Coconut oil is a type of fat that has many beauty uses.

Health advocates have acclaimed coconut oil as a chemical-free natural superfood. Thanks to its high fatty acid content and natural antibacterial properties, it can help you lose weight, live long, etc. But beyond all that, coconut oil has just as many beauty benefits as it does health. There are so many amazing beauty uses for coconut oil.

This post highlights 35 beauty uses for coconut oil.

  1. As Makeup Brush Cleaner. Yay! To clean your makeup brushes you can make a DIY cleanser mild liquid (preferably antibacterial) soap and coconut oil.

  2. Apply on your hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin.

  3. As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora

  4. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion.

  5. Can be used as a hair mask, hot oil treatment, or in homemade hair products like conditioners and shampoos.

  6. It also acts as sunblock.

  7. It can be used as deep conditioner. Simply apply to your hair, comb it, and cover in a shower cap overnight. In the morning, rinse with a gentle shampoo.

    Coconut oil deep conditioner

    Deep Conditioner with Coconut Oil

  8. It can help get rid of cellulite when used consistently on skin

  9. It can help improve sleep when taken daily and we know the role sleep lays in skin regeneration.

  10. It can serve as a completely natural baby lotion for you baby. You don’t need to worry about the names of chemicals you can’t pronounce.

  11. For nighttime beauty routine. Simply rub the oil in circular motions all over your face and neck, giving yourself a gentle massage as you go. When you’re done, wash off the residue with your gentle face wash or soap. Towel face dry.

  12. Coconut oil makes an excellent makeup remover on its own. Apply a few drops on a cotton ball. Gently wipe your make up away. Change cotton balls as soon as one gets too dirty. Wash your face with mild soap. Pay dry with a towel.

    coconut oil makeup remover

    Image from Dignity Coconuts

  13. Can help resolve acne when used regularly. Coconut oil can reduce inflammation and relieve itching when you apply it to affected areas.

  14. Can be used on skin to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy. Unless you’re embracing the beauty in your “stripes” as a part of your motherhood journey.

  15. Can be used as a massage oil. It’s slippery, skin-friendly, and moisturizing. What more do you need in a massage oil? Warm the coconut oil in the microwave and add a few drops of an essential oil, like lavender or peppermint, for a very soothing massage mix.

  16. It can serve as a naturally whitening toothpaste by itself or with baking soda,

  17. It can stimulate hair growth when massaged into the scalp daily

  18. It contains natural antioxidant which makes it great for reducing wrinkles and skin irritation.

  19. It makes a great anti-frizz treatment. Just rub around a decent amount on your palms. Apply from the root to the shaft of your hair. Brush for a renewed shine.

  20. It moisturizes and nourishes skin when used as a natural moisturizer. Simply use it as your go-to moisturizer. It not only smells amazing, but also leaves your skin feeling nourished and smooth.

  21. It promotes better healing. Coconut oil can reduce inflammation and relieve itching when you apply it to affected areas.

  22. To make a simple homemade soap. Just a combination of coconut oil with lye and water. The recipe can be found here

Homemade Coconut Oil Soap

  1. To help avoid chlorine exposure when swimming.

  2. Rub on the cuticles to moisturize it and to help nails grow

  3. Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows

  4. Regular application to hair can help minimize dandruff.

  5. Can be mixed with sea salt to remove dry skin on feet. The Coconut Mama has the recipe here.

    Pamper those Feet

  6. Its beneficial fats make for faster skin healing after injury or infection.

  7. To make natural homemade sunscreen recipes with other protective ingredients

  8. Use a small amount of coconut oil to dilute essential oils for use on skin

  9. Use for DIY lip scrub. A lot of commercial lip scrubs include coconut oil—but you can easily make your own using coconut oil, brown sugar, and honey for a super moisturizing (and delicious) DIY version. Simply play around with the measurements of each ingredient until you find a consistency you like. Gently use as an exfoliating treatment (wash off as you cleanse or use a damp cloth to remove) before bed to wake up with softer, plumper lips in the morning.


    Coconut Oil Sugar Lip Scrub

  10. Can be used as an anti-aging facial moisturizer.

  11. You can use it as homemade deodorant. It has natural antibacterial properties which makes it helpful in fighting odor. Use it alone or with baking soda as a natural deodorant.

  12. You can use it for DIY hair mask

  13. You could also apply directly on lips as a natural lip balm.

There you have it! 35 Beauty uses for coconut oil. Did you learn something new? Which do you use? Let us know in the comments below. We absolutely love to hear from you.