20 Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine

DIY Beauty: how to use coconut oil for beauty - for hair, skin, nails and body

We all know that coconut oil is a natural superfood. It contains fatty acids that can give you a boost in good cholesterol, it’s good for heart health, and can help you lose weight!  But it isn’t isn’t just for cooking, coconut oil has just as many beauty benefits as it does for health!

Coconut oil is a great natural oil that also has amazing beauty and skin benefits. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal, plus it makes an excellent moisturizer. Coconut oil has the ability to penetrate hair better than other oils, and it smells like cookies! 

Introducing coconut oil to your beauty regimen may not be a new concept, but it is becoming more mainstream.  It seems like every product from shampoo to shaving cream has coconut oil on the label. And here’s the thing: you can use it straight from the jar to get some of the same benefits.

Read on to learn 15 coconut oil uses for beauty, skincare and hair care!

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Tips on how to use coconut oil for beauty by Lifestyle Blogger Eileen Lazazzera of YesMissy

Coconut Oil Uses for Hair Care

1. Intensive Hair Conditioner

Coconut oil makes great deep conditioning hair treatment. Treat yourself to a coconut oil hair mask by rubbing a small amount of coconut oil between your hands, then applying it to your hair from roots to ends one section at a time. Comb through and put hair in a loose bun before bed, and wash out in the morning. Coconut oil can work wonders for dry, damaged hair to soften hair and restore luster.

2. Frizz-tamer

One of the most popular beauty uses of coconut oil is a frizz tamer. Because coconut oil is a natural oil, it repels water and prevent frizz. Just put a tiny amount on your hands and run them through the frizzy areas to smooth them out.

3. Hair Flyaway Tamer

Use coconut oil to tame your stray hair flyaways by rubbing a small amount on your hands and patting on you hair. Using sparingly on the ends, so you don’t get a greasy look.

4. Static Reducer

Rub your hands together with a little bit of coconut oil on them and run them through your static-y hair.

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Coconut Oil Uses for Skin Care

5. Makeup remover

Coconut oil makes a great make up remover. Place some coconut oil on a cotton pad and rub gently in a circular motion around your eye to remove makeup. Coconut oil has antibacterial and moisturizing properties make it a perfect natural eye make up remover.

6. Eye cream

Coconut oil is also great for hydrating the gentle skin around your eyes. It also helps decrease the appearance of wrinkles and leave your eye area baby soft and decrease signs of wrinkles

7. Shaving cream

Coconut oil makes a great for shaving cream. It’s perfect for those of you who have sensitive skin and may be sensitive to all the chemicals in normal shaving creams. Coconut oil also makes for a great smooth shave.

8. Moisturizer

Coconut is a great natural moisturizer. The fatty acids in coconut oil helps lock moisture into the skin, so smooth some over your elbows and other rough spots to soften and heal.

9. Cuticle oil

Dab on some coconut oil to your cuticles if they’ve been been looking a bit dry and ragged. For extra soft cuticles, do this before bed and put on gloves – you’ll wake up to soft, smooth digits.

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10. Body scrub

Use coconut oil to make your own body scrub. Just combine equal parts of coconut oil with brown sugar. Coconut oil also has anti-fungal properties, so it makes a great foot scrub too!

11. Face & Body Scrub

Make your own gentle face and body exfoliator with coconut oil and baking soda. You skin will be baby soft.

12. Lip Balm

The fatty acids in coconut oil create a barrier, locking moisture in and helping your skin hold on to moisture. Using coconut oil as a lip balm will keep your lips soft and smooth.

13. Massage Oil

Coconut oil makes a great massage oil. Because it doesn’t absorb immediately, it allows you to enjoy a massage, not too greasy with a relaxing scent.

14. Tanning Oil

Put some coconut oil in a spray bottle and bring to beach. Spray on to keep skin moisturized.

15. Sunburn Care

And if you’ve spent a little too long in the sun, coconut oil is also a great after sun moisturizer. It does a great job keeping the skin moisturized while it’s healing.

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16. Natural Deodorant

Apply coconut oil to the areas you sweat the most, or make your own homemade deodorant stick with coconut oil, shea butter, baking soda, and arrowroot.

17. Highlighter

Once you’re done your make up, swipe and pat a tiny amount on your cheeks and the bridge of your nose to get soft natural glow on your skin.

18. Face mask

Make a simple mask by mixing equal parts coconut oil and raw honey, and apply it directly onto your face. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse with warm water. This coconut oil and raw honey mask will leave your skin glowing and super smooth!

19. Scar treatment

Coconut oil contains  vitamin E and antioxidants that help heal scars and smooth out skin for a clearer complexion.

20. Makeup brush cleaner

Warm a few tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds, then dip your brushes in it. Gently rub them on a paper towel to remove the makeup, and rinse under warm water. Because coconut oil has anti-fungal benefits, it will help you keep your brushes bacteria-free.

