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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Beauty | Using Coconut Oil In Your Beauty Regime

Coconut Oil seems to have taken the beauty world by a storm over the last couple of years however me being me, I'm the last person to jump on the band wagon. A few months ago I attended a Neals Yard Remedies blogger event where I was kindly gifted with this tub of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil* and with that I made it my mission to jump onto this new craze. 

I've been using the 300g tub (which is huge btw) in various ways to enhance my beauty regime, some are pretty obvious, some not so much - If you have any others I'd love to hear them.

Hair treatment.
Lets get the obvious one out the way with first! I've used the coconut oil on a few occasions, running it through the ends of my hair as well as massaging the product into my scalp. I usually leave the treatment in for an hour or longer if I can, just so my tresses can reap the full benefits of the coconutty goodness. My hair always feels amazing after using the virgin coconut oil however if I'm being picky, I much prefer NYR Rosemary & Cedarwood hair treatment as it softens my hair so much better.
Cuticle oil.
I noticed a change in my cuticles almost instantly after using coconut oil on them. The heat from the hands means the oil sinks into the cuticles super duper quickly and soothes any torn skin or hangnails really quickly. I've been trying to use coconut oil on my cuticles each morning (give or take a few days where I've forgotten) and have 100% noticed a difference in my hands. I'll definitely be continuing to do so & will probably move onto my toes soon, especially as we're getting closer to Summer.
Makeup remover.
The texture of coconut oil is really similar to that of a cleansing balm so works in the same around about way. I lather the product on my skin, leaving it on for a couple of minutes before massaging in & removing with a muslin cloth. I love the feeling my skin is left with after using coconut oil after as a cleanser as it makes my face feel mega smooth and polished.
Body oil.
Because coconut oil has a natural SPF in, it makes perfect sense to use it as a body oil. After having a bath (which is quite often if you didn't know - I'm a complete bath person!) I'll cover myself in the oil, resulting in not only me smelling absolutely divine, but also me having super smooth skin. With the skin being toasty warm after jumping out of the bath the balm like oil melts so well into your body, it's amazing how quickly this cult product works its' magic. 
Lip balm.
I've still got quite dry lips from the cold weather we've had over the last month or so I've been keeping them replenished with moisture using coconut oil. I think it works really well, although the smell that close to my mouth (yes, i realise this sounds weird) is a little off putting for me... But other than that, it really works!

Have you guys tried any of these beauty regimes using coconut oil before? What weird and wonderful ways have you been using coconut oil?

Thank you so much for reading. Lots of love | Claire.x


  1. I use coconut oil for cooking but really need to jump on the beauty bandwagon, these are some great ideas.

    Emma Inks

    1. Definitely try it! I've had some really good use out of using it in my beauty routine... I should probably try it in cooking now. Ha! X

  2. I use it on the ends of my hair overnight and sometimes as a little boost for my skin. Didn't think about using it for cuticles; I'll have to give it a go!

    Nicole - Jeansandajumper.blogspot.com

    1. It's definitely where I've noticed the biggest change, using it on my cuticles. X

  3. I've used it on my hair in the past don't remember a huge difference though. Smells great though !

    1. Aww. That's a shame! I've really noticed a difference, especially with my hands :-) It smells amazing doesn't it!! I love it!! X

  4. I love to use coconut oil, I love to use it as makeup remover or moisturiser on my dry patches!


    1. I've heard that actually. Using it on your elbows & knees is supposed to work really well :-) X

  5. I used to love using it as a cleanser, as it is excellent at melting away make-up! Unfortunately my skin gets clogged up with it, so I mainly use it for a hair treatment, which leaves my hair soft and shiny! :) xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk - natural beauty, affordable fashion, everyday life

    1. I love it as a hair treatment, I had it on last night actually & it's fabulous! X


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