Coconut Oil For Body Care: 6 Things To Know About This Super Ingredient


With antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil has been widely used all over the world since long time. Many studies have shown that coconut oil is good for your body care:

1- Oil pulling with coconut oil:

Coconut oil is a better choice than other kinds of essential oils for oil pullers as this provides the added benefit of killing those unwanted bacteria that may be residing in your mouth. Swish a tablespoon of coconut oil through your mouth in the morning, leave it for 15 minutes and keep pushing, swirling and pulling the oil between your teeth to make sure every part of your mouth can be touched.

Oil pulling with coconut oil has many other health benefits as well.

2- Make your own DIY toothpaste with coconut oil:

Here is an easy-to-make and healthy coconut oil with baking soda toothpaste: Mix 6 tablespoons coconut oil, 6 tablespoons baking soda, 25 drops essential oil (choose whatever you like) and 1-2 tablespoons stevia in a bowl. Mix it well and pour into a mason jar, seal it up until ready to use.

3- Coconut oil is a good carrier oil:

Lots of the essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil for use, because they’re too strong to use full strength. Coconut oil is a good carrier oil, when used those essential oils for skin care, you can just add a few drops of them into a tablespoon of coconut oil and rub it on your skin.

There are more carrier oils are listed at here.

4- Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer:

According to, coconut oil is better than the average face moisturizer:

“Commercial moisturizers contain lots of water, which makes you feel like your skin is being moisturized. But as soon as the water dries, your skin becomes dry again. Also, many commercial brands of moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin. In contrast, coconut oil provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin’s surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture. It also great for shine and as a natural moisturizer for your hair.”

5- Coconut oil is a natural makeup remover:

Say goodbye to these expensive makeup removers, coconut oil will make your face look fresh and clean. Just dab a little coconut oil on your hands and rub it onto your face. Then wipe off the excess oil and makeup with a paper tissue and wash your face with bath soap.

6- Coconut oil is good for hair and scalp Health:

Studies show coconut oils penetrate the hair shaft and reduce protein loss.

You can use coconut oil to treat dandruff by massaging a small amount of it into your scalp and leave it for 10-15 minutes, shampoo out and you’ll see the result.

For a deep conditioning treatment, massage 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into your clean, damp hair and scalp. Allow it to sit for around 30 minutes or longer and then shampoo the oil out of your hair well.

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Heidi Kristoffer
I am Heidi Kristoffer, as an expert on natural health and holistic medicine, I am willing to help people live happier capable lives by sharing my health opinions with others. I am good at writing topics such as: medicine, natural remedies, foods and mental health. I think living a simple and healthy life, including eating healthy, exercising regularly and positively thinking, is the best medicine.