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Your skin will thank you!

Coconut oil has unique properties with beauty benefits for skin and hair. Here are 20 ways to use it in your beauty routine.
What does coconut oil do for your hair, skin and face? This miracle oil is the most versatile beauty product you could have in your bag.

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  • Caroline
    April 7, 2014

    Mmm, I love coconut oil. Your list is fabulous!

  • Eileen
    July 8, 2014

    Thanks for sharing April 🙂

  • Samantha Angell
    January 6, 2015

    I have used coconut oil for almost all of these uses! I love using it on my hair as a deep conditioning treatment, and definitely use it as a daily moisturizer. I use regular makeup remover and then use coconut oil on my face, and it really gets rid of that last makeup that remover doesn’t!

  • Nicole E.
    January 6, 2015

    Coconut oil is one of the best beauty oils. My mom used to make soap and lotions. We always had huge vats of it around the house. I try to do the intensive conditioner once every couple of months. Since my hair is so thick, the rinsing part is a pain, but it’s worth it!

  • rm29303
    January 6, 2015

    Wow I had no idea that there were so many uses for Coconut Oil! We have been using it in our cooking this past year because it is suppose to help with memory problems. I didn’t know I could be using it for all of these other things.

    • Eileen @ YesMissy
      January 8, 2015

      I didn’t know it helped with memory problems! That’s an amazing benefit!

  • Hanh
    January 6, 2015

    I was going to add oil pulling too! It really does work in boosting oral hygiene 🙂

    Hanh x

    • Eileen @ YesMissy
      January 8, 2015

      I’ll have to try oil pulling again. I did it once, but I didn’t really get the hang of it. But I’ve been reading up on it lately and it seems like it’s beneficial!

  • Michelle F.
    January 6, 2015

    I love using coconut oil. Those are some great ways for my to try it. I love cooking with it too.

  • Angelic @ SimplySinova.com
    January 6, 2015

    I’ve actually heard from a few friends that Coconut oil makes a great makeup remover! I’m tempted to try it out for myself now <3

  • jenlastinger
    January 6, 2015

    I absolutely love coconut oil! I use it in the kitchen all the time and I recently made a body scrub. Such a moisturizer!

  • Courtney
    January 6, 2015

    I’m the biggest coconut oil fan!!! I seriously use it for everything!! Its the secret to my blonde hair looking not all dry like most blondes 🙂 I also oil pull and cook with it every chance I get 🙂

  • Fiona Naughton
    January 6, 2015

    Who knew there were so many great benefits of using coconut oil? I always use it on my hair and it really does tame frizz.

  • Vidya Sudarsan
    January 6, 2015

    I completely agree with you list! coconut oil has all these benefits and actually even more. I’m starting to use them and loving it. Nice post!

  • Sara-Jayne Jones
    January 6, 2015

    It’s just amazing – and even better, it smells amazing. I need to use it more often!

  • Wow who knew there were so many uses? I’ll have to try it sometime as a cuticle oil, lord knows my cuticles need some help!

  • Heather - MOHTH
    January 6, 2015

    I actually have a spray in conditioner with coconut oil in it. It seems to work great.

  • Echo (The Mad Mommy)
    January 6, 2015

    Wow, I never knew that there were so many benefits and uses for coconut oil. I may have to pick some up and try it.

  • Debra Needles
    January 6, 2015

    One of these days I am going to try coconut oil…I always think it sounds great. I just never remember to get it at the store.

  • Rebecca Swenor
    January 7, 2015

    Great post indeed. I love the scent of coconut oil and the fact there are so many uses for it. I love it for my skin and lips. Thanks for sharing

  • yonawilliams
    January 7, 2015

    I have known that there are many things you can do with coconut oil, but have only taken advantage of the edible benefits. I will have to remember to try it out when I need to tame my frizzy hair in the summertime.

  • Lisa Rios
    January 7, 2015

    I really love this post. Coconut oil is the only one I use for my hair, not other special additions. I choose it for cooking as well. But I have never used it as Face scrub and Sunburn care, will have to try this.

  • Michelle Hwee
    January 8, 2015

    Wow I never knew that this oil had so many good uses and variety too! I never used it before but now I want to try it out!

  • Debra Northern
    February 18, 2015

    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful information about coconut oil and its benefits.

  • Jaclyn Meador
    April 15, 2015

    love coconut oil just started using it last week for EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! HOW DID I EVER LIVE WITHOUT IT !!!!!!!!

  • Susan
    May 5, 2015

    The only thing you should be putting on your skin when you go to the beach is sunblock. Tans are sun damage. The rest of the info is worth a shot.

  • AffiliateLabz
    February 15, 2020

    Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

  • Ellis James Designs
    February 17, 2020

    Coconut oil is great and I didn’t know there were so many more uses for them. Thanks for this post!

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