Ask a woman to tell you her favorite beauty products, and chances are, coconut oil will be somewhere in the mix.
The natural beauty cure-all might seem unexpected, but it has earned its place as a staple in personal care, and rightfully so—coconut oil is rich in minerals and nutrients that hydrate and protect the skin. It absorbs quickly, soaking into skin to allow for maximum absorption of nutrients to the cells. It’s high in antioxidants that help protect the body from harmful free-radicals and helps to aid in the healing of dark spots and acne. It makes a great moisturizer, deep conditioning mask, makeup remover, you name it.
In short, there’s hardly anything coconut oil can’t do and we want to take this multi-tasking miracle oil with us everywhere. Unfortunately, digging your fingers into a jar can get messy and it’s not always the most portable option.
Enter: Coconut oil in a tube. Here’s why it’s a game-changer:
It’s easier to use
Coconut oil can replace most of the products in your shower—it makes a great hair mask, body scrub or soak, and makeup remover. But we know it’s not always ideal to bring a glass jar into the bath with you.
Coconut oil in a tube is much easier (not to mention safer) to use in the bathtub. There’s no need to worry about dropping it or getting water into the jar. It also makes an amazing shaving cream. Because it’s an oil and not a foam, you won’t be left with that dried out feeling that conventional shaving creams often leave behind. Your legs will be left looking and feeling silky smooth.
It also makes a great DIY body scrub, when mixed with a bit sea salt, coffee grinds or brown sugar. You’ll leave the shower feeling smooth and exfoliated, without the mess a jar leaves behind.
It’s perfect for travel
There are a million reasons why coconut oil in a tube makes a great travel companion—it’s moisturizing, multi-tasking, and TSA-approved. Its portability makes it the perfect product to take with you on your adventures. What other product can claim to be a facial moisturizer, cleanser, deep conditioner, sunscreen, shaving oil and more? Here’s just a few reasons why coconut oil in a tube should be in your travel bag:
The next time you forget to bring mouthwash with you, take a swig of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth. Coconut’s natural antifungal and antibacterial properties make it a fantastic addition to your oral care routine. Gargling with the oil for 20 minutes with a spoonful of oil (i.e. oil pulling) can help reduce the amount of germs in your mouth, freshen breath, whiten teeth and support healthy gums.
Coconut oil also makes for an amazing addition to your sun care routine. With its natural SPF properties, it can block out some of the sun’s harmful rays and help aid in the healing of sunburn or other skin ailments. In addition to its moisturizing properties, it’s safe to say coconut oil in a tube can compliment your current suncare routine. This is one travel essential you’ll want to remember to pack.
You can stash it in your makeup bag
It’s nice to be able to throw all of your favorite beauty products into one bag. Coconut oil in a tube works great in this scenario, as we love to use it to soothe dry lips and hands or as a cheekbone highlighter and it fits perfectly in our purse.
It also works well for taming flyaway hairs, adding some shine to dry ends and even to help brush brows into place when you’re in a pinch, and as a cuticle oil for an on-the-go mani.
On a flight and in need of some hydration? Grab your coconut oil in a tube and lather up. This natural miracle can make a great pre- or post-flight skin mask or under eye cream. The harsh cabin air won’t stand a chance against this skin guard.
It’s more hygienic
Since we love to apply coconut oil to our face, body and even use it for oral care, getting our coconut oil in a tube is a safe and hygienic option. Rather than dip your fingers into the same jar over and over, you can squeeze out the perfectly portioned amount of product from the tube.
This is perfect for first-aid, as coconut oil in a tube can be evenly dispensed to provide the perfect amount of product to help aid and soothe things like sunburn, bug bites, scars, cuts and bruises. You won’t need to worry about using harsh chemicals on your family or friends when you have this all-natural skin saver within reach.
It’s great for mini-emergencies
Like we mentioned, coconut oil in a tube is great for replacing conventional beauty products when you’re in a rush. But did you know that you can also use it as a stain remover?
That’s right—coconut oil can help remove stains and dyes from fabric. It works really effectively at getting out tough stains, while being gentle enough on your clothes. Just add a dab of oil to the stain and gently massage it in with a bit of water and voila! Your garments will be stain-free. It’s the perfect product to stash in your clutch on a night out or for everyday emergencies.
It can also be used as a natural deodorant, either alone or when mixed with a bit of essential oil and baking soda. You won’t have to worry about getting into any sweaty situations when you have coconut oil in a tube ready to go.
More about coconut oil in a tube
Coconut oil reacts to temperature, so it may harden in colder temps and take on a more liquid consistency in the heat. Coconut oil is best enjoyed at room temperature for optimal results.
It’s important to note that not all coconut oils are created equal—look for minimally processed, raw and organic coconut oil, like Kapuluan. The better quality your coconut oil, the better it will care for you.