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Benefits of coconut oil in natural beauty products

Date Posted:24 March 2023 

Coconut oil is incredibly versatile, with the health benefits extending far beyond that of good nutrition. Being a natural anti bacterial and anti fungal, coconut oil is often used in natural dental care products to help reduce bad bacteria and improve oral health. As a saturated fat containing medium chain fatty acids, the hydrating oils found in coconut are also incredibly nourishing to the skin and hair.


Coconut oil is a natural vegetable oil that comes from coconuts. It can be used in food, cosmetics, and beauty products. Coconut oil has many uses and benefits, including its ability to moisturise skin and hair and make it softer.

It can be used in skin care products such as soap, lotion, and body butter to help keep your skin moisturised. Coconut oil makeup remover is a great way to take off your makeup without irritating your eyes or drying out your skin. You can also use coconut oil to make homemade lip balm or lotion bars by adding essential oils like peppermint or lavender for extra benefits like helping acne breakouts or calming sensitive skin down after shaving legs with razors that cause irritation due to ingrown hairs.



Coconut oil for skin

Coconut oil is good for skin! It’s one of the most versatile natural ingredients, and it can be used as a moisturiser, cleanser, makeup remover, hair mask, cuticle balm and more. And it has amazing benefits for your skin. Here are just a few reasons why you should be using coconut oil in your beauty routine:

  • Coconut oil is great at hydrating your skin. It's full of healthy fats that help keep the moisture locked in.
  • Coconut oil has anti inflammatory properties and can help with eczema and dry skin conditions like psoriasis.
  • Coconut oil is antibacterial and antimicrobial, so it's great for blemishes.
  • Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants called lauric acid and capric acid which fight free radicals that cause premature aging. That means less wrinkles!
  • Coconut oil can even help prevent stretch marks during pregnancy or weight gain from exercise or dieting by keeping your skin hydrated and supple!

Used on its own, coconut oil will need a little assistance in order to penetrate the dermal layer and hydrate the skin, such as applying a light natural lotion to the skin first. Better yet, look for a natural body lotion containing coconut oil, such as Eco by Sonya coconut oil eczema lotion. This way the product will absorb into the skin thoroughly and provide all the hydrating benefits from coconut.

If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for a natural face wipes, baby wipes and body wipes containing coconut oil, as this will help to nourish and protect the skin. 

Customers like Kelapa Organics coconut oil moisturiser as its packet with pure, cold pressed coconut oil as well as easily absorbed and lightweight argan oil and antioxidant rosehip oil. To ensure the oil is absorbed into the skin, make sure you spritz your face with some toner or water before applying the oil. Having the moisture on the skin will help the oil penetrate your skin cells, rather than just sitting on top (which can clog pores and create blemishes).



Coconut oil for hair

Coconut oil is a popular hair care ingredient that has many benefits. It can be used as a deep conditioning treatment, a moisturiser, and even as a detangler! Here are some reasons why coconut oil is good for hair:

  • Coconut oil helps keep your scalp healthy. It contains lauric acid, which is known to kill bacteria and fungi that can cause dandruff and other scalp issues.
  • It protects your hair from heat damage. When you use coconut oil as a pre wash conditioner or after wash oil treatment, it helps protect your hair from getting fried by hot tools like blow dryers and flat irons.
  • It provides shine to dull hair by helping restore its natural oils and shine without weighing down your strands like other products might tend to do so often do (especially those made with silicone).
  • It strengthens weak strands that break easily thanks to their low protein content (which means they don't have enough keratin in them).

Coconut oil is a fantastic hydrator for dry or damaged hair, however, if you have ever attempted to apply pure coconut oil directly onto your hair, you would have most likely found it left your hair looking greasy. Coconut oil hydrating conditioners, however, are a brilliant natural remedy for tired hair.

For extra repair, use a coconut hair treatment along with a coconut oil shampoo. This is particularly important during summer months, as sun and salt water from the ocean can have extremely damaging effects to the hair, leaving it dry and brittle. Regularly using a coconut hair treatment will help to reduce the damage and improve texture and shine. 



