Coconut Oil Home Remedies for Making Scrubs

Coconut Oil Information and Home Remedies

Coconut oil has been proven to be very beneficial in a number of ways. This versatile ingredient can be used to promote healthy skin, hair, and nutrition. Coconut oil can be used in cooking as a replacement for any pressed seed oil; it is a much healthier alternative. Plus it can be used in cooking at high temperatures. You can even use it on your toast instead of butter. In fact, coconut oil is one of the best sources of healthy fat. Coconut oil also works great on your skin as it provides great hydration. It can be used alone on the skin or added with other ingredients to make luxurious, skin-nourishing products. It makes a wonderful lip balm or lotion. The oil hydrates super dry areas like the elbows or knees. Coconut oil doesn't have harsh chemicals like other skincare products, so it doesn't irritate or cause harm to the skin. There are a number of at-home recipes you can create with coconut oil to help your skin!

Making Scrubs At-home

Exfoliating Body Scrub
  • Coconut oil
  • Sugar

Mix together 1 part coconut oil to 2 parts sugar. Combine well. Wet down the skin you want to exfoliate and rub the oil and sugar mixture over the skin. Once the exfoliant begins to dissolve and your skin absorbs the moisture (about 30 to 60 seconds in one area), rinse off with water. Then, pat dry. Follow up with a moisturizer for extra hydration.

Exfoliating Facial Scrub
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
Mix ingredients together. Use a cloth to wet your face. Rub the scrub over your face for about 30 to 60 seconds. Rinse your face with water and follow up with a facial moisturizer for extra hydration. This recipe is good for about 2 uses.

How To Make 5 Natural Beauty Products Using Coconut Oil free DIY coconut oil recipes

If you like to know what is in your products 100% and you are a bit of a DIYer then these 5 easy-to-make natural beauty products using Coconut Oil will be right up your alley! Coconut oil is a superfood and it isn't just for better-balanced hormones, a stronger immune system or to use when cooking or in your smoothie! It can literally feed your skin all while giving you soft, glowing and youthful-looking skin as well.   So let's get rolling, shall we? Here are 5 easy-to-make natural beauty products that use coconut oil as their base ingredient.

1) Coconut Oil Makeup Remover

Why use commercial makeup removers that contain god knows what?! This coconut oil makeup remover is super simple it is only two steps:
  • Warm a bit of coconut oil between your palms and distribute the coconut oil over your face and eyes
  • Wipe the coconut oil away with a damp cloth
Not only is your makeup removed but you'll also be left with clear, fresh skin.

2) Coconut Oil Deodorant

Skip the conventional deodorants and antiperspirants that have aluminum as an ingredient (which has been linked to cancer) and opt for this quick and easy do-it-yourself deodorant! Mix:
  • 2 parts baking soda (this takes care of odors)
  • 2 parts cornstarch  (this keeps you dry)
  • 1 part coconut oil (this keeps your skin hydrated)
Tip: Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance. This is a great idea for both men and women.

3) Coconut Oil Toothpaste

Don't want SLS and Fluoride in your toothpaste? Then check out this recipe: that only has three ingredients: Mix:
  • Equal parts coconut oil
  • Equal parts baking soda  (this will help keep your teeth white)
  • With a few drops of peppermint essential oil  (this will give you a minty flavor)
Tip: Coconut oil is solid at room temperature so rinse your sink with hot water when you're done. This is a great idea for both men and women.

4) Coconut Oil Shaving Oil

Want to be smooth and silky then try this on for size, it only has one ingredient:
  • Simply rub a generous amount of coconut oil onto the area that you want to shave and then shave away
You should find when you are done that you won't even need to moisturize afterward! This is a great idea for both men and women.

5) Coconut Oil Body Butter

Even though coconut oil is wonderful as a moisturizer on its own you may want to take it up a notch and make a Coconut Oil Body Butter: Whisk until you achieve a light, frothy texture:
  • Coconut Oil
  • With a few drops of your favorite essential oil
Spoon into an airtight glass container, and you're done! So there you have it. I told you they were easy! I would, of course, be recommending that you are using Organic Coconut Oil; Feel free to leave your comments below and please share this article if you liked it.  

Article Contributed By
Danielle Winters