatment that will keep frizz at bay.
Rub coconut oil into your cuticles to combat dryness and peeling.
Source: MSM Box
A dab of coconut oil on cheekbones and brow bones creates a gorgeous glow sans-shimmer.
Store coconut oil in a mini jar for a moisture packed lip balm.
Rub naturally antibacterial coconut oil into your face to loosen dirt and makeup before washing with your regular face cleanser.