©Erica Dunhill


Three Coconut Oil Beauty Treatments

Never quite understanding the hype about coconut oil for its many uses, I had always enjoyed cooking with it. After having a baby and finding my skin incredibly dry, I was desperate for a solution. My pediatrician recommends coconut oil for a host of baby concerns…including slathering it on post bath. After trying many creams and oils, I decided to try it myself and am now a convert. Coconut oil, like avocado and salmon, is chocked full of healthy saturated fats, which helps skin stay hydrated. The overall appearance gives your skin a healthy, smooth glow. I also like the smell. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. I like to put on a fluffy robe after applying to make sure it soaks in. While its seems to come out of most clothing easily, I ensure it is absorbed before wearing silk or other delicate fabrics.  See below for a few ways I incorporate it into my beauty routine.



Post shower or bath, mix a generous amount of coconut oil with a few drops of your favorite essential oil.  Wrap up in a fluffy robe while it absorbs. Your skin will be soft and supple. 



My go-to weeknight form of relaxation is a hot bath..it helps me unwind.  Epsom salts are great for detoxifying, combine 2 cups Epsom salts with 1 cup coconut oil and add to warm water.



Mix 1 cup coconut oil with 1 cup coconut sugar, rub over rough patches and rise. Be careful, shower can become slippery. 


Theses tips should keep your skin feeling soft and smooth.