Coconut Oil (and it’s many uses)

Dec. 31 -2015-

It’s me again! 

I love, love, love coconut oil! I use it daily on myself, on my daughter… even my husband when he’s not paying attention! Coconut oil has many practical applications that don’t relate in anyway, shape or form to eating it!


This is the brand I use, you can easily get it at Trader Joe’s!
Hair Mask – I do this at least every other week. Mostly because I don’t have time to do it every week. I put it in my hair the night before I am going to wash it. I just cover my whole head (and I have really thick hair, so it takes a lot!) from ends to roots while my hair is dry, and then put it in a bun. My hair is usually pretty sticky from the oil so I don’t usually need  hair tie or anything like that. I cover it with a shower cap before I go to bed. In the morning I will wash my hair, it does take two shampoo “cycles” to get all the oil out. My hair does feel a bit sticky afterwards until the next time I wash it, but as my stylist can tell you I have crazy healthy hair and I blow dry my hair all the time and color it and use a straightener on it and a curling iron…

Dry Skin Treatment – This is ideally done after a shower because your skin will be at it’s prime to absorb product. I have Keratosis Pilaris (chicken bumps) on the backs of my arms and on my legs. I have been using coconut oil to help with this and it really works! My skin is soft and smooth! I also use it on my heels, elbows, or really any area that my skin is dry.

Face Treatment – I am not really sure what to call this… So, I will just explain what I do! I will remove my makeup at night, wash my face and then I will put about a quarter sized amount of coconut oil on a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face, like I would a toner. A. The amount of makeup this will pick up is RIDICULOUS! I use the Clarisonic to wash my face at night and the coconut oil still picks up residual makeup! B. The next morning my face is so soft and smooth and hydrated! This treatment is especially effective in the winter when everything dries out.

Cuticle Oil- I love using coconut oil for my DIY manis/pedis. I get a small amount and rub it into my cuticles as part of my mani/pedi process, I will also do this whenever my cuticles start to look a little raggedy but I don’t feel like redoing my entire mani!

Blisters – By now I’m sure you’re thinking ‘Ok! I get it, coconut oil is magical… you use it for everything.’ And it’s true, I practically do! But really, you know those horrible blisters after breaking in a new pair of shoes? Coconut oil is the best for those! Instead of taking days to heal, using coconut oil cuts the healing time in half. I’m not even kidding. 

Those are my main uses of coconut oil! AH-mazing! Are there any uses that I skipped that you love? Have you tried any of these? 

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