How to Introduce Coconut in Your Beauty Routine

I have always known that coconut oil is incredibly good for you to cook with but I never knew how good it was within the beauty world! I have always seen people talk about coconut oil but I had no idea how to use it for beauty benefits but I have been putting it to the test and I have become obsessed with coconut oil - why didn't I use it sooner?!
How to Introduce Coconut in Your Beauty Routine

I never knew just how many ways you can use coconut oil when it comes to skin, hair and body. I have been using it so many different ways to see which works best and I have some favourite uses already! If you are going to use coconut oil for beauty purposes, make sure that it is 100% raw and extra virgin for the best results - it doesn't really matter which brand you go for as they are all the same but I have been enjoying using both the Vita Coco and Coconut Merchant Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Depending on how much I need, I will take a teaspoon and scoop out a small amount, this makes it much easier to get out of the jar.

Coconut Oil is great to use as a deep conditioner or as a masque for your hair, it will make it super soft and smooth. I like to use it as a masque on my hair once a week to help keep my hair soft on the ends as it gets pretty dry from heat damage. While it is good for dry hair it is even better for dry skin! You can use this where ever you have dry patches and it will hydrate the areas making your skin feel softer than ever! If you suffer from dry skin on the face coconut oil would be great to use as an overnight treatment to lock in extra hydration. 

My favourite uses of coconut oil are as an eye makeup remover and as a bath oil. I tend to wear a lot of eye makeup, especially mascara as I like long thick lashes so I always apply quite a few coats of mascara. Even the best makeup removers can't remove my mascara like coconut oil does! I take a tiny amount of coconut oil and warm it between my hands before applying to the eyes and my eye makeup melts off wiithin seconds! I take a teaspoon or so and run it under hot water and use it as a bath oil. This is incredible if you suffer from dry skin as it is so softening and hydrating on the skin. It's so much cheaper than a product you would buy at LUSH and it much more effective. 

Other ways you can use coconut oil other than in cooking are for oil pulling to whiten your teeth, as a cuticle oil, a makeup brush cleaner (I can't wait to try this one!), lip balm, breath freshener and even as a body scrub if you mix it with some coarse salt or sugar! How do you like to use coconut oil?

You can buy coconut oil at Holland and Barrett - HERE

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22 comments

  1. Definitely going to be picking up a jar of coconut oil!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I think I am probably the only person left who has not tried coconut oil. I am very interested in trying it as have heard such amazing things. I am sold on the eye make up remover everything else is an added bonus x

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  3. I use coconut oil for cooking every single day and have recently tried it as a deep conditioner for my hair. I absolutely love it, I can't believe it took me so long to try it on my hair!

    Ami | perksofbeingami

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  4. I've been thinking about adding coconut oil to my routine so thank you so much for this - I will have to give it a try :)

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  5. Ive been meaning to pick up a tub of coconut oil for ages now! I won some satchets that I was using for oil pulling but they are so expensive and there are so many more things you can do with it when you have a tub full!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  6. I have a jar of coconut oil in the cupboard, so I may try out some of these tips. I especially like the idea of using it as a hair mask, as my hair is so dry lately.

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  7. I really want to start using this on my hair.. It's meant to help with growth and my hair has finally started growing, so anything to help it grow even more! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  8. Literally love this blog post, i never knew you could use it as a bath oil. I have such dry skin so will be doing this tonight! Thanks for all the great tips! xo

    Jessica Ann ♥

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  9. I am a HUGE fan of coconut oil.
    I use it mainly as a hair mask for me, but I do a lot of cooking with it as well as using on burns (Seems to help with them)
    I also use it to make my own home face masks using oats and coconut oil with a few secret ingredients ;)

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  10. I love using coconut oil in my beauty routine, Ive been using it for over 6 months now and I couldnt go without it now.

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love coconut oil. I have used these products before.

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  12. I use coconut oil for my hair, but now I got to try it on my skin, especially my feet because they get terribly dry. Thank you so much for the amazing tips!

    FizzySun

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  13. I'm very new to coconut oil but loved using it last week when we went away for the weekend. Could use it as make up remover and moisturiser and lip balm cutting down on the bottles I needed to take with me. Interested to see how it fares on feet too.

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  14. I use it on my hair regularly but haven't tried it as an eye makeup remover! Love that idea! Thank you x

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  15. There is so much to love about coconut oil! When it doubt, use coconut oil :) Whenever I'm in a pinch I use it to take off my makeup, as a hair mask, on dry spots, with sugar as a lip scrub, and so much more.
    www.MARINASAYS.com

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  16. Wow i didn't realise it was such a versatile product.

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  17. I absolutely love the smell of coconut, but have yet to even try coconut oil. I have read quite a lot about all its different uses and benefits, so I really should give it a go!

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  18. Adore the smell of coconut so definitely going to invest in some oil, didn't realise its many benefits xxx Thanks x

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  19. I can firmly agree that coconut does a lot for our beauty necessities. I am only using coconut oil for hair as of the moment. I came from a tropical country so my parents have been a big supporter for the benefits of cooconut trees, from its stem until the fruits. Hehe.

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  20. I use it on dry hair ends and on my lips if I have run out of Dr Lipp x

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  21. I have two pots of this in my cupboard and had no idea what to do with it so thank you

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  22. Wow, definitely wanting to try some out now! And thanks for the tip about making sure it's extra virgin and 100% raw or I probably would buy the wrong one!

    Paris x
    http://lifeinflorals.blogspot.co.uk/

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