Tuesday, March 19, 2013

5 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

1.    Weight loss

            Did you know that making coconut oil a regular part of your diet supports your thyroid function  can increase your metabolism? It also helps you burn more calories, feel more energized and can make you feel full longer.

          2.    To shave your legs

Conventional shaving cream is an expensive cocktail of chemicals that you don't need to get a nice clean shave on your legs or underarms. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is inexpensive, naturally antimicrobial, and smells divine. Plus, its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated (but never greasy).

3.    To remove make-up

Yes, Coconut oil will remove makeup ! Put a little on a cotton ball and gently sweep it over your eyes, paying attention to your under-eyes as well. The oil does a great job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area hydrated, too. Once you're done, wash your face as usual.

4.    As a body moisturizer

In my opinion, coconut oil is the best natural skin lotion available. I have been using it as my body and face lotion for years and my skin has never looked better. Not to mention, is smells amazing! Coconut oil is quickly absorbed and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. One jar of coconut oil is my body lotion, face lotion, anti-wrinkle cream, eye-cream, stretch mark cream and massage lotion. 

5.    Hair Care

If you're looking for a deep hair conditioner that's chemical free, look no further than virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil is one of the best hair conditioners around and if it's virgin and organic, it's chemical free. While other conditioners work from the outside in, coconut oil is able to work from the inside out. Massaging the oil into your scalp is powerful too. Coconut oil is nourishing for your scalp and because the oil is a natural antifungal, coconut oil can offer relief from dandruff conditions.

Coconut oil
 is a wonderful thing. Seriously, this stuff is amazing.

Share your favorite uses for coconut oil!


  1. I am making a home made deodorant that has coconut oil in it and I also use it for my hair, and cooking needs. A Tbs in smoothies is great too ; )

  2. @Parker I will have to try that homemade recipe for deodorant..Thanks

  3. Loooove coconut oil as a body moisturizer! I also love it in my hair as it is a very light weight oil so great for my thin strands :)