This is a sponsored post on behalf of LouAna Organic Coconut Oil. As always, all opinions are my own.
Hey guys! We are back with another post in our beauty uses for coconut oil with LouAna series! I’m super excited to share today’s post with y’all. I’ve stepped outside of the box a bit with today’s DIY projects and you are going to be super excited to whip these up at home and try them out. Part of creating this fun series with LouAna Organic Coconut Oil is to show you all the ways you can use their coconut oil in your beauty routine.
One of my favorite ways to cleanse my face at night, after a long day, is using the oil cleansing method. So many brands these days are jumping on the oil cleansing trend and coming out with their own products. However, after a lot of trial and error I realized that I could make my own facial cleanser at home and it works just as well if not better than most store bought oil cleansers. While I know a lot of people think the oil cleansing method is a little weird, I promise that once you’ve tried it you’ll never wash your face another way again.
This DIY version is so easy to make and so inexpensive. For our first DIY you’re going to need to grab your LouAna Organic Coconut Oil, I know you have it on hand after learning how awesome it was in our first post. Some castor oil and an essential oils of your choice, though that is completely optional. I use rose hip oil because I love the way it smells and how moisturized it leaves my skin feeling.
The castor oil is what is going to carry the dirt, makeup and impurities away from your skin. Castor oil is a bit of a drying oil so if you have dry skin you’re going to want to use less of it.
- Place your castor oil and LouAna organic coconut oil together in a glass bowl or jar and place in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
- Once you’ve got your liquefied mixture, drop in about 30 drops of essential oil and mix.
The coconut oil may solidify on you a bit over time, I just run my glass jar under warm water and shake before using and it does the trick. I found the glass storage jar at Target for a dollar.
NOTE* For dry skin, use 3 parts coconut oil to 1 part castor oil. For normal skin, use 2 parts coconut oil to 2 parts castor oil. For oily skin, use 1 part coconut oil to 3 parts castor oil.
I use this every night and I usually just pour a little bit onto my cleansing cloths and rub all over my face rinsing with luke warm water. This also works perfectly for removing makeup and is gentle enough to use around your eyes.
For this super delicious DIY I’m pairing my LouAna Organic Coconut Oil with some pineapple flavoring to give you the most delicious lip balm ever, in my opinion. All you need for this is your coconut oil, pineapple flavoring which you can pick up at most craft stores in their baking section and lip balm tubes. I used an old chapstick tube and just dug out the leftovers, cleaned it up and peeled off the label, replacing it with some super cute pineapple washi tape.
- Take 1 Tbsp. of LouAna Organic Coconut Oil and place it in a microwave safe dish and heat for 15 seconds.
- Drop in 3 drops of pineapple flavoring.
- Pour your liquefied mixture into your tube of choice and let set for about an hour.
See? So easy! If you want to make these as gifts, just double, triple or quadruple the recipe until you have all you need for your holder of choice. They leave your lips tasting delicious and super hydrated!
I think that maybe I am most excited to share this DIY with you, it’s so much fun and so easy to make!! A DIY Sea Salt spray! I love the beachy waves look but I can’t always spend my days laying on the beach to get it so this baby is the next best thing.
his baby is composed of four ingredients, LouAna Organic Coconut Oil, sea salt, warm water and hair gel. You will be surprised with the awesome results you get! It’s also super moisturizing and leaves your hair smelling and looking amazing.
- In the microwave, melt down 1 tbsp. of LouAna Organic Coconut Oil
- Combine all of your ingredients into a plastic spray bottle and shake well to dissolve.
- Spray and style!
NOTE* If your coconut oil begins to solidify over time, run your spray bottle under warm water and shake well.
Spray it generously over damp hair and style as usual. I usually use a teasing comb to get some volume and blowdry with a diffuser attachment.
Each of this DIYs is super easy and fun to make, let me know in the comments if you try any of them out. Be sure to check out our first post with LouAna Organic Coconut Oil for other super fun DIYS.