There are so many properties and uses that this incredible coconut oil has, that we can use it both in beauty products and in the kitchen or to treat health problems. Find out below a large number of utilities that it can give you in your personal care.

Perhaps you have already included coconut oil in your kitchen, but did you know that you can also change some of your beauty products for coconut oil? Coconut oil can be used to hydrate skin and remove makeup, but that’s just the beginning. Here are some ways you can incorporate it into your beauty routine.

Use of coconut oil in beauty products

This vegetable oil is part of a large number of beauty products today, all thanks to its components and properties of coconut that make it an essential element of personal care .

Make-up remover

Put a little coconut oil on a cotton ball. Now you can use it to remove all makeup from your face and also leave your skin well moisturized.

Face cleaner

Put a drop of coconut oil on your face and neck and massage. Clean with a damp, dry cloth. This is an effective way to cleanse your face and remove all impurities.

Body scrub

Mix equal parts of coconut oil and organic sugar in a glass pitcher. Use the scrub on dry skin before showering for best results.

Facial scrub

Instead of sugar, mix coconut oil with baking soda or oatmeal with a pinch of cinnamon, exfoliate your face gently.

Shaving lotion

Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to the desired area and shave as usual. The lauric acid in coconut oil also serves as an antiseptic for cuts caused by shaving.

Face and body cream

You can use it alone or add it to your favorite essential oil. (Make sure to use a high-quality essential oil that is safe for topical application.) If you want a moisturizer that stays smooth and spreadable even at low temperatures, you can whisk the coconut oil in an electric mixer.

When applied topically, coconut oil helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping to keep connective tissues strong and flexible, and aids in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, making your skin softer.

Eye cream

Apply a thin layer of coconut oil around the eyes to smooth wrinkles and counteract thinning and tone sagging skin.

Cuticle cream

Simply rub a small amount of coconut oil around your cuticles to soften dry areas.


Apply a small amount of coconut oil directly to your armpits and with this you can keep odors at bay, courtesy of the antibacterial properties of this vegetable oil. If you prefer, you can add a little baking soda or make a homemade deodorant using coconut oil and baking soda.

Moisturizing bath

Adding coconut oil to the bathtub can help hydrate dry skin. Make sure you wash the tub thoroughly after use to avoid slipping and the water is above 76 ° F (24 ° C), otherwise the oil will turn to a solid.

Soap making

Coconut oil is one of the base ingredients in many homemade soap recipes and is one of the most used ingredients in today’s beauty products .

Lip balm

You can apply a small amount of coconut oil, or you can make your own lip balm using coconut oil as the base ingredient.


Mix it with baking soda, coconut oil can replace your common toothpaste. Baking soda will clean gently while coconut oil’s antibacterial action may help keep harmful bacteria at bay.

Insect repellent

Mixing coconut oil with high-quality essential oils could help keep bug bites at bay when applied to the skin. Effective options include: peppermint, lemon balm, omero, tea tree oil, neem, citronella (Java citronella), geraniol, catnip oil (according to one study, catnip oil is 10 times more effective than DEET) and vanilla extract.

Hair’s best friend

Coconut oil is known for its benefits for hair . Most women seem to prefer using it as a pre-shampoo conditioner. Simply massage dry hair with coconut oil and leave it in for about an hour or more. You can even leave it overnight. Just wear a shower cap to protect your pillow. Afterwards, wash and style as usual.

When applied in this way, coconut oil inhibits the penetration of water into the hair strands, which could otherwise cause cuticle or increase the surface of the hair, making it prone to damage. Also, when applied as a pre-shampoo treatment, a small amount of coconut oil is able to penetrate your hair more deeply during washing, when the fiber swells a bit.

This also explains why so many people talk about the oil’s wonderful ability to prevent “frizz” in humid climates – this is another characteristic of its hydrophobic activity. More porous hair may find coconut oil particularly beneficial, such as chemically treated and African hair, as well as those with scalp problems, including dandruff.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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