Ahhhh, coconuts… Not only do they taste great but smell even better! Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot about coconut oil and the benefits of it so I decided to put it to the test!  Coconut oil is filled with plenty of multi vitamins and nutrients. There are tons of different uses for it but I picked a couple particular ways to give it a go!

Chelsea Crockett - Coconut Oil ScrubThe first use is a healthy hair mask.  This is a life saver! First, you start with dry hair.  Take about 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil and rub it between your hands.  Start with the ends of your hair and begin massaging in the oil.  Cover your strands with the oil from top to bottom.  Use a large tooth comb and comb the oil through your locks.  Next, wrap your head in a warm towel and seal it with a shower cap.  Leave this treatment on for about 30-45 minutes.  (I have a friend that even sleeps with it on her head overnight!). Shampoo twice to make sure all of the oil is removed.  Voila!  Your hair will feel soft, shiny, and renewed.

The other use is a coconut oil lemon scrub.  You mix 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest.  This will make enough of the scrub to last for quite some time.  Be sure to place it in a glass airtight container.  Use the scrub at night before bed and then apply your evening moisturizer.  It really helps to exfoliate and give your skin a glow.  The oil helps to add nutrients to your delicate facial skin without harshly drying it out.  The wonders of coconut oil seem to be endless.  Let me know below how you use it!

XOXO, Chelsea