You Should Know About: Coconut Oil

Over the past few months there has been a huge resurgence of coconut oil. Magazines and bloggers alike have been very eager to spread the word about the amazing benefits and uses for this fruity oil. I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz about coconut oil’s beauty benefits by now. But if not, then I’m glad you’re reading! This tropical oil has a high Vitamin E content and contains fatty acids which are anti-fungal, anti-oxidizing and anti-bacterial. Now, you may be wondering, “Julia, why are you telling us about a cooking oil?” Because it’s useful for so many other things!! Here is my sum-up of the best ways to use this delicious-smelling oil:


  • Hair Mask/Deep Treatment (this post will tell you how to apply it)
  • Dry Scalp Treatment
  • Frizz Remedy (think of it as a more natural version of Moroccan Oil)
  • UV shield, helping to maintain color and prevent fading


  • Eye Makeup Remover
  • Lip Moisturizer


  • Moisturizer
  • Massage Oil
  • After-shave Moisturizer
  • Moisturizing Scrub (just add sugar!)
  • Breaking in new shoes
  • Jogger’s Nipple
  • Natural Sunscreen: SPF 4


  • Use on cinnamon raisin toast instead of butter
  • Mix with butter (vegan or dairy) for popcorn topping
  • Mix with garlic for a sweeter substitute than butter (in sauces & general cooking)

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