The Caprylic acid, Capric acid, and Lauric acid take up 62% of the oils in coconut.

What Can You Use Coconut Oil For?

Face wash

Due to its antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturizing effects, it is no surprise coconut oil is widely used as a face wash. It is a great change of pace from the regular cleansers because at the same time it removes dead skin cells and makeup, leaves the skin moist and it helps shrink the appearance of pores, which means it is a cleanser, toner and moisturizer all in one!

Hair Mask

Forget all about the mineral and sunflower oils, because of the fatty acids mentioned above, coconut oil is proven to prevent protein loss and is the best deep conditioner and anti-dandruff treatment.

  • Anti-dandruff: If you are facing dandruff problems, try mixing a tablespoon of coconut oil with 10 drops of rosemary essential oil and massage it into your scalp, twist your hair into a bun and leave it be for 15 minutes. Wash as you would a regular shampoo.
  • Shiny hair: Smooth a bit of coconut oil on the ends of your hair making sure you don’t overdo it because otherwise, you will end up with a greasy hair.
  • Thicker hair: Gently massage a quarter-size dollop of the oil onto your hair, comb it and twist your hair into a loose bun. Leave it be for one night and in the morning shampoo as usual.

Body oil

Everyone wants a smooth and nourished skin, and coconut oil will provide you with just that. Many studies have found coconut oil to increase hydration and help with seriously dry skin. What’s more, it has a wonderful scent and the perfect texture to slather it all over your body.

Use a quarter sized amount of coconut oil on a daily basis as a body moisturizer. For best results, apply it as soon as you get out of the shower, because your skin is going to be relatively warm, and the oil will thoroughly sink into it.

Under-eye cream and Cheekbone highlighter

If you are tired of the dark circles around your eyes, and even more tired of spending large amounts of money on expensive eye creams, then give coconut oil a try.

All you need is a pinch!

Warm it up in between your fingertips and gently pat it underneath your eyes. The delicate skin under your eyes will be grateful.

Another way to make yourselves prettier with only a small amount of coconut oil is by using it as a cheekbone highlighter. Replace the store-bought products with this magical oil by sweeping it on top of makeup, it will give your skin a certain glow that will definitely make you look younger.

The use of coconut oil for cosmetic purposes is becoming more and more popular, and it is definitely a must when it comes to skin and hair protection.