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How I Use Coconut Oil

By 10:33 AM

Coconut oil has definitely become a major staple lately in the worlds of health and beauty.

I could go into all the health benefits of coconut oil and why it's so great for you, but that would be boring. You can read all about that here if you want!

Today, all I want to focus on is how I personally use coconut oil. I've only started using it recently, but I've already noticed an improvement in my skin and hair!

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Facial moisturizer

Studies have shown that coconut oil helps with acne prone skin, and I can definitely attest to that. I've always had acne prone skin and it's been a struggle to keep it clear, mostly because one of my worst nervous habits is picking at my face. And as someone with major anxiety problems, you can imagine how bad it can be.

I've been applying a small amount of coconut oil to my face for about a week now and already, my face feels more moisturized and my acne has settled down a bit.

Soothing bath

I LOVE taking baths on a regular basis. They're relaxing, luxurious, and the perfect end to any stressful day. I love a good detox bath and I have a variety of beauty recipes I like to indulge in while taking a hot bath.

Recently, I added a touch of coconut oil to my bath and it was incredibly skin-softening and soothing. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try next time you need to wind down with a bath! Just make sure you heat it up first to liquefy it.

Body moisturizer

Because I take baths so often, my skin tends to get dried out easily so I have to make sure to moisturize heavily after a bath.

I usually just use a body butter all over, but what I've been doing recently is adding a chunk of coconut oil to my body butter and applying it all over my body. I don't bother heating it up to liquefy  the oil, because the heat of my hands is enough to mix it in with the moisturizer.

It intensifies the moisture for the skin and is the best way to finish off a great bath!

Hair mask

I like to treat my hair to a nice mask at least once a week to undo the damage done from using any heat tools during the week (although I do try to go easy on how often I use them). I try a variety of masks, but lately a hot oil treatment has been my favorite.

I heat up a small bowl of coconut oil, drench my hair in it, and cover it. I go to sleep, and when I wake up in the morning I wash and rinse it in cold water and let my hair air dry.

It makes my hair super shiny, soft and manageable. (I know I sound like a Pantene commercial, but seriously!)

Makeup remover

I usually like removing my makeup with wipes, but they can get kind of expensive when you consistently purchase them. What I realized, though, is that coconut oil is a great way to remove your eye makeup!

I've used baby oil in the past to remove my makeup, but for some reason it feels almost too oily to me.

I use a small dab of coconut oil (a dab is all you need, trust me!), rub around my eyes gently with it, and rinse off with water and a washcloth. It removes everything and gets every little bit of mascara off your lashes.

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If you've recently gotten into using coconut oil, I hope this post helps you out! 

How do you use coconut oil? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. coconut oil sounds amazing- going to have to get my hands on some x

    1. You totally should! Try out an organic, virgin kind - it's the best for your skin! Thanks for reading!

  2. I love this post! I'm always looking for more uses for my coconut oil! I will definitely be taking a bath with it ; )



    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'll probably make another updated version of this with even more uses!

  3. This is so helpful, never knew it had so many uses! Thanks for sharing! :D

    1. Thanks for reading! Expect another post soon with even more uses!

  4. I've recetly gotten i to using coconut oil for just about everything lately. From my infant's eczema to my after shower all over body moisturizer to adding it un my green juice mixes lol. Totally in love with it!

    1. I hadn't thought about adding it to green juice mixes! I bet it's good though, and great for you! Thanks for sharing!