10 Ways To Add Coconut Oil To Your Beauty Routine

Written by on January 18, 2013 in Beauty - 30 Comments
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  • Repair damaged hair

    Naturally condition and repair damaged hair by rubbing coconut oil onto your ends. (image)

  • Make a moisturizing body scrub

    Blend coconut oil with sugar to make an exfoliating scrub. You can also add essential oils or other fragrances (like ginger!) to create your very own scented scrubs! (image)

  • Fight dry skin

    Moisturize dry winter skin by applying coconut oil straight from the jar to your skin after stepping out of the shower. (image)

  • Make your own all-natural toothpaste

    You’ve probably heard of using baking soda as an all-natural toothpaste before. Mixing it with coconut oil will provide that creamy texture you’re used to—but without the chemicals of store-bought toothpastes! (image)

  • Treat dandruff

    Treat a dry scalp or dandruff with a coconut oil hair mask. Use it alone, or combine with other hair-healthy ingredients! (image)

  • Replace your shaving cream

    Get smooth and silky legs by replacing shaving cream with coconut oil! This is especially beneficial if you have sensitive skin. (image)

  • Get clear skin

    Fight acne with coconut oil’s antibacterial properties. Combine with baking soda to create an exfoliating scrub, and admire your newly radiant skin! (image)

  • Tame frizz and renew shine

    Fight frizz by using a dab of coconut oil in place of hair mousse or gel. Enjoy your extra shiny ‘do! (image)

  • Fight aging

    Apply a dab of coconut oil around your eyes and let its antioxidants fight wrinkles! (image)

  • Remove makeup and clean brushes

    Use melted coconut oil as a chemical-free makeup remover or brush cleaner. (image)

  • Lauren H.

    Love all of these ideas! I’ve been using coconut oil to moisturize after showering lately. All of my girlfriends for sure think I’m crazy! Can’t wait to try out some of these new uses for coconut oil (shaving cream?! yes please!). Thanks for sharing!



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  • kelsey

    I keep a small jar in its solid state in my medicine cabinet to use as my nightly makeup remover and face wash. Just rub a little between your palms until it’s melted, massage into your skin, then hold a towel wet with warm water to your face for 10-15 seconds to open your pores and let the oil help moisturize.

    I follow up with a toner made of 1:1 water to apple cider vinegar. I then finish up with face lotion… I’ve been doing this for about a month and my usually dry skin {especially in the winter} has responded well.

    • Ashley

      I do this too! It’s fantastic! People seem to think I’m crazy for putting oil on my face, but my skin has never been so soft and clear. Plus it smells like I’m on a beach somewhere, not stuck in the middle of winter!

  • Adriella

    I was so scared to put oil on my face, not anymore!! Can’t wait to try all your tips and suggestions!! Thank’s :)

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  • http://www.straightnochase.com/ Josie

    I swear by cocounut oil! thanks for this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stacy.rotellaokun Stacy Rotella Okun

    Hi where can I get the coconut oil? and can it be any brand?? Thanks

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  • Joy

    Where can you get the coconut oil or soild form @?

    • josie

      trader joes

  • Danielle

    Loved this article!

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  • Bev

    You can purchase coconut oil at the grocery store, it will be in the olive oil section.

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  • Daisy

    you can buy it at trader joes, it is called ” organic virgin coconut oil”

  • http://www.brazilian-keratintreatment.com/ Gaga

    Coconut oil hair mask restores split ends and leaves the hair shining and manageable.

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  • kittie

    Can also used as an eyelash conditioner

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  • Eddy

    Like what i read and will try them on .Brave.

  • john dev

    These ideas are very innovative and new.Use of coconut oil can be very good there are many techniques with which we can use it firstly Blend coconut oil with sugar to make an exfoliating scrub. You can also add essential oils or other fragrances to it.I buy my skincare products from as it has everything affordable!I started using Skinue (moisturizerfor dry skin)Agran Cream since last month and the results are amazing! You must
    try Skinue products.

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  • Sara

    Anyone know the ratio of coconut oil & baking soda?

  • Christine

    I have extremely thin hair; it’s like I don’t have hair at all. And after 2 days after washing it, it looks lifeless and dry. I wash it once at 3 days. My question is: can I use shea butter and coconut oil together, leave them overnight and shampoo in the morning? I’m scared it might make my hair look greasy…

  • goalsformary

    lol Coconut oil is solid if it’s below a certain temperature and a liquid if it’s above a certain temperature. One of the best sources for affordable organic cocount oil I’ve found is trader joes. They have their own trader joes brand of it and it’s super affordable. I have been using it on my skin and ends of my hair lately. I have olive skin and this is the first “lotion” I’ve used that doesn’t make me break out on my upper back or certain parts of my face. So, it works for combination skin. :) Oddly, enough it has a bit of a toner feel too. I actually feel like it firms my skin and makes it soft. :) It’s also cheap and chemical free. So, win win. I am going to next make my own at home products. I am tired of the chemicals! Plus, I’m tired of the over priced products! It’s not right and we should boycott it. For example a product should not be deemed safe for the eyes if you cant get it in the eyes. It’s ridiculous because the tear ducts are going to suck in anything around the eyes anyways! Plus, if you sweat or it rains or it snows or you are drinking tea or coffee anything on your face or head is going to roll into your eyes, nose, and mouth. It’s just not right! It’s toxic and we need to start listening to our bodies and when it burns it shouldn’t be used on humans!

  • Danielle F.

    Yes! I just started adding pure essential oil frankensence with to my coconut oil as a pre-winkle defense. Love it.

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  • Laura Bowers

    Depending on where you live, you can get it at most health food stores. They had a few brands and sizes at Sprouts last time I was shopping. It might even be cheaper and easier to order online.

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