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Coconut is not an ordinary fruit, but also a nut and a seed. Coconut water is not its only product, one of its major product is coconut oil. Over the years, coconut oil has been given little to no credit for what it does. It is extracted from coconut itself. Coconut oil is edible and it can be used as moisturizer, makeup removal, facial scrub, lip scrub and hair mask.

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This article shows you tricks on how to use coconut oil as a DIY (Do It Yourself)

Homemade Mayonnaise

Save yourself the stress of buying mayonnaise from stores by making a homemade mayonnaise

To make homemade mayonnaise, here are the ingredients to get. It is very important that all ingredients listed below are at room temperature before you begin.

  • Raw eggs (yolk) 4-5
  • Powdered mustard 1/2tbsp
  • Salt. A pinch
  • Apple cider vinegar (mother) 2tbsp
  • Coconut oil 3tbsp
  • Herbs(optional) 1tbsp

Preparation

  • Separate the egg yolk and white in a bowl
  • Pour the egg yolk into the blender or food processor with the powdered mustard and salt.
  • Add any choice of herb or spice that you will like to try.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar
  • Blend the ingredients together and add the coconut oil in very little quantity at a time so that the oil can mix properly with the egg.
  • Scoop out from the blender and store in closely tight container and store in the fridge and consume within 2 weeks.

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Coconut oil as moisturizer

Do you have dry skin? Or your body lotion is not moisturizing your skin properly? Coconut oil serves as body cream. You can rub coconut oil on your skin immediately after your bath for restoration of instant shining skin.

You can as well get a container and put in coconut oil then add your favorite lotion and mix thoroughly to make a smooth paste. Rub this on your body and see your skin come to live and moisturized all day long.

Coconut oil as a makeup remover

Gather here makeup lovers, do u have a hard time removing eye makeup and matte lipsticks? What if I told you coconut oil can easily take that down for you.

 All you have to do is put coconut oil on a cotton wool, and use it to clean off eye makeup and stubborn lipsticks. It can also be used to remove foundation and any form of makeup. It dissolves makeup fast and effectively leaving skin clean and moisturized. 

Coconut oil as hair mask or protein treatment

 We all want our hair sparkling. Coconut oil is one of the best oil to use for the hair because it protects the hair from damage. It can be applied as hair cream, hair mask and for protein treatment.

To use coconut oil for hair mask, mix honey and coconut together in a container and apply on the root and strands of hair and cover with a shower cap or plastic bag for 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Coconut oil also serve as treatment for the hair. All you need is one egg,(you can use two or more based on hair volume and length) two table spoon of honey, coconut oil, and any other type of oil you like. Mix all this together in a bowl and apply from root to strands of hair and cover with a plastic bag, leave on for 60 minutes and rinse off with look warm water to avoid cooking the egg in your hair.

For chapped lips

Coconut oil can be used as face and lip exfoliator. If you have white heads and black heads on your face and chapped lips coconut oil should be your friend.

This is a video on how to make an exfoliator using coconut oil. source; me

To use coconut oil as a face exfoliator

All you need is baking soda. Add baking soda to a bowl containing 1tablespoon of coconut oil and mix in properly to make a paste then apply to the paste to the face and scrub in to exfoliate the skin. Rinse the face properly with warm water after 5mins.

For chapped lips, add sugar to 1tbsp of coconut and mix properly to form a thick paste. Apply and rub this into the lips for 3-5mins to remove dead cells from the lips. Coconut oil should be kept handy to use whenever your lips are dry.

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