Five Things I Use Coconut Oil For

I’ve got a lovely bunch of Coconuts. There they are, all standing in a row. Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head. I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist writing that, please let me know if you’ve ever heard that before. Anyway, I was a little late to the Coconut Oil bandwagon, but now that i’ve discovered all of it’s wonderful uses, I can’t stop using it, and I thought I would tell you five of the things I use it for.

  1. Shaving.

I came across the fact that you can use Coconut Oil for shaving purely by chance, and strangely, Coconut Oil actually works a lot better than a traditional shaving cream or gel. It also moisturises, and reduces nicks, so using Coconut Oil for shaving is a little like having a shaving oil, gel, cream, and post shave balm, all rolled into one. I’m not sure why it works so well, but it does, and i’ve actually stopped using my traditional shaving gel because it gives such amazing results.

2. Hair Mask.

This is the main reason I started using Coconut Oil in the first place, and ever since I have, my hair hasn’t looked or felt better. I read an article a couple of weeks ago about how leave in conditioners don’t actually make a difference, as they only effect the outer layer of your hair fibre, where as Coconut Oil actually targets the cells within the hair strand. I’m not sure if it’s true, as i’m not a scientist, all I know is my hair loves it, and i’m not going to argue with my own hair.

3. Bath Melt.

This was something else I discovered by chance, but if you drop in about a tea spoon of Coconut Oil when you’re running a bath, when you get out, you’ll have soft silky skin, and who doesn’t want soft, silky, moisturised skin?

4. Body Scrub.

I discovered this when I ran out of my favourite body scrub, but if you mix a couple of tablespoons of Coconut Oil, with a couple of tablespoons of Sugar or Salt, you create your own home made body scrub, and once you’ve mastered the right quantity of Coconut Oil and Sugar or Salt, you can then start being creative and adding different scents and oils to create something both you and your skin will love.

5. Cleanser.

I sometimes suffer from really dry skin, and even though Coconut Oil is extremely slippery, it does make for a nice moisturising cleanser, that as well as removing the days dirt and grime from my skin, leaves it feeling intensely moisturised.

A clear glass tub full of Coconut Oil, with a blue label, and a black lid.

A picture of the Neals Yard Remedies Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.

I usually use the Neals Yard Remedies Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, but you could use any Coconut Oil you like. The only thing I would say is make sure it’s pure Coconut Oil, as if you get one with something else mixed in, then it could cause some kind of skin reaction.

I use Coconut Oil for a lot more things, but I thought I would just tell you five of them.

I was sent the Coconut Oil I used in this post, but all thoughts, opinions, and general ramblings are my own.

What do you use Coconut Oil for? What’s your favourite brand of Coconut Oil? Please let me know down below.

Luke x

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  1. I love coconut oil, I use it mostly for cooking, it makes the most amazing roast potatoes, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. I do have a separate jar I use for moisturiser though, it’s amazing for dry skin.

    • lukesamsowden

      Cooking is one thing I haven’t tried using it for, as I’m afraid it will all taste of Coconut Oil.

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