Coconut Oil for Skin: The Beauty Benefits

Coconut oil can provide a fun, nutrient-packed way to help you take care of your skin.

Before applying to skin, please note that absorption may vary based on several factors, including skin texture and thickness. When applying, be sure not to apply too much to any area. This can allow it to settle to the surface of your skin, where it can be more easily rubbed on something that could eventually stain.

As a general rule of thumb, apply only as much as your body easily absorbs, and remember that a little goes a long way. So if your skin is too oily after applying Organic coconut oil, use less next time and save a little money.

For decades, people have been using it for a long list of beauty-related purposes, including (in alphabetical order):

  • Acne
  • Aging skin (naturally contains antioxidants, including vitamin E)
  • Body scrub (homemade recipe included below)
  • Cuticle softener
  • Deodorant
  • Eye cream
  • Face cleaner

  • Foot health
  • Lip balm (homemade recipe included below)
  • Make-up removal
  • Scalp massage
  • Shaving cream replacement

Hydration and moisturizing of the skin (elbows, hands, feet, eyes, face, neck)

In a body scrub, coconut oil can play the main role or it can be used as part of the supporting cast.

To make one of the easiest DIY body scrubs you'll find, simply combine equal parts coconut and sugar. Then mix these two ingredients with a spoon, until well mixed.

To increase the exfoliating and relaxing power of your body scrub, you can also try adding a few more ingredients. Either way, apply generously, take it in the shower, or eat it for a little boost of energy.