Coconut Oil Does Triple Beauty Duty

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Coconut oil is quickly becoming my FAVORITE ingredient in my beauty routine!  Yes that’s right.  Not only can you cook with it, but it is great for soooo many other things.

I have also found Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil which smells incredible!  If you like the smell of coconuts.  Which I do.  It’s $5.99 for 16 oz.

If you are looking for more natural replacements for body lotion, eye makeup remover and eye cream, I have ONE Do-It-Yourself product that will do the trick.  Yes, ONE

Coconut Oil Triple Play

1/2 cup Coconut oil
1/2 tsp Vitamin E (optional)


1. Place the coconut oil and vitamin E in a bowl.  Vitamin E oil is used as a preservative.  however, if you don’t already have some, don’t bother to go buy some.  Coconut oil has a pretty long shelf-life as is.   

2. Whip it (Whip It Good!  I couldn’t resist!)  with an electric mixer.

3. Whip until it is like whipped cream or frosting (about 5-10 minutes).

Place in a pretty (free) jar and you are done!  Fancy up the jar with a cute label and this would make a great gift!  I have actually had friends ask for it.

You could add essential oils if you like, but I like the smell of the coconut.  I have been told by the fabulous woman whom I go to for facials that coconut oil is excellent for your skin!

When I get out of the shower, I put this on my body as a moisturizer.

When I remove my eye makeup at night, I put a small amount on my eyes or on a small flannel cloth and wipe the make-up away.  A little remains which moisturizes that delicate skin around your eyes beautifully.

Not only is this better for your skin, but the price is unbeatable.  That $5.99 jar of coconut oil will last a year at least!

Now, the coconut oil may melt.  Mine did this summer.  But I don’t really mind using it in the liquid form.  It may harden in colder months and you’ll have to scrape at it a bit.  But it melts quickly with the warmth of your hands.  
Do You Use Coconut Oil for Anything?  What’s Your Favorite Use?

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22 Responses to Coconut Oil Does Triple Beauty Duty

  1. Valerie August 29, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    For me, coconut oil do not only have triple beauty duty but a lot more. Aside from being a skin moisturizer and make up remover, one of the significant coconut oil benefits is that it can also help in treating wounds easily. It can also be applied on hair as conditioner. This has a lot more uses not mentioned here.

  2. Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) August 29, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Hi Valerie, thanks for adding to the conversation. Yes coconut oil does so much more than I mention here. Too much to talk about in one post! Take a look herefor other uses.

  3. Small Footprints August 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    I love this … so simple with no “bad” stuff. When I was a kid, I remember my grandma taking a bit of olive oil and rubbing it into her skin … this was usually while she was cooking. Until the day she died at age 97, she had beautiful skin. I imagine that the coconut would work as well or even better. Thanks for the tip (and the recipe).

    • Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) August 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

      I think my grandmother did this too! I just love this simple “recipe”. I have even used it as deodorant in a pinch! Works pretty well – better with cornstarch (or arrowroot) and baking soda added, but not bad if that is all you have!

  4. Elisa August 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    I have been using coconut oil as a hand cream for several months, but I plan to try it more often as a facial moisturizer now. I will also try whipping it in winter.

  5. Carrie September 2, 2012 at 1:12 am #

    My friend turned me on to coconut oil, since she knew I was an essential oil lover, she figured I would love coconut oil too. YEP! Sooo many uses besides cooking. I am hooked on any ‘oil’ apparently! Thank you for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesdays! Carrie @

  6. Tulip TrueAim September 6, 2012 at 3:28 am #

    I just got a huge tub of it. Can’t wait to try it for makeup remover. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at True Aim!

    • Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) September 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      You will love it. Occasionally, I admit that a little gets in my eyes and my sight is blurry for a bit, but it goes away quickly, doesn’t hurt or feel uncomfortable at all.

  7. Debi Bolocofsky September 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    I love coconut oil, and use it in moisturizers and lip balm. Great post and great information. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  8. Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) September 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    I have heard that from a lot of people. I will need to try that! I have also used it on my hair as a deep conditioner – loved it!

  9. Momma TeeBee September 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    I use on my face as a moisturizer and treatment for my hair. Love it!

  10. amandaklenner November 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    We use coconut oil a lot for body care too! Thanks for stopping by Natural Living Monday. I am excited to see what you have going on this week.


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