10 Uses For Coconut Oil

Hello all!

Today I wanted to share with you uses for coconut oil! It is so versatile and can be used for anything from beauty to in the kitchen! While these are only a few uses, there are so many more out there! This is just a list of some things that I have personally used coconut oil for and tricks that I have picked up along the way:

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  1. Facial moisturizer/body lotion
    • I love using coconut oil in the summer as a moisturizer because it is an oil and gives you a nice glow. It is super moisturizing and a little bit really goes a long way.
  2. Hair mask
    • When my hair is feeling down, a coconut oil mask really lifts it up! I apply a little bit to wet hair and let it rock. Again, a little bit goes a long way- it’s super moisturizing for my hair.
  3. Facial mask
    • You can mix coconut oil with baking soda, honey, or even sugar to create a facial mask that is natural to solve your skincare concerns. I love a sugar mask because it gently exfoliates your skin, while the coconut oil packs in the hydration!
  4. Sunscreen (a very low SPF)
    • You can use coconut oil as a sunscreen with a very low SPF in it. This is perfect for when you aren’t getting a ton of sun – think through your windows in your house or in your car. If you are going to be in the sun for a longer period of time, I suggest finding a sunscreen that meets your needs and works for you!
  5. Toothpaste
    • While I have not been brave enough to make my own toothpaste with coconut oil, there are DIY recipes out there for it!
  6. Lip balm
    • No more lip balm? No problem! Since it is so hydrating, coconut oil makes the perfect lip balm. You can also use lipstick with it to create a sheer color.
  7. Makeup remover
    • This works wonders! It takes your makeup off while hydrating your skin- a win win! It’s also a great trick if you forget your cleanser but have access to coconut oil! I have used it in a pinch several times (and there was also one time where I came home from college and forgot my moisturizer and put olive oil all over my face….it worked, lol).
  8. As part of the sugar scrubs that I wrote a blog on.
  9. Give a little to your dog for a healthy coat, skin + body (ingest or topical usage)
    • Be sure to research how much to give your pet, but we have given Kash a little bit here and there to promote a healthy coat and skin from within!
  10. Cooking oil
    • And of course, you can cook with it 🙂

That’s all folks. What do you use coconut oil for? Let me know in the comments below.

xoxo,

V

2 thoughts on “10 Uses For Coconut Oil

  1. As a girl with curly hair, I used to use coconut oil as a styling product…that was until the combination of coconut oil + long exposure to direct sunlight = Bri with brassy hair…That summer I did use this oil to completely remove stretch marks from my body so I guess ya win some ya lose some lol Pinning this post a hundred times
    xo Bri

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    1. That’s amazing that it removed stretch marks completely!! I would have not expected that but much cheaper than actual products for it haha! 🙂

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