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8 Awesome Ways to use Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil can not only be used for cooking but it can be very beneficial for your hair, skin and overall health.  Here are 8 different ways you can incorporate coconut oil into your daily routine.

1.DIY Hair Mask

Use Coconut oil to repair dry and brittle hair. If the problem lies in your scalp, massage the coconut oil into your scalp to add moisture and volume. If you have split ends or the ends of your hair feel dry, apply coconut oil to only the ends of your hair. You can either leave the coconut oil in your hair for 30 minutes or sleep with it in your hair overnight. It may take you a few washes to fully get the coconut oil out of your hair, but the end results will be very beneficial. Your hair won’t feel dry or brittle and it will be full of volume and life. Michelle Phan, a well-known YouTube beauty guru, posted on her website 3 different DIY hair masks that can be very helpful for dry and damaged hair.

2.Tame Frizzy Hair

Apply a small amount of coconut oil to hair that won’t behave. For example, if you have uncontrollable flyaways just dab some coconut oil on your hair and watch them disappear. To learn more about controlling your frizzy hair, look at this article about using Coconut Oil as a styling aid. It lists some very helpful tips!

3.Makeup Remover

Coconut oil is great for removing makeup. There are two ways you can use Coconut oil as a makeup remover. The first way is to just rub the oil all over your face and rinse it off with water. The second way is to put some coconut oil on a cotton pad and rub the makeup right off. The cotton pads are good to use for the removal of eye makeup.


Use coconut oil to hydrate dry skin on your face or body. The oil will remove all dead skin cells to leave your skin nice and smooth. The trick is to only use a small amount of oil. When you first start using the oil as a moisturizer only use a small amount of oil, overtime if the small amount isn’t enough you can add more. This article about using coconut oil for beautiful skin can be very helpful!

5.Nail Health and Growth

Coconut oil contains nutrients that can be very helpful in strengthening your cuticle and nails. If your nail beds look dry, massage some coconut oil into the cuticle to achieve soft and moisturized cuticles. To learn more, the Huffington Post wrote an article about what you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to nail growth.

6.Face/Body Scrub

There are several products that you can combine with Coconut oil to create a face and or body scrub. For a gentle face scrub, combine baking soda and coconut oil. For other recipes for Coconut Oil face scrubs, click here.  Now for a body scrub, by combining brown sugar with coconut oil your skin will feel nice and clean. Using a coconut scrub on your feet can also help with foot funguses. Here is a video on how to create your own face and body coconut oil scrub!

7.Teeth Whitening

Using Coconut oil to whiten teeth is also known as oil pulling. Oil pulling removes plaque and bacteria from your mouth. Oil Pulling is an Indian folk remedy that has been used for many years. Put a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth. For about 10-20 minutes swish the oil around your mouth. Then spit it out and brush your teeth as normal. Over time your teeth will become whiter and whiter. For more information about oil pulling, click here!

8.Shaving Cream

Instead of using store bought shaving cream, replace it with coconut oil.  Not only does using coconut oil leave you with a clean shave but it moisturizes your skin as well. Using coconut oil as a shaving cream can help if you have sensitive skin because it doesn’t have the harsh chemicals that store bought shaving cream contains.  For more tips about using coconut oil as a shaving cream, click here!

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