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Coconuts are more than just Tom Hank’s main meal, and it turns out that their oil can be used for a multitude of different things. Here are 4 ways you can make yourself the most beautiful mum using coconut oil.

1. Soothe and moisturise your skin

Do you suffer from scaly, dry or itchy skin? Look no further than coconut oil. The creamy oil is a perfect moisturiser if you are in the market for something light. To achieve the best results, pat dry your skin after you get out of the shower, making sure that there is a thin layer of water still on your skin. Apply the oil liberally to trap the water against your skin, keeping your skin cool and looking beautiful.

2. Keep your winter frizz under control

Winter can be an especially hard time of the year for your hair, with the cold air and biting winds sucking the life out of your hair. This can lead to frizziness, which is something that we all want to avoid. In order to fight the winter frizz, grab a little more than a pea size and warm it up by rubbing your hands together. This enables the oil to stick to your hair and not clump up. Once it is warm and spread throughout your hands, run the oil from the base of your hair all the way to the tips.

3. Fight dry cracked lips

Not only does Winter cause frizz, but it also dries out your lips. Having dried lips can be a hassle, not to mention unsightly. To counter this annoying problem, simply spread a small amount of coconut oil over your lips in order to fend off the winter winds.

4. Face Exfoliator

To use coconut oil as a simple exfoliator, add half a cup of coconut oil to two tablespoons of brown sugar and apply to your skin gently in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water.

Let us know what you use coconut oil for, and how well it has worked for you!
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  • After reading this, I will use it to keep the frizz at bay.

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  • I have been hearing a lot about the health benefits of coconut oil lately. I have been thinking about buying some but wasn’t quite sure, I am now convinced and it’s on my shopping list. I recently red it’s good for dogs who suffer from weeping eyes, add a tsp a day to their food and it’s supposed to reduce the tear stains

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  • That’s interesting! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • always interested in a new beauty idea – thanks for the tips

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  • Apparently its also good for cradle cap

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  • My heels were soo dry & cracked & I had tried heaps of different creams etc & none worked until I used coconut oil. Brilliant, now they are soft & smooth

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  • I used cocnut oil during prego…no stretch marks :) yipppeee

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  • My husband is an islander so coconut everything is essential in our home look up monoi oil that stuff is so amazing and smells Devine!

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  • this is a great face moisturiser – I don’t really like the taste in food, so this is a great alternative use

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  • i love the wat the coconuts look and taste

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  • Love coconuts! Thanks for this

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  • i love coconut oil, we use it for cooking and as a beauty product.
    i put a teaspoon in my kids baths to moisturise their skin while they soak in the bath. Use it on my newborns hair to help clear away her cradle cap.

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  • coconut oil is indeed a great moisturizer for the harsh winters here.

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  • Might have to try these out. I suffer from 1-3.

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  • Fantastic tips I am impressed, as coconut juice and oil am putting to the test. All proving what a good resource it can be. Also very good for you, been feeling healthier since i ny diet too

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