Joining the ranks of my favorite multi-tasking pantry dwellers is coconut oil ($9.99 for 15 oz. at vitaminshoppe.com). Lately, it seems I can't read a health or cooking article without coming across a new genius use for coconut oil and for good reason; coconut oil can do more than replace butter and vegetable oil in recipes. Save time and money by using these tips for coconut oil in these DIY beauty remedies.
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1. DIY Body Scrub: Quit buying that expensive department store body scrub and make your own. Slough off dead skin by mixing coconut oil with sugar for a moisturizing body scrub that smells as good as it works.
2. Make-Up Remover: It sounds crazy, but trust me, use a little bit of coconut oil on your fingers and dab it on your eyelid. Then, with a tissue or cotton round (I like Swisspers Cotton Rounds, $2.89 at drugstore.com), go back over the eyelid and voila! Everything from waterproof mascara to eyeshadowRead More »from 5 Uses for Coconut Oil Outside of the Kitchen