Things that are beneficial for the skin and hair don’t always have to come in a package.
Coconut and grapefruit are seemingly simple ingredients, but they are both packed with nutrient rich properties that offer an all-natural boost. Coconut is moisture-rich and grapefruit is loaded with antioxidants that can remove dead skin cells, brighten and tone.
For exfoliation, this homemade scrub uses coconut oil and palm sugar, ground coffee and cinnamon. These ingredients work together to exfoliate, reduce inflammation, moisturize and effectively cleanse the skin.
To wake skin up, this grapefruit facial toner utilizes herbs or essential oils mixed with the fruit’s juice to combat different skin ailments. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks for an extra cooling and refreshing skin tonic.
Moisture lotion mixes coconut oil with vitamin E, tea tree oil and lavender for a simple to make, healing and skin softening cream. Coconut lotion bars combines the emollient oil with shea or cocoa butter, beeswax and vitamin E oil for an alternative to bottled moisturizers. Easy to apply, it is perfect for targeting extra dry areas.
This DIY lip balm is made with coconut oil and grapefruit essential oil, and has printable labels. For a sheer and glossy application, this citrus lip balm recipe blends all-natural and moisture dense ingredients with coconut and grapefruit essential oils.
Homemade coconut grapefruit deodorant uses just a handful of ingredients and can be placed in a container until set up in solid form. To help reduce some of the effects of sun exposure, sunscreen body butter is made with coconut oil.
Coconut and grapefruit are both also great for the hair.
Grapefruit juice can be used for a hair rinse that can remove product build up. Additionally, it can be blended with apple cider vinegar and used as a hair tonic to add extra shine.
Coconut milk shampoo is made with coconut milk and castile soap for a lavish hair wash. It can be scented with favorite essential oils or pure vanilla extract for a naturally aromatic bonus.
Beyond the culinary, coconut and grapefruit have many other valuable uses.
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