I’m a sucker for all-natural products, and many of them are multi-purpose. I love this. If I can use the product for many different reasons, then it certainly justifies the purchase (for me). So when I find something that I love that’s good for me and easy on my wallet, well, that info is just begging to be shared.
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I’ve experimented a lot with two oils that are, for me, must-haves for my beauty regimen. They are coconut oil and jojoba oil. Most people know what coconut oil is – the fatty oil from the coconut. And it comes with a whole slew of health benefits on top of cosmetic benefits. Many don’t know what jojoba oil is though. It is an oil extracted from a type of southwestern plant from the desert of the good ol’ USA. It, too, has a slew of benefits that are perfect for skincare and more. Both contain moisturizing and emollient properties, are great for all skin types, and have wonderful anti-aging properties that help combat fine lines and wrinkles. What’s not to love?
So what can be better than both of these types of vitamin-rich oils? Well, putting them together in one bottle certainly doesn’t hurt! I’ve found a new love in this product (Amazon): Desert Essence Organic Coconut and Jojoba Oil. It is USDA-Certified Organic and Non-GMO. It’s a wonder in a bottle, I tell you. There are more ways that you can use this that I can even dream up right now, but I wanted to share with you my top 7 favorite uses (so far) for it from a beauty/cosmetic perspective:
- Cuticle oil: You can totally rub this into your cuticles before you push them back for a DIY manicure. It softens them perfectly and promotes healthier nails and growth, too!
- Cracked heel/skin fixer: I get dry, cracked skin in the winter time. I’m talking VERY badly. Now I just purchased this product in the summer, so I haven’t had a chance to test it out under the harshest circumstances, but my skin is always dry, and it has done wonders for me so far. My feet look and feel better than ever! And they feel more like feet, not a crispy piece of sandpaper. (ew, sorry for that visual).
- Night cream – Okay, this is my new favorite way to use it. After I wash my face at night and remove my makeup, I like to put a few drops of this on my face. I focus on my undereye area and other areas that feel extra dry. A little bit goes a very long way, so you only need a couple of drops. It’s so hydrating, and for my parched skin, it feels more refreshed and revived not only as soon as I put it on, but after I’ve slept all night, too! Love the subtle glow I get from it. This duo is supposed to help dark circles and combat fine lines, too, so that’s a major win! And I don’t even have to use moisturizer with it, it does it all! I feel like I have seen a noticeable difference in my skin looking more lively since I’ve been using this all over. I just drop a few dots on, rub it in really well with upward and outward motions, and then I gently dab with a towel to remove any excess. I know what you’re thinking. “Don’t you look like a grease monkey afterwards?” Nope. Not at all. It’s actually quite glowy in a nice, dewey way. But I do use a clean, dry towel to dab it if I feel I’ve added too much and this has always done the trick.
- Fine line release/Makeup pick-me-up: Speaking of under eyes, have you ever had makeup on so long through the day, or sweated through it, and then you look in the mirror to see that your makeup has settled into those fine lines under your eyes? That’s THE worst. It’s gross and it makes you look older, which is the opposite of what you want. If you add a tiny drop of this to your problem area by barely dabbing with your finger, it reactivates the makeup by moistening it and you can dab it until the settled makeup disappears! It’s crazy! Now you don’t have to remove your makeup and reapply it before you go out that night. Pretty great if you need a quick pick-me-up! Just make sure you use the teeniest, tiniest amount and DAB it – don’t rub.
- Makeup remover: Want a natural makeup remover? Well, now you’ve found it. Pour some on a cotton pad and lay over the eye for a few seconds. Then gently wipe off. It’s gentle and gets it all off. And since it is great for the undereye area and is so hydrating, there’s no reason to not love that. Most makeup removers feels so drying – no, thanks!
- Body Oil: You can use this stuff head to toe. I used it for stretch mark prevention and now in the post-baby phase as well. (Please note that this product does not make any claims to reduce or diminish such marks, and you should always consult your doctor before use when pregnant). However, for me, I have noticed that my skin seems much more youthful looking (even on my belly area) and it makes my stretch marks at least appear to be lighter, even if they are still there!
- Scalp cleanser: This stuff works wonders for the scalp, especially if you want to cleanse away product buildup. Jojoba oils acts as a natural sebum (our natural oily secretions) so it’s a wonderful, natural away to cleanse. Plus it provides awesome shine to your hair, so you win again. I’ve used it for cradle cap for the baby, too, and it works like a charm!
USAGE TIP: Instead of using the product straight out of the bottle, I like to use it in a more user-friendly way. Sometimes when using it straight from the bottle, a lot more product comes out than I need since it’s a liquid and it comes out fast. So, I purchased a tiny glass bottle with a dropper lid similar to this one on Amazon (mine is the same, just a different color)- Glass Dropper Bottle, and it’s absolutely perfect for what I need since most things I use it for only require a few drops. And did I mention, this stuff just might last forever since it has a crazy long shelf life? Totally worth the buy! Especially if you’re only using a few drops at a time.
So there you have it, friends! My top 7 favorite ways (so far!) to use coconut/jojoba oil duo! What do you think? Have you ever used these? If so, please leave a comment and tell me what your favorite uses for them are!
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