10 Surprising Uses For Coconut Oil

It’s not a secret coconut oil is one of the most versatile foods on the planet. You may have already swap coconut oil for some daily products. There are numerous wonderful ways to use this oil into your diet, beauty product, and kitchen routine. This post lists 10 different beauty uses for coconut oil and you can also see some of DIY coconut oil recipes. You will wonder how you ever lived without these brilliant tips.

1. Moisturizer

Coconut oil is very moisturizing and safe to use even on the face for all skin types.  It contains plenty of vitamin E too. It will be a fantastic moisturizer for not only face, but also body and hands. You can also mix it into your foundation and whip it up. It can be greasy at first. Just give it a minute, and it will quickly absorb into your skin. If you want to make homemade coconut oil lotion, please click here.

2. Makeup Remover

Yes, coconut oil can even remove (stubborn) makeup. Smear it all over your face. Massage it all over your face. Let it sit for a bit so everything dissolves. Next, grab a cotton pad and wipe gently in circles around your face to get rid of makeup. Be careful not to get it in your eyes and rinse off. After rinse, just massage it in for a moisturizing. It will help your eyelash enhancement!

3. Frizz Protection

When the weather is deathly dry or seemingly humid, that’s when you get flyaways and your hair gets a little wild. Need to tame flyaways fast? Coconut oil can be a great defrizzer for your hair. Scoop a pea size (or less; Too much can make your hair look greasy!) amount of coconut oil on your palm, and warm it up. Then apply it to the bottom of your hair. It will lock the moisture in. Bonus: Extra silky and soft hair

4. Shaving cream

Regular shaving cream might not be moisturize as much as you want. Drop it from your shaving routine, and try coconut oil! Your razor will glide smoothly, allowing for a super-close shave. Say good bye to painful bumps and razor burns! Also, your legs will instantly feel moisturized. You don’t even have to apply body lotion after shaving. Your legs and arms will look shiny and smooth.

5. Facial/Body Scrub

Ran out of facial/body scrub? Coconut oil to the rescue! It takes only 5 minutes to make chemical free scrub! Exfoliate dead skin cells and get rid of blackheads with a simple mix of coconut oil and brown sugar.  Your skin will not only be soft and smooth but it will be glowing. For coconut oil and brown sugar scrub recipe, please click here.

6. Nail and Cuticle Treatment

Coconut oil works well for healthy nail growth. It contains important nutrients to keep your nails moisturized and strong. Just rub a little coconut oil onto your hands and nails to help smooth out flaws and encourage healthy growth. It will perfectly lock in moisture as well.

7. Cheekbone Highlighter

There is the inexpensive way to brighten your face: Coconut oil. Dab a small amount of coconut oil along your cheekbones. It will give your cheeks naturally beautiful glow.

8. Clean Makeup Brushes

We’ve spent lots of time and effort learning ‘proper ways’ to use brushes. However how many of you know proper ways to clean them? Is there anyone who even broke the bank on brush cleansers? Now clean your delicate makeup brushes with coconut oil. As we already explained, coconut oil is packed with anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. It will clean your brushes better and more effective than store-bought brush cleaners. Please click here to see ‘ Brush cleaning with coconut oil’


9. Deodorant 

Typically most sweat doesn’t smell at all, but the bacteria on our skin cause odor. Coconut oil’s anti-bacteria properties kill off bacteria and yeast. If you don’t mind smelling like coconut, go for it! You don’t even need to worry about some of the ingredients used in deodorants are not good for our bodies; Aluminum, Paraben, Propylene glycol etc. But remember it can help you smelling less, but doesn’t stop you from sweating! Here’s the recipe for DIY coconut oil deodorant

10 .Heal cuts, sunburns and rash

How to heal minor wound such as torn skin, cuts, scrapes, puncture wounds, and minor burns? What about rashes or hot spots? Don’t worry. Coconut oil can effectively heal wounds! Coconut oil has been used as an ointment for treating cuts and burns for a long time due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. It will help wounds and sunburn heal faster and speed up tissue repair. Plus, it smells much better than any other ointments from drugstores.

About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.