7 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

We’ve all heard about how great coconut oil can be for you. It moisturizes your skin, promotes hair growth, decreases migraines, and helps with digestion, but how do you use coconut oil? In this list, I cover most of the beauty uses for coconut oil. I have personally tried all of them, and regularly use a few of them.

7 Beauty uses for coconut oil including coconut oil makeup remover, coconut oil moisturizer, coconut oil shaving cream, coconut oil teeth whitener, and more.7 Beauty uses for coconut oil including coconut oil makeup remover, coconut oil moisturizer, coconut oil shaving cream, coconut oil teeth whitener, and more.

7 Beauty uses for coconut oil including coconut oil makeup remover, coconut oil moisturizer, coconut oil shaving cream, coconut oil teeth whitener, and more.


Coconut oil is a fantastic makeup remover. Not only does it remove your favourite blackest waterproofiest mascara, but it also does worlds for your skin. Coconut oil is filled with good stuff like fats, vitamin E, and antioxidants that moisturize your skin and prevent aging. It improves the growth and repair of your skin giving you a nice smooth appearance. Coconut oil improves the ph balance in your skin, fights acne, and oh it also helps eyelashes grow too!


Coconut oil moisturizes the deep layers of your skin, but it doesn’t work the same for all people. If you have very dehydrated skin you’ll need to mix it with water-based ingredients to give your skin the moisture it craves.


Given all of its moisturizing properties and smooth consistency, coconut oil works as a great shaving cream. Just smear it on your legs, shave as usual, and feel your nice smooth legs. Check out this Pinterest recipe for aloe coconut oil shaving cream.


Another way of taking advantage of coconut oil’s moisturizing properties is by using it to soften your cuticles. Rub it into your cuticles after you’re finished washing your face and you’ll soon notice softer cuticles and fingers.


Coconut oil and baking soda make a great whitening toothpaste. Coconut oil is antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial making it fantastic for cleaning your teeth. Mix coconut oil with baking soda to get those pearlies white. Just mix together and brush as usual.


The old practice of oil pulling pulls out the toxins in your body by swishing oil around in your mouth for twenty minutes. It is said to have countless benefits including: whitening teeth, improving dental health, clearing up skin, reducing migraines, improving sinuses, and improving PMS symptoms.


Work on your beauty from the inside out by mixing coconut oil in your cooking. You can use it to cook stir fry, make popcorn, or bake cookies.  In addition to being good for your skin, coconut oil is filled with good for you fatty acids that are broken down quickly for energy compared to other fats – in other words, the fat burns off easier than butter or other fats. Although it’s good in moderation, it’s said that it might not be all that it’s cracked up to be. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil hits your limit for the recommended daily dose of saturated fats. Although it is a great vegan alternative to animal-based fats like butter, it may not be the best choice to use every day.


There ya have it, 7 beauty uses for coconut oil. If you’d like to learn more about the fantastic benefits and uses of coconut oil you can check out this fantastic coconut oil post by the Cooking Detective.

My favourite way to use it is to use coconut oil as a makeup remover. I’ve noticed that my eyelashes are longer and stronger since I’ve started using it every day. What’s your favourite way to use it?

xo Jannine

By |2017-11-04T15:16:56+00:00May 25th, 2016|Beauty, Beauty Tips, DIY, Stylish, Stylish Tips|14 Comments


  1. Marette @ Floradise May 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Love this! I recently bought coconut oil to explore its various uses. I’ve been using it first to cook and whiten my teeth.

    Floradise: http://www.maretteflora.com

    • Jannine May 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Oh nice, that’s a great way to start with coconut oil. My favourite way to use it is as a makeup remover, it really works great.

  2. Shelby Howell May 26, 2016 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Coconut oil is gold, I swear. I use it for all these things but I recently tried oil pulling after getting over my fear of it being gross; I love it! I think everyone should be more aware of all the amazing benefits of coconut oil so I’m loving this post! 🙂

    • Jannine May 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      You’re so right, coconut oil is amazing! I almost feel like it’s my duty to pass along the word of how beneficial it can be, lol

  3. Emily @ Em Writes May 26, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

    I use coconut oil to treat sunburn. I take a shower and lather in on before bed. The next day, I wake up with significantly less redness and pain! I’ve also heard of people using it as a hair mask.

    • Jannine May 26, 2016 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      I haven’t heard of it treating sunburn before, that’s such a neat idea! Hair masks can be another good one, but like using it as a moisturizer it doesn’t work for everyone, and I just so happen to be one of those unlucky people that it doesn’t work for, but I have heard of many people who swear by it 🙂

  4. Dylan Cutler June 3, 2016 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I use it on my scalp and ends of my hair before bed! It helps with super dry hair like mine 🙂

    • Jannine June 4, 2016 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      That’s a great way of using it too! Coconut oil has so many great uses 🙂

  5. Yvonne June 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Great post. Coconut oil is holygrail.

    • Jannine June 6, 2016 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks Yvonne. It sure is my holy grail!

  6. BlushandPearlsBlog August 9, 2016 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I just bought some coconut oil to use as a makeup remover – any tips? I’m just worried when I remove it, it might clog my pipes – do you remove it with a cotton pad or by rinsing with a cloth?

    • Jannine August 10, 2016 at 9:21 pm - Reply

      When I use it I grab a small handful (about the size of a couple pieces of chocolate) out with my hands and rub it all over my face and gently go over my eyelashes to get every bit of mascara. I remove it with warm water and a cloth, then I cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize 🙂 Let me know what you think of it!
      xo Jannine

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