Prepare to save big bucks in the beauty department…

We’re all familiar with the flavour-packed ways to cook with coconut oilthe plethora of health benefits it delivers, from raising your metabolism to acting as a natural antibacterial agent, and the fun ways it can be used in the bedroom. But did you know it can save you big bucks in the beauty department?

Yep, prepare to save serious moolah on everything from mascara to shaving cream, because this one nifty little product can do it all, and then some…

1. Use it to pump up your lashes


You’ll quickly see results after you start to add a small amount of coconut oil to your lashes. Simply rub a tiny amount into the ends of lashes before bed each night using your fingertips to see an improvement in growth and pigmentation within just a few weeks ­­– you’ll never need to get fake eyelashes again.

2. Use it instead of shaving cream


Save your cash for whipping up cocktails by replacing shaving cream with coconut oil, which will give you a closer, more lubricated shave. It’s also great post-shaving to nourish skin and soothe razor burn.

3. Use it to transform your bathroom into a spa 


Forget the hair salon or day spa for pampering your locks, instead, massage your scalp and hair with a tablespoon full of coconut oil, wrap in a towel and leave overnight to awaken with a hair-commercial-worthy mane. Alternatively, if you don’t have that long, smooth a pea-sized amount of coconut oil over dry hair with your palms to tame the frizz.

4. Use it instead of going for a mani


Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are a fatty acid that helps transport nutrients to the cells quickly. In other words, it’ll speed up the hydrating process. By adding just a dab to your hands and nails you’ll see smoother skin, hardened nails and no more hangnails in just days. It’s a win-win result!

5. Use it to de-stress from a long day


Say goodbye to stress by combining a tablespoon each of coconut oil and olive oil then massaging into aching limbs after a hard day at the office. Adding a few drops of lavender, rose hip or peppermint will take the soothing properties to the next level and leave your skin smelling heavenly.

6. Use it to slough away dead skin 


Add a little sea salt or unrefined brown sugar to a small handful of coconut oil for a super luxe body scrub. Applying by massaging in circular motions over your body in the shower will also promote lymph flow, getting rid of any puffiness or water retention, while sloughing away dead skin cells to reveal baby soft skin.

7. Use it to take your makeup off


There’s no need for you to go out and buy toners and cleansers when you can simply use a dab of coconut oil on a damp cloth to remove even the most stubborn makeup, including waterproof mascara.

8. Use it as an intensive lip treatment


Rub a soft toothbrush in light circular motions over your pout to remove rough, dry skin, then massage in a pea-sized amount of coconut oil and let it work its wonders thanks to its intensive hydrating properties. If you’re just looking to add a bit of glam to your lips, then just a touch will be all the gloss you need.