Skin moisturizer A study on humans revealed coconut oil increases hydration and reduces evaporation in the skin.
Makeup remover Looking for a natural eye makeup remover? Swipe a bit of coconut oil across your lids to remove gunky mascara. The extra bonus? Lashes get an extra hit of a hydration from the oil.
Sunscreen Coconut oil has an SPF of 4 so it can provide a little protection from the sun. However, if you plan on being outside for an extended period of time, it’s a good idea to use a higher SPF.
Lip balm The luscious oil gives way to smooth lips in no time. Plus, it tastes good!
Mosquito repellent According to the United Coconut Associations of the Philippines, a combination of cooked lemongrass and coconut oil will keep the bugs away.
Wanna make a simple insect repellent that’s 100% natural? Check out this easy formula. To make about eight ounces of repellent, simply mix about 7.5 ounces of coconut oil with 50 drops of essential oils; some of the best to repel bugs are citronella, clove, eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass. Use any combination of these but the best mix is lemongrass and citronella. See our Organic Insect Repellent At Our Online Shop**
First aid cream Protect scrapes and cuts with a thin layer of coconut oil.
Treat atopic dermatitis One study found virgin coconut oil may help in proactive treatment of the skin infection.
Shaving cream An affordable and natural alternative to commercial shaving creams, coconut oil can be applied directly to legs and underarms.
Eczema Coconut oil’s anti-inflammatory properties may calm an eczema flare-up.