Remember when Cosmo Kramer prepared a dinner party meal in his shower?
The Green Child team has often joked that our bathrooms look a lot like our kitchens… Vinegar for rinsing hair or toning skin, oils for moisturizing, and salts or sugar for scrubs.
Oh! Before you start to worry – you’ll be happy to know we have a once-it-goes-to-the-bathroom-it-doesn’t-come-back-to-the-kitchen rule, unlike Kramer.
One product we always keep on hand in bulk is coconut oil. You probably already know many of the health benefits of coconut oil, but this jack-of-all-trades product becomes the beauty maven’s BFF during the winter months. Switching from your standard beauty products to coconut oil saves money and can help to revitalize and rejuvenate your appearance.
We’ve also saved a good bit of space under the bathroom vanity by replacing these 8 items with coconut oil:
Daily Moisturizer – Coconut Oil is known to moisturize the skin just as well, if not better, than most lotions. It’s made up of Medium Chain Fatty Acids that enhance the moisture barrier of your skin, further protecting it from dryness.
Eye Makeup Remover – Remove stubborn eye makeup by dabbing coconut oil on a cotton ball. It’s a safe and natural alternative to some of the harsh chemicals found in generic makeup removers.
Deep Conditioner – Coconut Oil contains proteins not found in other hair oils, helping hair retain its natural moisture and make it stronger.
Chapstick – Mix coconut oil with less than a teaspoon of sugar to exfoliate cracked lips.
Frizz Fighter – Forget the sprays and simply tame the frizz with a dime-sized drop of coconut oil.
Wrinkle Cream – Apply under eyes to help prevent wrinkles and hydrate the skin.
Teeth Whitener – Ever try oil pulling? By swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 10-15 minutes a day, you’ll have a brighter smile and even improved oral health.
Shaving Cream – Not only can coconut oil replace shaving cream, but it also soothes sensitive skin as an added bonus. Razor burn be gone!
One of our favorite brands, Carrington Farms Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, comes in a tub and single-serve packs, which are great for traveling or keeping in your desk.