Tuesday, July 8

- Uses of Coconut Oil you should all know...

Over the past few months, more and more people seem to have taken an interest in coconut oil. As well as having amazing health benefits such as stress relief, advantages to the immune system, heart, and cholesterol levels, and improved dental and bone strength, it also has many hair and skin care benefits. For me, coconut oil is a cupboard essential and it really shouldn’t be neglected. For this post i’ve listed just a few of it’s many uses...

Hair care
- Coconut oil adds shine to hair and provides proteins which nourish and heal damage. It can be used as a deep conditioner by applying a small, heated amount before your usual shampoo and conditioning routine.
- Alternatively, it can be applied afterwards for a leave in conditioning treatment, simply wash it out after an hour or so.
- A further use is to tame frizz, this can be done by rubbing a tiny amount between your fingers and smooth into hair after styling it.
- Lastly, it can be used to rid your scalp of dandruff, simply massage coconut oil on the area. This also keeps lice and lice eggs at bay!

Skin Care
- Coconut oil is an effective moisturiser on all types of skin and can also delay the appearance of wrinkles due to it’s antioxidant properties. Mix some with brown sugar for an effective exfoliator. This works great on chapped lips too!
- It’s also great to use as a body oil. After showering, rub the oil onto wet skin for it to be fully nourished and moisturised!
- Forget buying shaving foam. Use this as a balm for a closer shave and softer results due to it’s nourishing properties.
- Lastly, coconut oil is a great makeup remover! Apply directly to your face and watch your makeup dissolve. Also, try using it with soap to clean makeup brushes.

Have you tried coconut oil? What do you use it for?

33 comments:

  1. My only problem with it (for hair use) is the scent... a little icky :P

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  2. I use coconut oil for my hair too :) thanks for sharing :)

    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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  3. I love using coconut oil for my hair, it makes it so soft :)
    xx
    Mia

    http://ssenescence.blogspot.com/

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  4. Have you ever tried just eating Coconut Oil as is?
    My sister is a nutritionist and told me to eat a tablespoon full just straight coconut oil before bed. Its suppose to be amazing for your teeth and digestion and blood.
    Its an interesting texture.
    Love the stuff though and definitely use it as a makeup remover and hair mask!
    Kelsey x

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  5. Thank you for these uses! c: I use coconut oil as a lotion, and a mask for my hair. Sometimes I actually eat it, too for digestion purposes.
    --Kiyomi xx
    www.kokorosasa.blogspot.com

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  6. Great tips thx for sharing. Nope haven't used coconut oil yet, will have to give it a go. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
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    Lenya
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  7. I love coconut oil, it also has some sun protection in it so makes a good tanning oil!
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    Xo, Dani

    www.theloveoflipstick.blogspot.com

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  8. I bought some coconut oil today so this post is very helpful! I can't believe how many uses it has. Such a super product! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  9. This sounds really good! Amazing review! =D
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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  10. yay coconut oil!!! i love using it for scrubs!! leaves your skin so unrealistically soft!

    xx
    themstudio13.com

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  11. I cook with coconut oil but never thought to use it as a beauty product! Definitely going to give it a go, great post!

    Joey | www.asecretshopaholic.com

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  12. I use coconut oil on my hair and have seen a massive difference ever since :)
    Sensitive Epidermis | Rainbow
    xxx

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  13. I love coconut for my hair
    And body cream as well
    I feel like is part of the Summer :)
    xoxo
    http://stunningchic.com/

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  14. I use coconut oil as a makeup remover :) xx

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  15. Coconut is so useful for many things, it does wonders for dry hair and best of all it smells yummy Lucy x

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  16. I never knew coconut oil had so many purposes, great post!
    P.S. I nominated you for a Liebster Award here.

    Elesaurus

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  17. Such a useful post - thank you.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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  18. aww wow i never thought of using coconut oil but looks like it has so many uses!

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  20. I love coconut oil, I must try it in my hair.

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  22. Ahh. lovee coconut oil!

    xx
    Sharena
    http://fashionofanovice.blogspot.com

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  24. I absolutely love coconut oil, I've been using it to repair my hair for years now! And I use it during winter as a moisturiser, as I find it a little heavy during summer. It's the best oil ever!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  25. Ive just bought some coconut oil as well! Love this post, I know now more great things to do with it!
    xxx
    http://www.jenems.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Never used it for my hair! May try it :)

    throughchloeslens.blogspot.co.uk x

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  27. Loveeeee coconut oil for my hair! helps so much with keeping it healthy and giving it shine!
    will definitely be giving it a go on my skin too after reading this! also love it for cooking heard its the healthiest oil out of them all to cook with:)

    http://dollybirdglamxo.blogspot.co.uk/ ♥

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