Unexpected Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Very few beauty products can be classified as cure-alls, but coconut oil comes pretty close.

Coconut oil can be used for anything from healing scars to moisturising dry skin.

Of course there are many more uses for coconut oil beyond this list, but here are a few ways to get the most out of your coconut oil.

Makeup Remover

You will be surprised to hear that even the most resistant waterproof mascara doesn’t stand a chance against coconut oil. Apply it directly to your face as an oil cleanser, and watch the makeup melt away.

Breath Freshener

Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Gargling for 20 minutes with a spoonful of oil can help clear up germs in the mouth. This leads to a fresher breath, whiter teeth and healthier gums.

Body Lotion

Coconut oil is a vanity essential if you are a DIY mixologist. This versatile oil can be used as the base to make your own body moisturiser.

Cuticle Oil

If you have cracked cuticles and peeling skin, coconut oil will do the trick. It can also be used to make your manicures last longer.

Makeup Brush Cleaner

Cleaning your makeup brushes should be a monthly ritual. Create your own DIY cleanser by mixing two parts antibacterial soap and one part coconut oil.

Eye Cream

Instead of spending extra money on eye cream, use a dab of coconut oil on your eye area and fine lines. It’s light enough to use on the most delicate skin on your face.

Whitening Toothpaste

If you run out of toothpaste, grab the closest jar of coconut oil and baking soda for a quick fix. Mix equal parts of each and brush your teeth for about two minutes.

Deodorant

You can make your own natural deodorant (that works) at home. Mix coconut oil with arrowroot powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and a scented oil for a DIY odour fix.