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Coconut Oil & Its Many Uses (beauty edition)


Two things. First of all, I know I am late on the hype here and secondly, I know what you're thinking. "Another blog post about coconut oil! Really?!" Before you roll your eyes at me, hear me out. I use to be one of those people who didnt understand the obsession with coconut oil. 
My youngest sister has been nagging me to start using coconut oil for months now. She swears by using it to make her hair shiny & healthy and her hair looks amazing! And now I get the hype..finally!

Coconut oil & beauty 
There are a gazillion ways to use coconut oil in your beauty routine. The list is pretty much never-ending! 
-Sunburn relief
-Lip balm
-eye cream
-hair oil
-teeth whitening
-makeup remover
-frizz taimer 
-face & body moisturiser
-shaving oil
-cuticle oil
-fade scarring
-help eczema
-helps with hair growth
-strengthens eyelashes
-repairs split ends & dry hair
-razor burn

What I use it for
I know everyone has different preferences for the use of coconut oil. I personally use it as a face moisturiser when my skin is really dry & on my legs after I've just shaved. It stops the irritation after shaving that I'm really prone to & without burning. Heres a great recipe for a homemade shave scrub. I have also used it for oil pulling. Im sure you all have heard the hype around oil pulling & all of its benefits, especially if you're on facebook. I personally have only tried it twice and it was ok. I didnt notice a huge difference in my teeth whiteness or anything like that but my mouth did feel very clean. Just make sure you spit the oil down the toilet or in the bin because over time you'll block your drain and thats no bueno! 

Makeup remover
Another great use for coconut oil is using it to remove makeup. I have been playing about with it for a while trying to find the best way to do this. I know a lot of people just rub it on their skin and rinse with water. But I find it really difficult to do it this way. I always end up with a thick layer of oil on my skin and I hate it. So what I do is rub the coconut oil on my face to breakdown my makeup & then I take a makeup wipe or a cotton wool pad and wipe it away. And the I rinse my face. This is the best way to remove your makeup in my opinion. It gets rid of everything & my skin has never felt softer. (Thank you Patrick Star for this tip) 

Hair growth
I have pretty fine & damaged hair so using coconut oil is essential for me and I am trying to grow my hair out a few inches. So I coat my hair in the oil the night before I plan on washing my hair. This is a great way to treat your hair for split ends, dryness & damage. My hair is so soft now, you wouldn't be able to tell that I bleach it by touching it. My hair has started to grow a little quicker which is great because my hair usually takes ages to grow! My sisters hair has been growing at a really fast rate! Just make sure you wash it out properly in the morning. Healthy hair-long hair!

Cammies video
It wasnt until after I watched the beautiful Cammie's video all about the different uses for coconut oil that I actually started using it in my daily routine. She goes into great detail on the different uses & benefits. I really recommend watching her video. She also has a video on her channel about how she used the coconut oil cleansing method to stop her acne.




Do you use coconut oil? I'd love to know what you use it for because there are so many different uses.

Love, Becca x

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19 comments

  1. I literally just posted about how to use coconut oil like a few hours ago haha! I love it, it can be used in so many brilliant ways and it's all natural too :) Using coconut oil as a hair treatment is my personal favourite though!

    www.saarasofia.com

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    1. Haha! I'll definitely be reading your post then. X

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  2. I love coconut oil! I used to be a swimmer so I'd put it in my hair before going in the pool to protect it from chlorine. I also like to let it soak into my lips before I apply lipstick and I put it on my cuticles. I've never thought about removing make-up with it, what a great tip! x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. It works great as a makeup remover. Im sure you'll love it! X

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  3. coconut oil is such a wonderful product! x

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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  4. I didn't know about sunburn relief or teeth whitening! Wow!

    Xoxo
    Serein
    https://sereinwu.com/

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    1. It works great as a teeth whitener. Ive never actually used it for sunburn relief but Im sure I'll be able to test it out this summer. Haha x

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  5. I love coconut oil! I cook with it all the time and use it in my hair!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ive only ever used it cooking once but I want to start using it more. X

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  6. definitely trying coconut oil for my hair later! This is very helpful. Thanks for sharing x

    Paper Hobbit | www.paperhobbit.blogspot.com

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  7. My boyfriend thinks it's crazy unbelievable that there are so many uses for coconut oil, LOL. Sometimes he "makes fun of me" teasingly, of course, because I'm always telling him to USE COCONUT OIL!!! It really solves a whole slew of problems. Never thought to put it on my legs after shaving, I will try it tonight. Thanks for the idea!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.unicornsteph.com

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    1. It really does solve everything! Haha!

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  8. I absolutely adore coconut oil, I think it's the answer to all of life's questions... haha not quite but it is amazing!
    I've actually got a similarishh post coming up about my love for coconut oil and I recently blogged about the palmer coconut oil family handcream which is amazing. I love using it to take my makeup off and for a nice glowy look under my moisturiser.
    Tenz
    www.shesabouthatlife.com
    xxx

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    1. It does solve quite a lot of lifes problems. Haha! I need to try that palmer cream, I love that brand x

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  9. I loved this post, I need to jump on the Coconut Oil bandwagon and see what the hype is all about!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. Yes you should jump on. Im sure you'll love it. Ive yet to find someone who doesnt like using it for at least one beauty thing x

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  10. Coconut oil is rich in more than 50% of lauric acid, a substance that only presents in milk and a few of foods in nature. Coconut oil is totally good for human body, it is the healthiest fat. essential oils for inflammation

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