November 25, 2015
10 ways to use coconut oil

I have been a coconut oil fan for quite some time now. First, I started using it in the kitchen by switching my usual olive oil or grape seed oil with a coconut oil. It was a real change, but nowadays I prefer to use it in my beauty routine because it’s a great substitute for most moisturizers. Here are 10 ways to use coconut oil in your beauty routine.

Lip Balm

Oil from Coconut is a great moisturizer, and it works miracles on your chapped lips. I would recommend placing some in a small container and carrying it in your purse.

Body Scrub

I hope this one is a surprise to you, as it was to me. You can easily make a homemade coconut body scrub if you mix 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of sugar.

Shaving Cream

Rub a small amount of coconut oil on your legs, then proceed with shaving. You’ll notice that it works just like you regular shaving cream.

Makeup Remover

Coconut oil is surprisingly good at removing makeup, including waterproof mascara. Use a cotton pad to apply it and gently remove the makeup from your face.


Another great use is using it as a light moisturizer or body lotion. You can apply it directly on your dry skin, and you’ll notice that it sinks in quite quickly.

Massage Oil

Warm up coconut oil in the microwave then add a few drops of lavender or tea tree oil and use a massage oil.

Cuticle Softener

Another great use for this oil is using it as a cuticle softener. Apply it on your cuticles and leave for a couple of minutes to let the oil to sink in.

 Anti-dandruff treatment

Massage coconut oil into the roots, add a couple of lemon drops and let it stay for one hour.


Apply it on your cheekbones, under your eyebrows and the top of your upper lip, all the places where the light will hit your skin. Apply it after makeup or after moisturizing your skin.

Anti-Frizz Solution

Yes!! A natural anti-frizz solution for your hair. It gives it a healthy shine and moisture. Rub coconut oil between your hands and apply on the frizzy parts of your hair. Don’t put too much, because this will make your hair oily and greasy.

Do you use coconut oil in your beauty routine?

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  • Jenessa Sheffield

    awesome post!

  • Olivia Muller

    I definitely want to try out some of these!! Love your blog


    Miss Olivia Says

    • Thank you. Let me know which way you like using coconut oil the most.

  • Dara

    Fun ideas, I cook with coconut oil but I love the idea of using it as a lip balm.

    • I love using it as a lip balm. 🙂

  • Hanna

    Great tips thanks for sharing –Hanna Lei

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    • I’m glad you liked them. Thanks for stopping by!

  • natalie

    wow never knew coconut oil had so many uses!



    • It’s been one of my favorite oils because of its many uses. Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

  • Michèle

    such cool ways to use coconut oil

  • Adaleta Avdic

    YES! I’m so glad you wrote this post. I’ve been looking for a post about ways to use coconut oil because I bought a BIGASS jar of it for dandruff and now I don’t need it! xx,

    • I’m so glad you liked the post. 🙂 You can use it so many ways and I personally love using it as a hair masque before shower. Just apply to your hair and let it sit there for 30-60min, it makes your hair really soft and shiny after.

  • I didn’t know it could be used for so much! I’ll have to go get some!

    • Let me know how you like using it 🙂

  • Great tips! I really love using coconut oil ♥

  • vanessa
  • Lauren Farrell

    These are such amazing tips are reach far beyond my traditional route of moisturizing and cooking! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Rasa Virviciute

    Great tips, I’m always looking for more ways to use it. xo

  • Great post. I love coconut oil because it is so versatile.. xoxo Vanessa

  • Emily

    Great post! I love coconut oil and now I have a few more ways to use it.


  • i’ve been thinking about trying coconut oil for a while now and this post has managed to convince me even more into trying it!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    imaan |

  • Dara

    I love coconut oil! I recently started using it and it is just fantastic! Kind of crazy how it can be used for SO many different things! XO

  • I agree with all of these points… especially with coconut oil as an anti-dandruff treatment. After graduating from college, I was suffering a lot of dandruff (seriously, out of nowhere) and it took a couple of years for me to discover that coconut oil would do the trick.