Coconut oil for teeth

Coconut oil has long been known to have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. It is also a common ingredient in many skin care products. Now it is being used in dental products!

Coconut oil can be used as a protective layer on the teeth and gums to keep them strong and healthy. It has antibacterial properties that help fight against plaque build up and prevent cavities.

Coconut oil is a great alternative to fluoride for those who are sensitive to that ingredient. It has been shown to be effective in removing plaque and reducing the risk of tooth decay.

You can use coconut oil as a toothpaste or as a mouthwash. If you choose to use it as a toothpaste you can simply brush with it as you would any other toothpaste. If you'd rather try it as a mouthwash, mix 1 teaspoon of coconut oil with 1 cup of warm water and gargle for 10-15 seconds before brushing your teeth. Or you can simply buy a coconut oil toothpaste to detoxify, clean and polish your teeth.

Coconut oil mouthwash naturally rids bad bacteria which contribute to bad breath and poor oral health. If you can't get your hands on a coconut oil mouth rinse, you can practice gargling with pure coconut oil. Simply spoon some organic coconut oil into your mouth and swish around until it becomes a liquid. Otherwise you can try Keeko Morning Mint Oil Pulling Sachets. Gargling will help to clear out bacteria in the back of the throat while swishing the oil around in the mouth can assist in oil pulling. Activated coconut charcoal teeth whitening has become popular recently, due to the plaque removing properties of charcoal and the anti bacterial effect of coconut oil toothpaste. You can even try making your own by mixing a little coconut oil, activated charcoal and organic peppermint oil for a fresh taste.  



Coconut oil in scrubs and lotions

Coconut oil is a fantastic ingredient for making scrubs and lotions. It's got a natural ability to absorb into the skin, which means it's great for moisturising. It also absorbs quickly, so you don't have to wait long before getting back to your day.

Coconut oil is also antibacterial, which means it can help keep your skin healthy by preventing bacteria from entering it and causing infection or breakouts.

And finally, coconut oil has a pleasant smell that blends well with other ingredients in your lotion or scrub - it doesn't overpower them or compete with them.

A coconut body scrub is a perfect way to soften the skin while deeply hydrating. Sassy Organics' absolute favourite and best seller includes Eco by Sonya Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub. This beautiful organic and vegan body scrub also contains pink Himalayan salt and lemongrass - ultimately providing you with best tropical bathing experience.

If you prefer coffee over pink Himalayan salt, then Butt Naked coffee and coconut oil body scub is for you. Follow with a coconut oil body lotion or coconut oil for body for an extra nourishing effect. In fact, why not go the whole hog and use a coconut body wash too? The aroma will take you back to summer days, which can be a lift during the drab winter months. 



Coconut oil as a massage

Coconut oil massage is an excellent way to get rid of your muscle pain and stiffness.

Coconut oil is great for the skin because it is full of antioxidants and has anti inflammatory properties. It also helps to increase blood flow, which helps with circulation.

Coconut oil massage helps to reduce stress, anxiety and depression by reducing cortisol levels in the body. This helps to reduce cravings and improve moods. It also improves sleep quality by reducing insomnia and awakening too early in the morning.

If you want to know how to use coconut oil for massage, then you should follow these steps:

  1. Mix coconut oil with other essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary or mint.
  2. Apply the mixture on your legs, arms and neck with your fingertips or a brush.
  3. Massage gently until you feel warm sensations all over your body (about 5 minutes).


Final thoughts

Coconut oil is a natural, affordable beauty product that can be used on its own or added to other products to improve their performance. It's not just for cooking: coconut oil is an effective moisturiser and cleanser that can help get rid of acne, dry skin, and blemishes.

Whether you choose to use it alone or add it to your favourite products, coconut oil is a great way to keep your skin healthy while saving time and money on expensive beauty products!