You may have realised by now that coconut oil is not just for cooking your pancakes in, and whilst it does that pretty well.. there is oh so much more it can do! I honestly have jars of coconut oil dotted all around my house because it is useful for so many things, not to mention it also smells really good.
Baking raw treats
First things first of course it makes some pretty delicious stuff in the kitchen, it is great for all sorts of raw treats such as energy balls or brownie bites as it hardens when refrigerated so helps the them set. Check out the recipe to these delicious brownie bites:
30g peanut butter
30g cacao powder
40g honey/agave nectar
25g coconut oil
1 medium sized banana
1 scoop of chocolate protein
- Scoop out the flesh of the avocado and place into a processor with the rest of the ingredients
- Blend for a minute or two until it is well mixed and there are no lumps remaining!
- Pour into a rectangular dish and freeze for a couple of hours until hard, then remove from the freezer and slice
- Keep them frozen until 10 minutes before you are ready to eat, then enjoy!
Coconut oil also makes an amazing all over body moisturiser, it’s great especially after you’ve been in the sun as it makes dry skin feel amazing! I also find that many good moisturisers can be so expensive and this is a fraction of the price so it saves you money too!
Make up remover
I honestly think there is no better feeling than taking off your make up after a long day! However I always feel like make up wipes don’t quite do the job and they always leave make up behind, and some scrubs and face washes can be really harsh which is no good if you have sensitive skin. I’ve recently started using coconut oil as a make up remover because it literally melts off all of the make up from that day, and it doubles up as a moisturiser too as you’re wiping your face with it! I’ve always had oily skin but I feel like this doesn’t make the skin worse, I always wipe off any extra oil so I just leave a thin layer after removing the make up.
I really don’t look after my hair as well as I should and with the amount of times I throw it up in a ponytail for a workout and then spray it with an entire can of dry shampoo after, it deserves some love! After washing my hair I love putting a little coconut oil on the ends to prevent them splitting and I find it makes my hair last so much longer between cuts.
What are your favourite ways of using coconut oil?