Coconut Oil a beauty workhorse

Coconut oil

Let’s talk about a beauty workhorse shall we? Coconut oil. There are so many uses for this magical stuff you could write a book. And a pretty thick one at that. I use the Nutiva Virgin Coconut Oil. It’s important that you use virgin coconut oil because it is unrefined. You want to keep all the good ingredients for your skin!

So what do I use it for?

Hair: I really love coconut oil just in the ends of my hair on a daily basis. I have very dry hair and I get split ends really easily. This helps prevent that and it smells nice.

Coconut oil is also really great as a deep conditioning mask. Leave it on for a few minutes and then shower as usual! I have noticed that this has really helped to minimize fly aways and general dryness.

Face: My favorite way to use coconut oil is for removing makeup. It works like a charm and it’s cheap to boot. It takes off everything!

It’s also fantastic as a face mask. Add a few drops of tea tree oil and you have a lovely mask that is not only moisturizing but also helps with blemishes! Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and anti fungal so it can be used on acneic skin.

If you want to keep it simple use this as a moisturizer for day or nighttime! Make sure to follow with an SPF if you wear it during the day.

Body: Just slather it all over yourself. ’nuff said. Better yet, get your loved one to give you a nice back massage! Add a few drops of lavender oil and you have a moisturizing and relaxing massage oil.

I have read that people use it as an alternative to shaving cream. I epilate my legs but I’m sure it would work wonderfully!

Here’s a list of some other things that you can do with coconut oil! Do you use coconut oil for anything? The best part is that if it really doesn’t work for your skin or hair just cook with it. How many products can you just eat if you don’t like them? Not many I’m guessing. (Obviously don’t go shoveling coconut oil into your mouth, that is not good for you.)

Here are some recipes for you!


  1. Ela February 13, 2016 / 08:08

    I didn’t know that it could be used as an alternative to shaving cream, it sounds interesting. I’ve used coconut oil most of these things you said, but using on my hair wasn’t a smart decision as I already have really oily hair. I love the smell of it, and like you said if it doesn’t work on anything, you could used it in your cookie 🙂

    • Ellen February 13, 2016 / 09:28

      Oh yes it would work well for baked goods! I didn’t think go that. I have such dry hair that it worked. Maybe try a lighter oil? Thanks Ela!!!

  2. Suzi @ Cruelty-Free Kitty February 13, 2016 / 15:42

    I love coconut oil too, it’s super versatile! I picked up a big pot of Nutiva coconut oil from Costco and I’m glad I did. They’re also ethical and fair trade.

    • Ellen February 13, 2016 / 16:09

      They’re a really great company! I didn’t know you could get it at Costco! Thanks Suzi 🙂

  3. M + K February 14, 2016 / 19:20

    We really need to get ourselves a tub! We’ve heard so much about the benefits and versatility of coconut ol but we have yet to try it out for ourselves

    M + K

    • Ellen February 14, 2016 / 21:30

      I definitely recommend the Nutiva Coconut Oil. It’s really awesome quality and not too expensive! Thanks you two!

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