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September 30, 2013

DIY Coconut Oil Exfoliator

October 1, 2013
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As someone with skin issues, I’m always looking for ways to take care of my epidermal health.

Awhile ago, I saw a mention of coconut oil on another blog, and was intrigued. Since then, I’ve done a lot more research, and decided that it’s pretty much a miracle product.

Here are just a few of its uses:

As a hand lotion // As a hair balm (unless you’d rather use one of these) //  As a replacement for other cooking oils (I use it to roast all our veggies now) // To increase oral health //  To improve thyroid function

But lately, I’ve been using it to exfoliate.

DIY coconut oil exfoliant

There are two ways you can go about this – with baking soda or sugar. I chose baking soda because I wanted to start with a more gentle option. Next time, I’m trying sugar.

Mix 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup baking soda or sugar. Whisk together, and scrub away those dead cells that have been accumulating on that pretty face of yours. One thing to note – I use organic coconut oil, and recommend you do the same (find it here and have it shipped right to your house). The purer the ingredients the better, right?

coconut oil exfoliator

What are your favorite beauty DIYs? Try this, or this, or this if you want more all natural beauty fun!

We are just a little obsessed with coconut oil for beauty purposes around here. What ingredients are you loving to make your beauty routine a little safer and more natural? We’d love to hear your suggestions!

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