5 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

 

I’ve been having serious issues with my hair and scalp lately. I won’t go into too many details incase any of you are reading this over your morning toast, as it’s pretty much disgusting.
Annnyway, when searching for things that may help my little problem, I kept coming across coconut oil. I decided to do some research into it and see why it seems to be quickly becoming a popular product with many health benefits – not just when consumed, either.
 
Ensure you use virgin organic coconut oil, not the cheaper, refined coconut oil.
While there are many health and beauty benefits from coconut oil, I’ve picked my favourite 5 beauty uses out there. I’ll be doing a separate post on the health benefits soon!
 

5 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

 

1. Weight Control.

Add a teaspoon to your diet daily, working your way up to 4. Coconut oil is easy to digest and protects your bloody from insulin resistance. It also boosts your metabolism so you’ll burn more calories. It’s also an appetite suppressant so you’ll consume less calories each day, which will lead to weight loss in the long run and it’s known for getting read of fat around the abdomen.
 

2. Skin Care.

Coconut oil is very hydrating for your skin – it keeps the skin’s connective tissues strong to prevent sagging and wrinkles. Either apply it to your skin directly to reduce the appearance of fine lines or use it daily on both your face and body for a healthy glow. You can also use it as a body lotion and hand cream. 
 

3. Hair Care.

Coconut oil is good at protecting your hair from damage. It can prevent sun damage by blogging around 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It can give your hair a lovely shine and keeps it growing healthily. It can be used on your hair after showering, it’s a great conditioner for helping the re-growth of damaged hair. Also massaging it into your scalp can keep it dandruff free. It can also prevent catching head lice, for any of your mums or teachers out there. 
 

4. Improves Dental Health.

Using coconut oil can be used as a mouth wash to kill some harmful bacteria and reduce bad breath. It’s also said to whiten teeth and even help improve hangovers. It’s a process called ‘oil pulling’, where you swish a tablespoon of coconut oil around your mouth for 20 minutes and then spit it out – just be sure to spit it into a bin or tissue as it solidifies and will clog up pipes and drains!
 

5. Nail Care

 
Rubbing coconut oil into your nails and cuticles is a great way to moisturise them as well as prevent them from splitting.
 
 
Have you ever used coconut oil as a beauty product?

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28 Comments

  1. melissa z
    May 16, 2014 / 9:37 am

    i love coconut oil , it has so many benefits , which reminds me i need to get some more today !!
    very handy to have ! 🙂
    Melissa | The Inked Blonde

  2. Lizzy
    May 16, 2014 / 10:14 am

    interesting! thanks for sharing!

  3. Jackie Harrison
    May 16, 2014 / 11:06 am

    I use coconut oil for everything but I did not know to use for teeth and nail thanks for tip giving it a try great post. Have a great weekend doll.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

  4. Ellyzabeth Tanaya
    May 16, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    thankyou for your review!! <3

  5. Mª Pilar Domínguez
    May 16, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    I have never used coconut oil but I love coconut scent and I have used moistures and parfums of coconut. I saw your picture of the police box in Instagram and I liked it very much. Kisses:)

  6. May 16, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    HI dear!
    Oh great, it seems a nice product, thanks for sharing
    And OMG!! You’re a Doctor Who fan?? I love, love, love him!!
    xoxo

  7. Joan
    May 16, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    wow!
    what a great review!!
    thanks for sharing!

    peacequiethere.blogspot.gr

  8. Belle B
    May 16, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    Never thought about it as a diet supplement, I’m too busy putting it on my hair! Great tips.

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • May 18, 2014 / 3:26 pm

      I can’t wait to give it a go as a diet supplement! I will when I’m back from my holiday

  9. Nichole Josey
    May 17, 2014 / 12:03 am

    I had no idea there were so many benefits to just one little oil!! I really like the nail benefit! Mine alwaysss split.

  10. Gemma Donohue
    May 17, 2014 / 1:04 am

    I love coconut, you are so right
    We can get so many benefit from this
    Great product.
    Thanks so much for the tips, because I didin’t know is good for teeth and nails.
    Great post darling.
    xoxo
    http://stunningchic.com/

  11. Michelle Katherine
    May 17, 2014 / 2:17 am

    We’ve seen and read a lot about coconut oil based products lately and we’re keen to give it a go! Our hair hasn’t been in the best condition so we really need to pick this up

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

    • May 18, 2014 / 3:25 pm

      Give it a go and see if it works =)

  12. Mrs C
    May 17, 2014 / 7:45 am

    I use virgin organic coconut oil in my daily diet.. I started when I first jump onto the Paleo bandwagon and have been an avid user ever since. Great stuff!

  13. babyteeth
    May 17, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    Coconut oil is my favourite product ever. I’ve been using it for about three years on my hair and skin haha. I bought like four bottles in India- they were 70p each rather than £7! I don’t think there is anything that can’t be solved with either coconut oil or aloe vera 🙂
    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • May 18, 2014 / 3:25 pm

      Haha, you can get it cheap in Tesco but it’s not the organic stuff so I’m not sure how good that is.

  14. Dare tobe
    May 19, 2014 / 5:45 pm

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