By now you’ve probably heard of the miracle properties and uses of coconut oil. It’s anti microbial, full of antioxidants, and high in essential fatty acids. Check out these 5 useful tips for getting the most out of this precious oil.


The Ultimate Pout :


Slowly warm 1-2 oz of cold pressed coconut oil until it just hits a soft liquid form. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and pour the contents into a tin or plastic balm container. You can usually find those at a health foods store in the skin care section. Allow it to cool and set. Use this balm on your lips. The oil will moisturize and the cinnamon will give a slight plump as it draws blood circulation to the area. (Add or lessen the cinnamon for more or less plumping effect)


Cuticle Salve:


Repeat steps for process above, only without the cinnamon. Winter is right around the corner so sure to moisturize and keep the cracked cuticles at bay. Add a drop or 2 of essential lavender or other oils for a touch of aromatherapy


Metabolism Booster:

More studies are showing that some saturated fats are good for you. Have you heard the latest trend of putting butter in your coffee? Try this


Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into your coffee. The fat will help suppress appetite while buffering the court is all the facts, while the caffeine will give a boost and your energy and also help to suppress appetite. Not a fan of the flavor of coconut oil? Try adding a few drops of natural vanilla extract to add extra flavor.


Eye makeup remover:


Emulsify a dab of cold pressed coconut oil on the back of your hand, then dip a q-tip into the oil and  swab away. For a more hands on approach you can use your pinky finger to cover a larger area.


Scar Minimizer:


Because of it’s high vitamin E content and anti-microbial properties, coconut oil makes an exceptional scar minimizing remedy for any minor scrapes and wounds.


There you have it! 5 BEYOND the norm uses for coconut oil that are good for the mind and body. Which ones will you try this week?


rey-Your Beyond Beauty Guru
Kristin Moses