1.Skin Moisturizer – It absorbs quickly and does not leave skin greasy. At room temperature, coconut is a rather solid than liquid, but when it comes to contact with hands it melts immediately and it gets a very nice texture. Before going to bed, wash your face, and pat dry. Warm a dollop the size of a pea in your hands and rub in a circular motion into your face. Let sit for 5 minutes, and then wipe off what is still on the surface.
2. Wrinkle Reducer – For areas around eyes, dab just a touch around the eyes to help fight aging. Leave the oil overnight and wake up looking refreshed.
3. Natural Makeup Remover – Using a small dab of coconut oil will quickly remove eye makeup. Rub coconut oil gently onto the upper lids and lower lids in a circular motion. Wipe off with a warm cloth. It has benefits over commercial makeup removers, in that coconut oil will not irritate eyes, but to the contrary will help to hydrate around the eyes.
4. Lock in Moisture After Showers – After shower, apply coconut oil all over your body. Coconut oil will hydrate dry skin, and helps to soothe skin after shaving. Furthermore coconut oil has SPF and is a great protection against sun damage.
5. Homemade Toothpaste – Mix equal parts of coconut oil with baking soda then add a few drops of peppermint essential oil for homemade toothpaste, optionally just for freshness.
6. Lip Balm – Dry and chapped lips can occur in any season. Commercial lip balms are packed with unnatural ingredients, which is particularly concerning since we put them on our lips. The healing properties of coconut oil helps to nourish the lips, provides a touch of sun protection, and most importantly, is safe to consume.
Combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of beeswax, and 1 tablespoon of shea butter in a nonstick saucepan. Warm slowly until melted.
7. Personal Lubricant – Coconut oil is an effective personal lubricant. Unlike commercial preparations, its anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties help keep the vaginal flora healthy.
8. Natural Mouthwash – Mix equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda, and then add a few drops of peppermint essential oils. Use daily to help whiten teeth, improve gum health, and freshen your breath.
9. Natural Deodorant – Coconut oil’s natural antibacterial properties help to keep body odor at bay. It is an excellent deodorant on its own, or when combined into a paste with baking soda and essential oils.
10. Face Wash – Coconut oil can be used in natural face wash recipe to cleanse an moisturize. Mix with lavender oil, tea tree oil and raw honey for best results.
11. Cellulite Solution – To fight cellulite, mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 15 drops of grapefruit essential oil and massage firmly in circular motion into areas.
12. Soothing Shaving Cream – If razor burn, ingrown hairs, or other skin irritation is a problem after shaving, start using pure coconut oil as your shaving “cream”. Warm a dab in the palm of your hands and rub on your face, under arms, on the legs, or the bikini area and then shave. Rinse well, and pat dry.
13. Sunscreen – Coconut oil is a natural sunscreen and sunburn remedy. It is SPF 4, just enough to protect against sun damage. If you get too much sun, gently rub coconut oil into affected areas and it will promote healing, and soothe the pain.
14. Massage Oil – Coconut oil is a moisturizing and conditioning massage oil. Add a couple of drops of essential oil of your choice to stimulate mindful relaxation.
15. Insect repellent – Mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with a couple of drops of peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree oil to repel flies and mosquitos.
16. Anti-Fungal Cream – Due to its antibiotic capabilities, coconut oil can be used topically to treat athletes foot and skin fungus.
17. Nail Cuticle Oil – Apply coconut oil to your finger beds to reduce the risk of developing fungal infections and to make it easier to push back cuticles so your nails can naturally grow more quickly. If you go to manicure salons to get your nails done, you may be at risk for coming into contact with serious viruses and bacteria that often live on salon equipment, so coconut oil offers another layer or defense.
18. In-grown Hair Treatment – Rub areas where you frequently shave or are prone infection with coconut oil. The oil assists in softening skin so hair can easily grow through the follicle properly without becoming ingrown, plus it kills bacteria at the same time.
19. Natural Hair Conditioner – Using Coconut oil for hair conditioning has been used for thousands of years to strengthen and style hair. As a moisturizer, coconut oil can help strengthen hair while helping hair to retain moisture. Depending on the length and texture of your hair, you may need anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil as a conditioner. Warm in the palms of your hands, and starting at the ends, work the oil into the hair.
20. Homemade Exfoliator – Combine oil with organic coconut sugar or ground coffee beans to create a homemade facial or body scrub that will help remove dry skin. Do this twice weekly for smooth skin that is less likely to develop ingrown hairs, acne, blackheads, or other unwanted dullness.
21. Stretch Mark Remedy – Rub coconut oil all over the stomach during and after pregnancy to reduce unsightly stretch marks that occur when skin’s elasticity is compromised. The oil helps to fade dark marks, discoloration, and redness plus it hydrates the skin and allows it heal more quickly.
22. Shoe Shiner – Instead of buying a leather repair kit or bringing used shoes to a repair shop, try subbing some coconut oil on your leather boots or patent heels to give them shine, disguise blemishes, and make them look fresh and new again.
23. Furniture Polish – Use coconut oil on wood, granite counter tops, and metal surfaces to give your furniture and updates and clean, shiny look. At the same time this will help reduce dusk, cover up scratches, and clean your furniture and home surfaces too