6 DIY Beauty Recipes Using Coconut Oil for Spa Week

by Melissa Massello
October 19, 2013 - 11:18am

Since moving to Texas, my hair and my skin have been going absolutely berserk trying to figure out the strange new climate — my skin is oily and breaking out like I'm back in junior high and my hair is as dry and breakable as the bristles on a broom.

Before spending a ton of money on new products to compensate — or buying up a bunch of Groupons for facials and keratin treatments — I decided to finally try some of the DIY beauty recipes I'd been collecting on Pinterest. Hey, it's Spa Week this week, too, so why not!

I'm still an absolute failure when it comes to doing my own nails at home — seriously, how DO you cut your own cuticles? Can someone please teach this righty how to paint her right nails? —but I was super excited by how these 6 DIY beauty treatments made with coconut oil turned out. Hop on over to DIY Boston on Boston.com today for the recipes!

Ginger even got into the coconut oil & honey hair mask, and was a lot happier with the results than he was with the process. (The Dapper Dan man references on his Facebook page when he posted this were amazing.)

Do you have a favorite homemade beauty treatment? Love to hear all about it — share a link to your blog or Pinterest below, if you have one!

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Story & photos: Copyright 2013, Shoestring LLC & Melissa Massello

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Melissa Massello is an editor, start-up junkie, entrepreneur, Swapaholic, and lifelong New England girl. As a sustainable style expert, Melissa has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX news station affiliates around the country and in US News & World Report, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, The Denver Post, The LA Times, The Dallas Morning News, MSN Money, and WalletPop, among other fine media outlets. Melissa currently lives with her husband and their Whippet mix in Somerville, Mass. -- "the Brooklyn of Boston" -- where they strive each day to save money, save the planet, and live the dream for less.
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