Monday, June 24, 2013

The 4 Best Coconut Oil Face Masks & Scrubs Ever!

Coconut Oil Scrub

This recipe is moisturizing and works to exfoliate dead skin cells. The grains in the sugar and salt lift off skin & the coconut oil helps your skin to glow helping you to look refreshed!

1 tablespoon of raw, organic, virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey
1 teaspoon of organic coconut sugar
half a teaspoon of celtic sea salt

Mix these ingredients together well, & apply to your skin in a gentle circular motion. You can leave this recipe on for a few minutes for extra moisturizing & then wash off. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Coconut Oil Face Wash

This is an antibacterial, soothing & calming wash to support acne & help cleanse.

1 tablespoon of raw, organic, virgin coconut oil
3 drops tea tree oil
2 drops lavender or neem oil

Optional: a teaspoon of raw, organic honey or for oily skin add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (juiced with our handheld citrus juicer)

Mix together well and use like you would your standard cleanser. Leave on for a minute then wash off and pat dry with a clean towel.

Coconut Oil Moisturizing Mask

This is a very moisturizing mask for normal to very dry & mature skin types. It's a synergistic blend that makes the most of every ingredient giving your skin the most bang for the buck so to speak.

1 tablespoon of raw, organic, virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey
Optional: half a teaspoon of organic avocado oil
Half a mashed avocado or banana for moisturizing (or also use mashed fruit, carrot or sweet potato as antioxidant ingredients)

Blend these ingredients together well and apply to skin. Leave on 10 to 20 minutes then wash off. If you want extra hydration & nourishing benefits add a few drops of rosehip & carrot seed oil. You can also use neroli & rose oil for very dry or mature skin.

Coconut Oil Skin Serum

This is a beautifully hydrating & nourishing moisturizer serum to make at home. Depending on what skin you have any issues you want to address you can add other base and essential oils to this mix.

1 tablespoon of raw, organic, virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon of almond or sweet apricot oil
few drops of organic avocado oil (optional)
5 drops of carrot seed & rose hip oil (also optional but makes your skin feel amazing)

Blend these ingredients together & store and a glass bottle. Apply a few drops a day. This blend should last you a long time & a stated above can be adapted with the addition of other base oils & essential oils.

Additional recipes & ideas can be found in our books; Coconut Oil for Health & Beauty , The Coconut Oil Miracle, & The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil .

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