8 Ways To Use Coconut Oil In Your Beauty Routine

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If there was ever an all-purpose oil, coconut oil is it! You can cook with it, clean with it, use it on your body to promote healing, and even use it daily in your beauty routine. We had no idea coconut oil was so versatile!

Here are 8 WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL IN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE that may totally surprise you.

8 ways to use coconut oil in beauty routine

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USE IT TO SHAVE YOUR LEGS

Did you know that you can use coconut oil to shave your legs? It makes a really inexpensive and useful shaving cream that makes your razor glide across your skin and moisturizes at the same time. You can even use it outside the shower in a pinch.

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USE IT TO REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP

Coconut oil is one of our favorite makeup removers because it really does the job and has the added bonus of leaving your skin feeling moisturized. To remove your makeup, apply coconut oil to your face with a cotton round. Then, wash face with warm water and a mild cleanser. You may not know this, but coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties that can protect the skin from bacterial infections (think acne). Using coconut oil to clean your skin could actually help acne, and certainly not make it worse if that is a fear.

Coconut oil makes an incredibly effective eye makeup remover, but you have to be careful not to use too much or your eyes might feel too oily. Apply coconut oil to your eyes by gently wiping with a cotton round to remove eye makeup. We usually use a warm washcloth to wipe our eyes after removing our makeup just to get rid of any lingering coconut oil on our lashes.

coconut oil to remove makeup

USE IT TO MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN

Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer! Apply it to your skin directly after the shower to help prevent moisture loss through evaporation! Put a small amount in your hand and then rub into your skin like you would lotion. When you first put the coconut oil in your hand it’ll most likely be solid, but will turn liquid once it hits your warm skin.

USE IT TO HEAL THOSE CHAPPED LIPS

Chapped lips, especially during the winter, can be a burden. Not only do chapped lips look unappealing, they usually hurt. Applying coconut oil to your lips is absolutely safe. Just apply a dab (or drop) to your lips with your fingertip and then gently rub in. You can make a lip exfoliator with coconut oil, honey and sugar that is out of this world! It moisturizes your lips, exfoliates them and helps heal them! Just add a 1:1:2 ratio of honey and coconut oil to brown sugar and then mix it all together.

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USE IT AS A DEODORANT

Coconut oil does have antibacterial properties, so it makes a great deodorant base. Since the point of deodorant is destroy odor-causing bacteria in your armpits, coconut oil makes a great alternative to regular deodorants, especially if you are trying for a more natural solution. Most people who use coconut oil as a deodorant mix the coconut oil with baking soda, their favorite essential oil and cornstarch.

coconut oil deodorant

USE IT TO CONTROL FRIZZ

Coconut oil can help control frizz and it’s easy to apply! Just put a very small amount of coconut oil on your hands (about the size of a pea) and then rub your hands together to make the coconut oil liquid. Apply to the end of your hair to fight frizz, but be careful not to use too much or you’ll make your hair look oily!

USE IT TO MAKE YOUR OWN TOOTHPASTE

If you are trying to avoid chemicals and want to make a natural toothpaste, coconut oil is your go-to product. Because of its antibacterial properties, it even makes a good mouthwash. Just put a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth, let it liquefy, swish around, and then spit. To make coconut oil toothpaste, you only need coconut oil, an essential oil and baking soda. It’s used and stored just like regular toothpaste. Crazy, right? Look online for DIY coconut oil recipes that sound the best to you for more precise directions.

USE IT AS A BASE FOR EXFOLIANT SCRUBS

If you’ve ever made DIY exfoliating scrubs, then you know they contain an oil base. Once you’ve used coconut oil as the base, you’ll never use another type of oil. Coconut oil is just so much lighter and doesn’t feel greasy when applied to the skin. You can use coconut oil as a base for sugar and salt scrubs.

coconut oil exfoliant

USE IT AS A SUNSCREEN

Coconut oil can be used as a sunscreen! No way, right? But it’s true. This was the most surprising fact about coconut oil we found. Coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4 in it, which admittedly isn’t much, but we can all use all the extra UV protection we can get! Also, if you happen to get too much sun, coconut oil can help soothe the burn and reduce pain and inflammation.

Find more coconut oil uses here…

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