Coconut oil can help your skin and hair’s become a dream come true. It has a deep moisturizing quality while offering nutrients that beautify your body.
We infuse our Coconut Body Oil (and many of our other products) with herbs so that it brings nourishing antioxidants with it as it penetrates deep into your skin but we also like to use it on its own because it's an amazing ingredient that you can use in your daily routine.
6 Different Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Beauty
1. As Makeup Remover
Before you spend money on a product designed to remove makeup, consider using coconut oil to do the trick. You can use a cotton ball and just a bit of coconut oil and use it to wipe eye makeup off.
If your skin is not oily, you can do all over your face to remove the last bits of foundation after cleansing. Those with oily skin may be better off using grapeseed oil to remove facial makeup.
2. As Natural Deep Conditioner for Hair
Dry hair got you feeling less than glamorous? Applying coconut oil can help with that, too.
Massage some into your ends after your normal styling routine, or apply generously all over your hair and leave it on overnight (make sure to cover your pillow with a towel). In the morning, wash the coconut oil out with a safe shampoo like our Sweet Sunrise Shampoo and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then rinse and style as normal.
This super moisturizer will help restore shine and softness to dry, overworked hair.
3. As Oil Pulling
Have you started oil pulling yet? Have you heard what oil pulling is?
Oil pulling is the ancient practice of rinsing one’s mouth with oil. Traditionally sesame oil is preferred, but many people use coconut oil instead because, frankly, coconut oil tastes a lot better and the benefits are the same.
4. Coconut lip balm
Is coconut oil a good lip balm? You can’t get much more natural than pure coconut oil as your lip balm. It does the trick, relieving chapped lips and giving your pout a shiny finish. We love using sample kit containers to store coconut oil, plus a drop or two of peppermint essential oil. This makes for a super refreshing lip treatment.
5. Moisturizing coconut oil face masks
Our Coconut Honey Mask is a delicious way to eliminate dry skin, while helping to soothe and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Honey, coconut oil, beautiful skin… What’s not to love?
For some people, moisturizing with extra virgin coconut oil clogs their pores and causes breakouts (that’s why we use fractionated coconut oil in some of our facial moisturizers). But applying fractionated coconut oil as a mask and then washing it off after is a great way to enjoy the benefits of the moisturizer without clogging your pores.
6. Body butter
On its own, coconut oil makes a great body moisturizer. Adding just a few other ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter or sweet almond oil can result in an extremely luxurious body butter.
Using a hand blender gives you an amazing whipped texture—you won’t believe it came out of your kitchen!
Can You Use Coconut Oil on Your Face Daily?
Some people swear by using coconut oil as their daily facial moisturizer and others find that it clogs their pores. This all has to do with your specific skin type. People with dry skin can typically use extra virgin coconut oil as part of their daily beauty routine but for people that are working with oily skin, it may be better to either incorporate other oils with the coconut oil or to use fractionated coconut oil for their daily moisturizer.
Annmarie Gianni is a mother, health activist, entrepreneur, and founder of 3 successful businesses. Over ten years ago, she and her husband, Kevin, formed a team and Annmarie Skin Care was founded to provide a clean, natural skin care experience using natural, organic and wildcrafted ingredients. After a few years of focusing on creating a successful skin care business, Annmarie was able to step away and focus on raising her kids. Today, you’d find Annmarie volunteering her time at her kid’s school, helping out at community events, going on trail runs, and spending quality time with her family.
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