5 ways to use Vita Coco coconut oil

I first tried coconut oil about two years ago for oil-pulling but I had no idea that it had so many other uses. It’s a must-have for your everyday beauty routine! Here are five ways I like to use Vita Coco coconut oil:

A picture of Vita Coco coconut oil

A new addition to my beauty routine!

  1. Make-up remover

A quick, easy and gentle way to remove make-up and leaves skin feeling nourished. Take a teaspoon of the oil, warm it in your hands to transform it into a liquid and gently massage it into your face and neck. Use a flannel and hot water to gently remove before rinsing.

  1. In the shower

For a pre-shower treat, slather it all over your body. The deodorising and antibacterial qualities mean you can ditch your body wash, shower as normal and your skin will not only feel clean but also extremely moisturised. It’s also a great substitute for shaving gel.

  1. Lip balm

Instead of wasting money on synthetic tasting lip balms, I’ve started to decanter coconut oil into small pots to keep in my handbag. It’s easy, tastes much better and is good for you instead of ingesting chemicals that can be found in some lip balms.

  1. Hair mask

Want shiny and silky hair? Warm solid coconut oil, apply to damp hair before wrapping in a hot towel or shower cap and leaving to penetrate for an hour. Rinse, shampoo twice and condition as usual. You can also leave the remedy on overnight for an intensely hydrating treatment.

6. Brush cleaner

Make-up brushes can be a magnet for dirt and bacteria, but the anti-fungal and conditioning properties of coconut oil make it the ideal brush cleaner. Massage the oil onto your make-up brushes, then rinse off excess product with a gentle cleansing shampoo.

Do you have any other ways to use coconut oil?

*I was sent Vita Coco Coconut Oil but it is available at Boots, Selfridges, Urban Outfitters, Amazon.co.uk, Holland and Barrett, Ocado.com, Tesco and Wholefoods.


  1. 5th January 2016 / 9:31 pm

    Just navigated here from a Twitter chat, girlie. PrtScn’ed your link and thought I wouldn’t put off a visit :) Lovely post & review. I have definitely started paying more attention to the amazing qualities oils have. Love the ideas you listed. For some reason I’ve never used it to clean my brushes, just baby shampoo. Just made sure to follow you on your social media platforms.
    xox Nadia

    • Georgia
      12th January 2016 / 2:57 pm

      Hi Nadia! Ah yes, I remember you on Twitter. Thank you for reading and following! I’m loving coconut oil at the moment, it’s so versatile! Your blog is beautiful by the way. I’m looking forward to your future posts. :)

  2. 17th January 2016 / 5:46 pm

    I LOVE coconut oil, it is something that I regularly use in hair masks that I make myself. Isn’t it amazing that out of one item you can have so many uses!

    Using it on my skin has really helped with dryness especially when it is cold! Great post x

    • Georgia
      19th January 2016 / 1:51 pm

      Hi Fay!

      Yes, it’s great isn’t it?! I love using coconut oil as a moisturiser too – it’s not greasy at all and leaves my skin feeling lovely and smooth! Thank you for reading :)

  3. 17th January 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Just found your link on Twitter and I’m so happy to have come across this post! I have such a huge pot of coconut oil and I’m always at a loss of what to do with it apart from using it as cooking oil. Thanks for your help xx


    • Georgia
      19th January 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Hi Jessica!

      Thank you so much for reading – much appreciated! No problem at all, glad my post could be of some help. :)

    • Georgia
      19th January 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Hi Emma Louise!

      Glad the post could inspire you! Coconut oil is so versatile, I’m sure you’ll be able to use up that big tub in time! Thank you for reading :)

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