Oil is making a movement from the kitchen to the bathroom. I know that sounds a little, um, strange but oil is making a splash in the beauty world! I love all the innovative and unique uses for oil so I have compiled a list of 5 ways you can add oil to your beauty routine.
1. Make-Up Remover
When I was in high school, my mama taught me the best way to take make-up off my face wasn't harsh chemicals or over priced serums. Her secret to fast, easy and effective make up removal? Apricot Oil. Apricot Oil is one of the milder oils, and it smells delicious to boot! Simply mix 2 tablespoons of oil with 3/4 cups of tap water, and pour into a container with a top! To use: shake the bottle and pour a tiny amount on a wash cloth!
2. Oil Pulling
Okay, honestly, I am not a huge fan of oil pulling. I tried it as part of the research for this post, but I only made it approximately 2.5 seconds into the process before I nearly threw up. That being said, oil pulling is touted as the hottest new trend in hygiene. To oil pull, put a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth, swish it around for approximately 20 minutes, then spit.
3. Sugar Scrub
Once upon a time, I was a massage therapist and we made our own sugar scrub in my wellness clinic. Sugar scrubs are a luxurious and wonderful way to exfoliate the skin without irritating sensitive skin!
4. Skin Hydration
Summer is quickly approaching, which means that skin hydration is of the utmost importance. I mean really, who wants to rock short, shorts and ashy skin? No one? That's what I thought. Instead of lathering up with chemicals and artificial scents, use a little bit of olive oil to eliminate unsightly dry skin.
Deodorant is awful for those of us with eczema and those out there who don't like nasty chemicals saturating their skin. Natural deodorant is a great option; it's even better when you can make it at home.
Oil has an array of amazing uses that aren't exclusive to the kitchen. Do you use oil as part of an unconventional beauty routine? If so, tell me how!