We firmly believe that coconut oil is a girl’s best friend — just read our blog on5 Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks! But there’s a specific type of coconut oil that we think is your best beauty bet:Fractionated Coconut Oil. Its convenience is hard to resist. Sourced from fresh coconuts, it remains liquid at room temperature, which makes it super easy to apply topically or to mix into your favorite beauty DIYs.
If you’ve never used fractionated coconut oil before, there are plenty of ways to use this beauty oil in your self-care routine. Here are 4 ways to step up your beauty game with Fractionated Coconut Oil:
1. NEXT-LEVEL MASSAGE OIL
Fractionated coconut oil works as an all-over moisturizer and skin-nourishing massage oil. It’s light and non-greasy application is perfect for at-home massages when you need to work out the knots and de-stress from the day. Fractionated coconut oil is ideal if you’re scent-sensitive, since it’s virtually odorless with no added artificial fragrances. That means no irritation! But, you should always do a patch test first to make sure you don’t have any skin sensitivities.
2. LUXE HAIR MASK
A one ingredient hair mask you say? It couldn’t get any easier than that! Apply fractionated coconut oil directly to damp hair for a restorative hair mask. Leave it in for 15 to 30 minutes to let the oil absorb into each strand, then continue with your usual hair care routine. Depending on your hair type, that could mean keeping it as a leave-in conditioner or washing it out with a clarifying shampoo. Do whatever works for your hair!
3. EASY SUGAR SCRUB
One DIY we can never get enough of is a simple sugar scrub. The fine crystals from granulated or brown sugar are perfect for gentle exfoliation. Blend equal parts sugar and oil for a quick and effective exfoliating scrub that can be used on your hands, feet, and body. For best results, apply to damp skin in the shower, massaging in circular motions for several minutes. Then, rinse off with warm water to reveal soft, silky-smooth skin!
4. CARRIER OIL
When it comes to applying essential oils topically, they should always be diluted. Fractionated coconut oil is a perfect carrier oil for diluting essential oils, especially since it’s virtually odorless and absorbs easily. Just add 3-6 drops of your favorite essential oil for every tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil. Use this method for homemade perfume oils, body oils, scrubs, and more!
The fact that fractionated coconut oil remains liquid at room temperature makes it a perfect choice for all your DIY beauty needs. From head to toe, apply this oil on its own or mixed into your favorite recipes on your next at-home spa night or self-care Sunday. How will you step up your beauty game with fractionated coconut oil?
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