Magic Skin Balm

benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil is a wonder balm for a variety of skin aliments. It an all round magic skin balm. Coconut oil has a variety of health benefits when used in cooking such as regulating blood sugar, fighting heart disease and improve the immune system. But used topically it can help a variety of skin, hair and body issues. In fact I’d place a bet that you could replace all pretty much all of your beauty regime with Coconut Oil if you wanted to!

Here are my favourite ways to use Coconut Oil:

Lip Treatment - Perfect for chapped lips Skin Softner - Smoothed into the elbows or knee’s to soften dry skin.
Makeup Remover - Ideal for removing makeup without the use of chemicals.
Shaving Balm - Close shave and a moisturiser at the same time. 
Deep Conditioner - Left in the hair overnight to leave the hair looking shiny and smooth.
Hand Balm - Rubbed into chapped palms to instantly soften the skin
Hair Oil - Applied to the ends of the hair to smooth and tame frizz.
Body Scrub - Combine coconut oil and sugar.
Massage Oil - Great choice for a massage oil as it’s not too greasy and smells lovely.
After Sun- Highly moisturising so great for sun exposure.
Homemade Toothpaste - Combine equal coconut oil and baking soda & sweeten with stevia.
Oil Pulling - Swished around the mouth like mouthwash to reduce bacteria.
Hair Mask - Use overnight on the hair for a super nourishing natural hair mask.

Seriously there are so many ways you can use the stuff. For me I like it best when used as a hair mask. Left overnight it leaves my hair looking shiney, managable and easy to tame.  I'm converted to the Coconut Oil side. I buy my Coconut Oil from M&S but you can pick it up in most supermarkets in the health food sections. It also tastes awesome on food, I like to use it when roasting sweet potato for a subtle coconutty taste. Yum!

44 comments

  1. aah i've heard the most amazing things about coconut oil and how versatile it is! definitely need to go and grab some!

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  2. I love coconut oil! I always use it as a hair mask and my hair feels sooo soft and healthy after using it!

    X Marjolein
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  3. I love coconut oil, it's good for so many things

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES
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  4. Sounds really nice! Coconut oil is amazing for hair!x
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  5. It's official, I really need to start incorporating this into my routines!

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  6. I don't love the smell of coconut but the benefits sound great!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  7. i use coconut oil for my hair all the time ! such a great product x

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  8. I always use coconut for roasting veg or as butter, but the multi-purpose use of it is fabulous!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I have one cream of coco and it´s soooo good!! hahaha

    XX

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  10. I have a tub of coconut oil and use it for a lot of these things, it's so good¬

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  12. Ahhh where would I be without my beloved coconut oil?? I love applying it after cleansing in the evenings. I find it has the same effect as Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate except for a fraction of the price!

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  13. I love using coconut oil in my hair

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  14. I've heard so many great things about coconut oil I really need to try it!

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  15. who would have thought you could use coconut oil as toothpaste! x
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  16. love this Lily, I didn't know Coconut Oil had so much use :) thanks for sharing :D

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  17. I love coconut oil too, it's great, I use it for so much things!

    Feathers || Ah! So Cute!

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  18. I've only used coconut oil as a hair oil before, but now I'm definitely intrigued to try out all the other possibilities! :)

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  19. Not a day goes by where I don't use coconut oil in some way. I uses it on my lips, face and hair and I cook with it! It is literally the best most versatile thing ever. I get mine in a massive jar from Holland & Barret, love it!

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  20. I've been hearing so many good things about coconut oil, I would be interested in trying it for my hair. Maybe it could give it the moisture I need! I'll check if I can find it in Tesco :D

    Julia x
    Check my last post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/a-hint-of-retro.html

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  21. Woah i never would've thought you could use it in so many ways! I love using it in cooking haha x
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  22. I love using coconut oil, I sometimes use it when I'm frying vegetables, and it's excellent to use as a moisturiser (and smells amazing).

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  23. Coconut oil is a miracle worker and it smells amazing !

    Sara,
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  24. i never knew you could use it for shaving and oil pulling!! I normally just use it as a make up remover i definitely need to make it more versitile. well you learn something new everyday...

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  25. Such a good post, I love using more natural products x

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  26. Love coconut oil! It works so well! I use my fractionated coconut oil as a makeup remover and it works like a charm!
    manicpixiegirl

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  27. Coconut oil is so wonderful! Definitely a "desert island beauty pick" if there ever was one ;)
    xo
    Krista
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  28. Eu fiquei super curiosa *.*
    Vou pensar seriamente em experimentar!
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  29. Ahh coconut oil is amazing!!! Its so good for the hair, its even SCIENTIFICALLY proven - and i get excited about that part as I am a scientist - haha.

    I wrote about it here if you fancy a read! http://www.beaucience.co.uk/2015/02/hair-hero.html

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  30. Those are great ways to use coconut oil! Great! http://cosmicconfession.blogspot.de/

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  31. I'll definitely be picking this up :)

    Kirsty | www.kirsty.ws

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  32. This is real interesting. I've heard it can be used for so many different things too, but I haven't had a chance to give it a go. I might try it out soon!

    Daisy - Daydreaming x

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  33. I love coconut oil as a hair mask. The thought of oil pulling however makes me gag! Lol

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  34. I swear by coconut oil! I also love using it for hair masks and I always make sure I take some away on holiday with me as it's perfect after a day in the sun x

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

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