Coconut oil is quite simply the most magical food in the world. We rounded up from experts, 16 of the best DIY health and beauty recipes made with coconut oil that will give you even more reasons to buy a jar for your home.
I always have a big jar of Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in my home that I use for cooking and for many of the tips mentioned below. Anything I cook using this coconut oil naturally taste so much better and aromatic even without seasoning.
16 best tips on using coconut oil …
1. Silky, Fluffy, Chemical-Free Shaving Cream
Next time you shave, why not use a more gentle shaving cream that’s kind to your skin? This recipe allows you to add in your favorite essential oil, so the end result will be totally personal to you!
(Recipe and image: everydayroots)
2. White Chocolate Coconut Bath Melts
These bath time treats are simple yet luxurious. They smell of chocolate, leave your skin beautifully soft and supple and are a delight to make. What could be better? Why not whip up a large batch and give them to your loved ones as gifts this Christmas?
(Recipe and image: bitsquareblog)
3. Whipped Coconut Oil Cellulite Cream
Cellulite is a problem that affects many women. This easy to make DIY helps get rid of those stubborn dimples. With only three ingredients it really couldn’t be easier!
4. Homemade Liquid Hand Soap
Making your own liquid hand soap is not only far better for your family compared to store bought versions, it will also save you loads on your grocery bills!
The coconut oil creates a moisturizing effect, making sure every time you wash your hands they end up soft and clean!
(Recipe and image: ourmidwesternlife)
5. 2-Ingredient Eye Cream
With coconut oil’s protective antioxidant properties and its tissue-repairing and healing qualities, this eye cream works wonders for tired and stressed eyes. This is by far cheaper than the store-bought versions and contains no nasties either!
6. Homemade Deep Conditioner And Hot Oil Treatment
If your hair is prone to getting dry and brittle, then this DIY will help nourish and moisturize your hair turning it into silky smooth healthy hair!
Mrs Happy Homemaker provides you with two options, one for every day use and another for an intensive treatment for really dry hair!
(Recipe and image: mrshappyhomemaker)
7. Pure Coconut Oil Lathering Soap
This soap recipe allows you to make a pure bar of soap, safe for the whole family to use! It creates a lathering effect so you can feel as though your body is getting a super clean wash but without all the chemicals!
(Recipe and image: mommypotamus)
8. Coconut Oil Hand Lotion
As the colder weather takes its toll on your hands, giving them a little attention and care now and again will go a long way!
To avoid dry and old looking hands, use coconut oil as your hand cream often.
It will provide some much needed nourishment to make your hands softer and smoother.
9. Coconut Oil & Coffee Hand And Body Scrub
This hand and body scrub is perfect if you have a job or hobby which means your hands tend to get rather grubby! With only 2 ingredients it really couldn’t be simpler to make.
The coffee works as a gentle exfoliant whilst the coconut oil nourishes dry and broken skin!
(Recipe and image: cupcakesandcrinoline)
10. Coconut Oil Lotion For Dry Winter Skin
As the days get colder, your skin will start to get dryer! No one wants dry and flakey skin, so its better to combat it early on to prevent it. By using this ultra-moisturizing lotion, even the most sensitive of skin can be transformed easily!
11. Simple Coconut Oil Lip Gloss
With only a few ingredients and a little bit of time, you could have several Christmas gifts ready and waiting for your female friends and family.
You can personalize the recipe depending on your own tastes as well as how you present them! A thoughtful but effortless gift everyone would love!
(Recipe and image: madincrafts)
12. Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste
It is well known that coconut oil is great for your oral health, so it’s not surprising that many of you already make your own coconut oil toothpaste at home.
With antibacterial qualities as well a being a natural teeth whitener, this toothpaste could rival any store bought version!
(Recipe and image: familysponge)
13. Coconut Oil Cuticle Cream
This DIY is so simple yet ingenious at the same time.
If you are forever battling with your cuticles, why not opt for this completely natural way to help soften and control them easily and effectively.
The Frugal Girls could help you save loads on your DIY manicure regime!
(Recipe and image: thefrugalgirls)
14. DIY Coconut Salt Foot Scrub
It’s important to show our feet a bit of love now and again, and what better way to do this than by giving them a sensational foot scrub. This exfoliating scrub will help sooth dry and cracked heels but is inexpensive, easy and totally natural!
(Recipe and image: thefrugalgirls)
15. DIY Homemade Eczema Cream
Kulamama swears by this eczema treatment for her daughter. When used alongside a gut healing program she says the results are dramatic.
Eczema can be really painful at times and controlling it can be difficult. But to soothe the pain and calm the skin this remedy is perfect!
(Recipe and image: kulamama)
16. Homemade Mascara
Who would have thought you can make homemade mascara from a few simple ingredients including the wonderful coconut oil? This rivals any store bought versions because you know exactly what goes into it, so there are no hidden secrets.