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10 Clever Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Natasha Smith
25 June 2014
10 Clever Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil
10 beauty uses for coconut oil

When it comes to multi-tasking beauty products, coconut oil is by far one of the best around. An organic beauty staple it has a plethora of beauty uses from softening skin, de-frizzing hair and removing make-up. Not only is it natural so doesn't contain a host of unwanted nasty chemicals, it's affordable too at less than £10 a jar. Not sure how to use your unrefined organic coconut oil, start with these 10 game changing beauty uses.

Make-Up Remover

Coconut oil makes an excellent make-up remover. Apply directly to your face as an oil cleanser to melt away even stubborn waterproof mascara. Wipe away the excess oil with a warm flannel or cotton pad before completing your skincare routine.

Make-Up Brushes

Cleaning make-up brushes should be a regular ritual. You don't have to spend out on costly cleaning solutions. Mix two parts anti-bacterial soap with one part coconut oil and massage into brushes before rinsing with fresh water. The coconut oil will break down make-up and condition brushes.

DIY Body Scrub

Coconut oil is a great basis for a DIY scrub. Mix a couple of tablespoons of oil with some coarse sugar or salt to create a simple scrub. The salts will banish dead surface skin cells and the oil will leave skin feeling super soft for the rest of the day.

Lip Balm

Treat dry, chapped lips with a slick of coconut oil. It's semi-solid at room temperature, making it ideal for on the go reapplication. Scoop a spoonful into a lip balm tub and smooth over lips as necessary throughout the day,

Body Oil

Summer can leave skin feeling dry and uncomfortable. Slather on coconut oil after showering to seal in moisture and deeply hydrate your skin. Use in place of your regular body oil or moisturiser. It's great for softening super dry patches like knees, feet and elbows.

Deep Conditioner

Treat dry, frazzled hair with a DIY conditioning treatment. Apply to dry hair and leave for an hour before shampooing and conditioning as usual. Alternatively, apply and leave it overnight for a super-rich treatment for seriously parched strands.

Cuticle Treatment

Care for neglected cuticles and apply a dab of coconut oil around the base of your nails. It will soften and condition cuticles, helping your manicure to last longer.

Shaving Oil

Shaving foams can dry out your skin but oils are much more nourishing. Use as a balm and apply to damp legs pre-shaving. Not only does it give a close shave but it leaves legs feeling smooth and supple all day long.

Dry Scalp Treatment

Suffering with a dry, flaky scalp? Massage a couple of drops of coconut oil into the scalp at night before bed. It will act as an intensive overnight treatment helping to soothe itching and hydrate the scalp.


Apply a small amount coconut oil to hair to tame frizzies and add shine. Use in place of your regular serum or hair oil as a finish touch to blow-dried hair.

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